When you are miserable with your smile because of damaged, chipped and cracked teeth or you have larger spaces between teeth than you would care for, then cosmetic bonding may be an alternative for you.
Composite bonding utilises the same material as that used in white fillings(composite) but here it is used to adjust the appearance of the tooth. Since the material that is used bonds to the tooth, it is termed as bonding.
Uses for Composite Bonding
- To restore chipped, cracked or worn tooth
- To fill the spaces between teeth
- To make teeth seem long
- To modify the shape of teeth
What does the process involve?
At first the tooth’s surface is prepared in such a way that the bonding material can easily attach to the surface of the tooth. The bonding material is spread to the surface of the tooth, sculpted and shaped for a more natural appearance. Using the special light the material is hardened and set. At the end the composite is polished to obtain the preferred result. With the help of a shade guide your dentist will pick the most suitable colour of composite resin to match your natural teeth. Some patients will elect to undergo teeth whitening before this treatment as the composite material will not lighten if the tooth whitening is opted at a later date
Benefits of Composite Bonding
- It is an affordable treatment
- It speedy and painless. The treatment can generally be attempted in one appointment and unless there is a decay in the tooth the anaesthetic is also not necessary.
- As compared to the available options like veneers this treatment is less intrusive as the integrity of the tooth stays unharmed.
Composite bonding is more and more sought after by patients as a choice of treatment.
Before and After Composite Bonding
In these circumstances, the gap between the two teeth is closed and the two teeth on either side is build up with the help of composite bonding.
In this situation the upper teeth had worn down. A course of tooth whitening treatment was done and then the teeth were built with the help of composite bonding.
If you are unhappy about your smile due to any reason, kindly mention it to your dentist.