Are you looking for a quick and painless way to improve the appearance of your teeth? Good news... composite bonding may be the solution for you! Composite bonding is a modern, quick, and easy way to reshape teeth or improve their colour using a tooth-coloured resin material.
How Does Composite Bonding Work?
During a composite bonding treatment, there is no tooth structure removed so no surgery is required. In most cases, there is no pain, drilling, or anesthetic. This makes bonding a very appealing treatment for anyone who has dental anxiety or who prefers non-invasive treatments.
To restore your smile, a dentist will choose a resin colour that matches your natural teeth and apply it directly onto the tooth. The dentist will then roughen the surface of your teeth and apply a liquid that makes it easier for the resin to stick to your teeth. After applying the resin, your dentist will mold or shape the tooth, and then harden it with UV light.
This procedure can be used to either reshape teeth or improve discoloured teeth. For example, if you have one tooth that is shorter than the others and you want them to be the same length, composite bonding is perfect for you. Note that if you are using bonding to repair discoloured teeth or to fill a cavity, it may require anesthesia.
Benefits of Teeth Bonding
The biggest attraction point of dental bonding is that it is quick, painless, and easy. A tooth bonding appointment usually doesn't take more than 1 hour and can often be finished in 30 minutes. You can also go about your daily routine right after the appointment - no downtime required.
Drawbacks of Teeth Bonding
There aren't any major drawbacks or risks of teeth bonding, but keep in mind that the resin material used in the treatment is not as strong as your natural teeth, so they can chip over time. This is in comparison to a dental crown or veneer, which are much stronger and are less likely to chip. The resin material is also not as stain-resistant as natural teeth, so if you drink a lot of coffee or smoke, it can get stained. Bonding restorations typically last 5-6 years before patients need to have them polished and/or repaired.
If you are looking to get your smile restored before the quickly-approaching and long-awaited plans with friends, composite bonding is a perfect way to do so. Contact us today to find out more about composite bonding and whether it is right for you.
Did you know that over 50% of North Americans suffer from dental anxiety? With this in mind we've equipped our office and staff with the techniques and tools to reduce anxiety in the dental chair. Schedule a dental appointment in Hamilton today and see for yourself!