Minor flaws in your smile disappear almost instantly with our help. We quickly treat smaller tooth imperfections with our efficient composite bonding procedures.
A Solution for These Cosmetic Dentistry Issues
Composite bonding treatments are used to change the colour, shape, size, angle or spacing of your teeth. These treatments are generally applied for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of your teeth. Composite bonding evens out the features of your teeth or covers up minor issues in your smile. If you have medical or structural tooth issues, we can plan a different type of treatment based on what’s best for your teeth.
Most often, composite dental bonding focuses on the front teeth, since these are the ones seen the most. Patients seek composite bonding treatments to repair minor issues with their teeth, such as:
To mend these issues, we use a composite resin material, similar to what’s used in white fillings.
Composite Bonding Material
In dentistry, bonding refers to the adhesives used in dental work. When it comes to composite bonding, we use a tooth-coloured material, called composite resin, to make cosmetic changes to your smile. This material helps restore the size of a tooth, and can be molded and shaped to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. The beauty of composite resin is that it can be colour-matched to your natural teeth. It comes in several shades, enabling our team to seamlessly blend the composite material into your smile, no matter the colour. One note of caution on composite resin colour: it does not brighten the same as natural teeth with tooth whitening treatments. If you are considering whitening your teeth with a smile makeover, let us know, so we can brighten your smile first then match the composite resin to your whiter teeth.
Depending on the specific treatment, composite bonding requires a little preparation. We diligently place a matrix between the tooth we’re working on, and the surrounding teeth. This ensures that the composite resin only goes where it’s intended. Composite resin needs to bond with your tooth, so it securely sticks to your tooth enamel. It generally requires teeth to be roughened up with a mild chemical. This helps create a textured surface which lends itself to a stronger bond between the natural tooth and the composite material. For some of our composite bonding treatments, composite resin is added in layers and hardens with a curing light. Other procedures offer a novel approach and incorporate digital dentistry to plan a treatment, digitally predict the outcome, generate a trial smile and create the necessary appliances.
Types of Composite Bonding at SmileMore
At our friendly little practice, we offer a lot of services. For composite bonding, our patients can choose from three types of treatments.
How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?
As long as patients practice proper care and regular, thorough cleaning, bonded teeth stay strong and look good for years. You can expect composite bonding treatments to last somewhere between five and ten years before needing to replace or repair the teeth. However, accidents and wear still happen over time, even with diligent care.
Contact Us for Minor Tooth Repair
We’re always happy to take a look at your teeth and suggest treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile. By offering different types of composite bonding treatments, we’re able to offer you the right treatment for the results you want. Contact us today to book your consultation.