Composite Bonding

Achieve your dream smile with composite bonding and edge bonding

Looking for a way to enhance your smile? Composite bonding and edge bonding are two popular cosmetic dentistry techniques that offer a quick and effective solution for various dental concerns.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilises a tooth-coloured resin material to restore or reshape teeth. Our skilled dentists add the composite resin in layers, sculpt it to the desired shape, and then harden it with a special light. This versatile technique can address a variety of issues, including:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment
  • Uneven tooth surfaces
  • Discoloration

What is Edge Bonding?

Edge bonding is a specific type of composite bonding that focuses solely on the edges of the teeth. It's ideal for addressing minor chips, cracks, or uneven edges that detract from your smile's aesthetics. Additionally, edge bonding can be used to slightly lengthen teeth or close small gaps between them.

Advantages of composite bonding and edge bonding

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    Minimally invasive

    Unlike procedures like veneers, composite bonding requires minimal to no removal of healthy tooth structure.

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    Compared to other cosmetic dentistry options, these procedures are generally more affordable.

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    Quick procedure

    Composite bonding and edge bonding can often be completed in a single appointment.

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    Natural-looking results

    The composite resin can be precisely matched to your natural tooth colour, creating a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

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    Composite bonding can address a wide range of dental concerns, while edge bonding offers a targeted approach for minor imperfections.

What is involved in composite bonding treatment?

  • We first dry the tooth and prepare the surface with a special acidic gel. This creates a rough surface for the composite to properly bond to.
  • We apply the composite in layers, gradually building up the shape.
  • Using a blue light, we harden the resin in its desired shape.
  • We then polish the composite, so it looks just like a natural tooth.

Looking after your restored tooth

Composite is invulnerable to bacteria and decay, but the natural tooth underneath isn’t. Great oral hygiene at home will keep your tooth lasting for as long as possible.

You may require maintenance on these restorations, particularly if you like to drink tea or coffee or enjoy other food and drinks that stain your teeth. This can easily be monitored at your regular check-ups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will composite bonding or edge bonding hurt?

In most cases, these procedures are performed with minimal discomfort. However, we may recommend local anaesthesia for additional comfort, especially if you have any sensitivity.

How long does composite bonding or edge bonding last?

With proper care, composite bonding and edge bonding can last for several years. However, factors like diet and oral hygiene habits can influence their longevity.

How do I care for composite bonding or edge bonding?

Maintain good oral hygiene practices like regular brushing and flossing to ensure the longevity of your bonding. It's also recommended to avoid staining foods and beverages and to see us for regular checkups and cleanings.