Composite Bonding at Bridge Street Dental

Restore imperfections and makeover your smile

Do you have chipped teeth, gaps, fractures, misshapen teeth, discoloration or any other minor dental imperfections that cause you concern and stop you from smiling with confidence? We can help. Composite bonding is a modern way to restore teeth, either for cosmetic reasons, or to build up tooth structure that has been lost.

Composite resin is used to shape and restore your teeth to an aesthetically and structurally sound state. The colour of the resin is matched to your teeth, so it will appear as though it is a natural part of the tooth.

Unlike crowns or veneers which require part of your tooth to be removed, for composite bonding to be applied the surface of the tooth only has to be roughened to help the resin to bond, meaning the structure of the tooth remains intact.

The composite is hardened using curing light as soon as it’s applied, resulting in a tooth that can comfortably bite down by the end of the appointment. Composite bonding can usually be carried out in just one visit to the dentist. It generally lasts more than 5 years before it needs to be polished or repaired in some way.

What is composite bonding used for?

Composite bonding is considered to be a very versatile procedure and can be used to help with a variety of issues and to achieve a variety of cosmetic results. Some of the most popular uses of composite bonding include:

To repair chipped teeth.
To close gaps and spaces between teeth.
To alter the shape of teeth.
To increase the length of short teeth.
To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth.
To protect the root surface of a tooth if it has been exposed due to receding gums.

How long does composite bonding take?

Your composite bonding treatment can usually be completed in just one visit. You may feel some discomfort when the anaesthetic has worn off, and there may some bruising or swelling. But all in all the discomfort is generally small and we will help and advise you to manage this.

Is the composite bonding treatment painful?

The treatment is pain free, and does not require any injections.

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding generally has a life expectancy of 5 years or more, but this can differ from patient to patient.

Can I eat straight away after composite bonding treatment?

We generally advise that you allow 1-2 hours without eating, drinking or chewing following treatment to allow the composite bonding to settle.

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