Your smile is one of the first things many people notice about you. Smiling not only shapes your personality and boosts your mood, but it can give you greater confidence, and even influence your social life, career, and relationships.
However, when you’re not happy with your teeth, showing off your smile is often last thing on your mind. The good news is, there are lots of dental treatments available to improve your smile, including composite bonding.
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that can be used to repair minor damage to teeth or gaps in the teeth.
Many people opt for this treatment if they have gaps between their teeth, fractures, or chipped teeth. It can also provide an effective treatment for discolouration.
The procedure is relatively comfortable and involves attaching composite resin to a tooth in order to reshape and restore it, ensuring it matches the rest of your teeth. This procedure is renowned for achieving a natural finish, giving you a smile that you can be proud to show off.
Improving Your Smile with Composite Bonding
When it comes to improving your smile and boosting your confidence, a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments can be used to enhance, rectify, and improve your smile.
Cosmetic bonding is a popular treatment, which can be used to hide minor imperfections in your teeth that may be impacting your confidence.
Here are some of the ways that this treatment can help to restore your smile
Fill in gaps between teeth
Dental bonding is an effective way to fill gaps in teeth, minimising gaps and reshaping the teeth so that they enhance the natural shape of your smile.
Masking the appearance of discoloured teeth
Many people don’t realise that cosmetic bonding is also a great way to mask the appearance of discoloured teeth. Your teeth can become discoloured over time for a number of different reasons including food, drink, and lifestyle choices. Composite bonding can be used to help restore a whiter smile.
Repair chips and teeth cracks
Chips and cracks in the teeth can have a huge impact on your self-confidence and your smile. The good news is, composite bonding can help to repair chips and teeth cracks, giving you your smile back.
This treatment can be useful for tooth reshaping. For example, the resin can completely reshape the teeth, make teeth look longer, or be applied to cover up tooth roots that have been exposed due to gum recession.
How is Composite Bonding done?
One of the main advantages of this treatment is that it is incredibly straight forward, and you will not need to go under local anaesthetic.
During your initial consultation with your dentist, you will discuss the procedure in full and, at this stage, you will also agree on the correct shade of composite resin, as well as the areas of your teeth that require work.
Once you have agreed on the correct shade, the surface of the tooth is roughened using a special etching liquid so that the resin can bond more effectively with your tooth. The resin is then applied, and once the correct shape has been achieved, it is then hardened using a light system. Finally, it is trimmed, polished and checked.
How to care for Composite Bonding
When it comes to caring for your composite bonding, it’s important that you do the following:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Avoid habits that wear down composite such as biting your finger nails
- Using mouthwashes such as sodium fluoride
- Avoid smoking
- Floss on a regular basis
- Drink water after every meal to keep your mouth clean and healthy
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