If you dislike the gap between your teeth but don’t want to resort to braces or expensive cosmetic dentistry, composite bonding is the answer. Composite bonding is a simple, cost-effective, painless, and quick treatment that can fill gaps between teeth. Here at Boutique Dental 23, we work with many clients to give them back their smiles. Read on to learn more about composite bonding and how it can help you.

Who Can Have Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding can’t be used in every situation, and we will always thoroughly inspect your teeth and discuss the best options with you. It is an excellent option for filling a small gap between two teeth or improving the appearance of decayed, damaged, or cracked teeth. However, it cannot be used to fill in the gap where a tooth is missing. This would require a different and more extensive treatment, such as an implant or a dental bridge.

What Are the Common Causes of Gap Teeth?

Gaps can occur for many reasons, and we usually have little control over them. Our bodies change as we age, and gaps can develop as we mature. Gaps can occur because your jawbone and your teeth don’t match. Gaps can occur if you lose a tooth; this gap allows your other teeth to move around, causing small gaps elsewhere. If you suck your thumb or push your tongue against your teeth, this may cause your teeth to move over time. Gum disease may weaken the jaw, which in turn may allow your teeth to move around. These changes can happen at any time throughout your life, but fortunately, composite bonding is an ideal treatment for adults of all ages.

How Composite Bonding Fixes A Gap Between the Teeth?

Composite bonding is where your dentist skilfully builds from an existing tooth to fill a gap using the bonding material. Often, this is done from both sides of the gap to create a natural finish. Good cosmetic dentistry is an art form that requires a creative dentist to design, sculpt, and mould the composite resin to match your teeth. The composite resin is hardened using UV light and then polished to create an enamel-like finish. The composite is carefully chosen to match the natural colour of your teeth.

Pros and Cons of Composite Bonding to Close a Gap

Composite bonding has many benefits, such as improving the look of your teeth. It is affordable, being one of the cheapest forms of cosmetic dentistry. It is quick, the treatment is simple, and it doesn’t require many sessions or repeated visits; it usually can be done in one session. It is painless, there is no drilling, and it doesn’t damage the tooth to which the composite is attached. The main downside of composite bonding is that it doesn’t last forever. So, if it gets chipped or wears out, you may need to have it redone, but given that it is an affordable treatment, this is more of an inconvenience than a significant drawback.

Is Composite Bonding to Close a Gap Right For You?

While composite bonding is a fantastic option for your teeth, it is only sometimes possible and only sometimes the best solution. We will continually assess your mouth’s condition and teeth’ health and give you the best possible advice for your teeth. Dentistry is highly personal, and what works well for one person may not be the best treatment for you. However, when you come to the team at Boutique Dental 23, you can be confident that you will receive the best advice and care from our professional team. In some cases, there are better options than composite bonding, mainly where a missing tooth causes the gap. This is often better solved by a dental bridge or an implant. If additional dental problems could impact the composite bonding, we will advise you and suggest a more suitable treatment.

Getting Treatment For Your Gap Teeth at Boutique Dental 23

We at Boutique Dental 23 will always work with you to achieve your perfect smile. We always spend time with our clients to ensure we know and understand your teeth and can give you the best possible advice and treatment. Our experienced and friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions and ensure you love your new smile. To learn more about composite bonding, please visit the composite bonding page, or to book your appointment, please call us on 01942 727465.


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