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Composite Bonding

The art of achieving beautiful smiles naturally

Composite bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that is used to enhance the appearance of teeth. It is a non-invasive procedure that involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to the surface of the teeth, which is then shaped and polished to match the natural teeth. At Merivale Dental Practice, we offer composite bonding as a safe and effective option for patients who want to improve the look of their smile.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a dental treatment that uses a tooth-coloured resin material to restore or improve the appearance of teeth. The resin material is applied to the teeth and then bonded using a special light that hardens the material. This creates a strong and durable bond that can last for many years with proper care.

What are the Benefits of Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding offers many benefits, including:

  1. Improved Appearance – Composite bonding can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration.
  2. Minimal Invasive Procedure – Unlike other cosmetic treatments, such as veneers or crowns, composite bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no preparation of the natural teeth.
  3. Quick and Easy – Composite bonding can often be completed in a single visit, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.
  4. Durable – With proper care, composite bonding can last for many years, providing a long-lasting solution to cosmetic dental issues.
  5. Affordable – Composite bonding is typically less expensive than other cosmetic dental treatments, making it a great option for patients on a budget.

Who is a Good Candidate for Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a great option for patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth but do not want to undergo more invasive treatments, such as veneers or crowns. It is also a good option for patients with minor cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration.

However, composite bonding may not be suitable for patients with more significant dental issues or who require extensive restorative work. In these cases, other treatments may be more appropriate.

What is the Composite Bonding Process?

The composite bonding process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation – Before beginning the procedure, you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss your goals and determine if composite bonding is the right treatment for you.
  2. Preparation – The dentist will prepare your teeth by cleaning them and lightly roughening the surface to ensure the bonding material adheres properly.
  3. Bonding – The dentist will apply the composite resin material to your teeth and sculpt it to the desired shape and size.
  4. Curing – The bonding material is cured with a special light, which hardens the material and creates a strong bond with your teeth.
  5. Finishing – Once the material is cured, the dentist will polish it to match the natural texture and shine of your teeth.

How Do I Care for My Teeth After Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding requires little to no special care, but it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits to ensure the longevity of the treatment. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice or hard candy, as this can damage the bonding material. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth and the bonding material.

If you have any questions about composite bonding or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at Merivale Dental Practice. Our team of experienced dentists will be happy to discuss your options and help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.