Lately, we’ve been receiving more and more queries as to what composite bonding is, what it does, and what the suitability requirements are for this cosmetic dental treatment. We thought we would give our Salisbury community the lowdown on composite bonding so that you can make an informed decision before booking a consultation at Sarum Dental Practice.
What is composite bonding?
As the name suggests, composite bonding involves the pain-free process of restoring a tooth’s structure using natural coloured resin material that gets rid of unwanted imperfection through reshaping.
The procedure takes place in a single appointment with no drilling or anaesthetic required. Once the putty-like material is moulded into the desired shape on top of the surface of the tooth, a light is used to cure and set its position. This resin material is incredibly strong and durable so requires a professionally skilled dentist to craft the perfect shape and colour match.
What does composite bonding do?
This cosmetic treatment is used to treat and improve all manner of imperfections, including:
- Filling gaps between teeth
- Reshaping and correcting tooth size and length
- Realigning crooked and uneven teeth
- Improving tooth colouring (especially stubborn stains and discolouration)
- Modifying irregular tooth
Composite bonding vs Porcelain Veneers
Unlike bonding, veneers make use of a thin sheet of laminated porcelain that is fashioned to fit onto your existing teeth. Both treatments are used for similar cosmetic transformations however, composite bonding is the faster and cheaper option to improve minor imperfections whereas veneers provide a more dramatic finish in creating a completely flawless smile.
If you’re looking to invest in your smile but are unsure as to which treatment is right for you, the Sarum Dental team in Salisbury is on hand to point you in the right direction.