Refine the Appearance of Teeth with Composite Bonding
Cosmetic dental treatments help make your smile look healthy and attractive, elevating your confidence and sense of self. Composite bonding, also called teeth bonding, is a procedure that repairs chips, gaps, and minor imperfections, or it is a treatment that changes the shape and colour of your teeth. This treatment helps enhance the appearance of your teeth with the application of tooth-coloured resin — which is applied masterfully by our skilled dentists for an outstanding final result.
Due to the nature of this treatment, composite bonding is entirely reversible; however, once you experience the results, it is unlikely that you will want to revert to your smile’s original appearance.
Composite Bonding Improves Virtually Any Smile
Composite bonding is a versatile cosmetic treatment that helps augment your smile’s appearance. This treatment can:
The Advantages of Composite Bonding
Composite Bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can be done quickly and in one visit. The cost is lower than a veneer or crown, making it more attainable and still offering an exquisite, seamless smile. The procedure requires little, if any, removal of tooth enamel, and it typically does not require any numbing or local anaesthesia. Finally, there is no downtime following treatment; you can return to your daily activities immediately.
Composite Bonding at Our Dundee Dental Clinic
Our bonding patients require a resin colour that blends in with their natural teeth. One of our perfection-driven dentists will select a resin colour that is virtually undetectable compared to your natural tooth colour. If you would like a brighter smile, teeth whitening treatment is recommended before composite bonding, as the whitening gels do not have the same effect on composite resin as they do on natural tooth structure.
Following colour selection, we roughen the surface of your tooth with a formulated solution that allows the adhesive to bond effectively. We apply a conditioning liquid and then layers of resin to the treatment areas. The dentist skillfully applies, moulds and smooths the resin into a pleasing shape, then hardens each layer with an ultraviolet (UV) light. Once we finish the final layer, we polish the treatment area to match the rest of the teeth.
Ideal Candidates for Composite Bonding
Composite Bonding Aftercare
Veneers or Composite Bonding: Which is Right for You?
Veneers and composite bonding are similar treatments, and both garner smiles that stand out from the crowd.
Composite veneers use the same material as composite bonding, and the treatments follow the same process. The big difference between the two is that veneers cover the entire surface of a tooth, whereas composite bonding applies to part of the tooth — the edge, for example.
Porcelain dental veneers require the removal of some enamel, whereas composite veneers and composite bonding require no enamel removal. A significant advantage of porcelain veneers is that they tend to last longer than composite bonding and composite veneers, but this benefit comes at an increased cost. Composite bonding is a less expensive cosmetic option that still provides incredible results.
If you are interested in improving your smile’s aesthetic, ask one of our first-class dentists which treatments they recommend to give you the results you seek.
A Sensational Smile Awaits
Minor cosmetic treatments, such as composite bonding, transform your smile by refining aspects of your natural teeth. Please schedule an appointment with one of our accomplished dentists to find out how we can give you an incomparable smile.