What is Composite Bonding?

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Cosmetic dentistry provides people with ways to improve the look of their smiles and face the world with renewed confidence. But many cosmetic dentistry procedures are really expensive and might not fit inside your budget. Out of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures you can choose from, there is one procedure that won’t be so hard on your pockets and give you the satisfaction of a perfect smile without disturbing your teeth too much. The procedure is known as composite bonding or resin bonding. Composite bonding improves your smile using a tooth-colored material to repair or improve the look of your teeth.

How does composite bonding work?

Dental bonding is the process of covering up your teeth with a tooth-colored material like porcelain veneers or simply a resin. Porcelain veneers can be expensive and come with the risk of slipping off the teeth without you noticing, while composite bonding uses a tooth-colored resin to sculpt the teeth into perfection at a comparably lower price tag. In composite bonding, the teeth are prepared for the resin and to be applied using a conditioning gel and then the resin is applied to the required areas of the teeth as needed. When the resin has been set on the teeth, the dentist then moves forward to the sculpting of the teeth to remove any excess resin or apply more resin on any areas it is needed. When the sculpting is complete, the dentist uses a light with high intensity to harden the resin and make it permanent. After the resin has hardened, it is really strong and the teeth look natural and it is impossible to tell if a procedure has been done.

What are the benefits of composite bonding?

Although composite bonding costs lesser than other cosmetic procedures, it produces a difference in the look of your teeth that have been damaged or malformed. Composite bonding can help with many malformations of the teeth and makes it easier to get an improved smile without multiple visits or enduring soreness or pain. Composite bonding is the process that can help with malformations that occur either due to accidents and wear of the teeth or improper growth of the teeth. Composite bonding can recreate partially broken or chipped off teeth that cause a misaligned appearance of the teeth. Composite bonding can also be used for filling up cracks in the teeth and the gaps between the teeth that make them look unpleasant. Uneven or crooked teeth can be fixed by using composite bonding. Composite bonding can repair the look of teeth with receding gums that expose the roots and can be used to cover up stained teeth.

How long does composite bonding last and how can you take care of it?

Generally, composite bonding has a firm hold on the tooth and can go a long way without any intense pressure or friction. The approximate lifetime of a composite bonding is 10-12 years. Composite bonding does make your teeth look healthy and normal but it doesn’t imply that you can ignore taking proper care of your teeth. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is fundamental if you wish to keep your composite material shining and good looking. Composite material or any other material can never be as strong as the enamel of the teeth so you should avoid using your teeth for opening up messy packaging and make sure you don’t chew any hard candies or ice-cubes to prevent the cracking of the composite material.

If you have crooked teeth or have cracked or chipped your tooth, composite bonding can restore the look of your teeth. Visit our cosmetic dentist at Floss and Gloss Dental for more suggestions on composite bonding and other ways to improve your smile.