Composite bonding is most commonly used to repair a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth, as well as to build more shape onto a malformed, misaligned or stunted tooth.
While porcelain veneers are caps that fit over the whole tooth, composite bonding crafts on top of the natural tooth in buildable amounts. This method lets us choose whether to treat specific problem areas, or the whole tooth. We can achieve bespoke shaping and shade-match the composite to your smile, so your cosmetic dentistry looks subtle and undetectable. We can do this with you in our dentist’s chair, and the teeth require minimal/no preparation, unlike their porcelain counterparts.
What happens during a composite bonding appointment?
Firstly, an initial consultation is required to assess if your oral health is stable and discuss which treatments will help you achieve your desired results. You can choose to have as many, or as little teeth treated as you like.
Composite materials vary hugely, we only use the most premium which is hard wearing and strong, whilst having the aesthetic appearance of enamel. Before applying the composite, the teeth are cleaned and dried well. When applying the composite, it is initially soft and shareable, enabling the dentist to craft it into the shape desired. It is then hardened using a process known as curing, under a bright light. Finally, the composite is polished to perfection for that lasting shine.
Whilst composite bonding can be done on a single tooth, Composite Bonding Packages are also available for every level of desire. All of our packages include a Hygiene appointment with Airflow Stain Removal, In-chair and Home Whitening and an Essex retainer to help protect your new smile.
composite bonding aftercare
After undergoing cosmetic composite bonding, it’s important to follow proper aftercare instructions to maintain the longevity and aesthetics of the bonded teeth.
Here are some essential tips for cosmetic composite bonding aftercare: