Here at Sarum Dental Practice, we often hear many of our Wiltshire patients express their dislike for certain aspects of their dentition. Whether it’s the size of their teeth, the shape, or the colour, feeling self-conscious about your smile can have a detrimental effect on your confidence and your personal life.
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is an ideal way of creating your dream smile with no injections and no drilling. This treatment involves the professional manipulation of a thin layer of composite, resin material which is skilfully applied to the tooth’s surface and sculpted to the desired shape – think false nails but for teeth!
What is bonding used for?
This cosmetic treatment can be used to correct a multitude of dental imperfections including:
- Correcting irregular tooth shape
- Improving tooth colour and discolouration
- Modifying tooth length and size
- Realigning uneven and crooked teeth
- Filling unwanted gaps between the teeth
Composite bonding vs. Porcelain veneers
Though they do address the same dental issues, composite bonding treatment offers many advantages over its porcelain veneer counterpart. Firstly, unlike porcelain veneers, the composite bonding material doesn’t have to cover the entirety of the tooth’s surface meaning this is an ideal option to close or reduce small, unwanted gaps between the teeth.
Bonding is also usually the cheaper option in comparison to porcelain veneers and is more easily repaired when necessary. However, breaking or chipping of composite bond material shouldn’t be an issue as, when placed by experienced dental professionals like the Sarum Dental Practice team, your treatment will last for many years – a great investment in your smile and your self-confidence!