What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is a commonly used dental procedure and an excellent option for patients with chipped or worn teeth. In this procedure, the dentist uses their experience and skill to shape soft dental composite to repair chips and increase the bulk of tooth structure on worn surfaces to enhance the aesthetic of the smile.
During the first stage of treatment, the composite is soft and this enables your dentist to mould it. Once the composite is in the right place, your dentist will then use a curing light to harden it and the tooth will be stronger, as well as looking more aesthetically pleasing.
Bonding generally takes less than an hour, there is no pain and therefore no injections and the results are amazing. Even the smallest chip in the tooth can make you feel self-conscious about the look of your smile and chips can also increase the risk of further damage to the tooth. With bonding, the tooth becomes stronger and your smile looks gorgeous and healthy. Bonding can also be used to reduce the size of a gap between two teeth.
Is cosmetic bonding the best option?
There are other options available for chipped and worn teeth, such as veneers and other restorative treatments. However, in cases where the damage is minor and patients are looking for a quick solution, this treatment is often the best choice. If you have chipped or worn teeth, call our friendly reception team today and we can arrange a consultation to go through the different treatment options with you.