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Ellin House, 42 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S11 9AS

Ellin House, 42 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S11 9AS

13/04/2022

How Does Composite Bonding Work?

If the look of your teeth is getting you down, it can get a little overwhelming thinking about all the different treatment options. If you’ve got crooked teeth, you’ll need Invisalign, stains often require Enlighten teeth whitening, covering cracks means veneers or crowns…the treatments can soon stack up.

But when you’ve only got mild issues with the position of your teeth, or small cosmetic concerns, there is a simple solution that can save you the need for several treatments; composite bonding.

Sometimes called ‘cosmetic bonding’ or ‘tooth bonding’, this astoundingly simple treatment takes virtually no time at all and leaves your smile looking rejuvenated and fresh.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about composite bonding.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Bonding uses a tooth-coloured composite resin to cover problem areas of your teeth. It can also be used to build up misshapen or crooked teeth, giving them a straight, full, and more natural look. The material used binds well to the tooth and the treatment is minimally invasive.

What Can Composite Bonding Treat?

Composite bonding can help:

  • Cover and protect chipped or cracked teeth
  • Correct slightly misaligned teeth
  • Reduce small gaps between your teeth
  • Increase the length of short teeth
  • Improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth

How Do We Carry Out the Composite Bonding Procedure?

The first step in the composite bonding process is to identify what you’d like us to fix. We’ll examine your teeth and let you know whether composite bonding will achieve your desired aims.

Before starting to apply the resin, we need to prepare your teeth. We do this to make sure that the composite material binds to your teeth. We’ll gently roughen up the surface of your tooth and then apply a small amount of a special bonding agent.

Next, we’ll apply the resin. This is a quick and easy process. We’ll skillfully scult the resin until we’re happy with the way you tooth looks. Then we’ll use a UV light to set the material. 

Finally, we’ll perfect the appearance of your teeth by gently making minor adjustments and corrections. All-in-all, a single tooth will take minutes. 

What Are the Benefits of Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding achieves great results in minutes. It’s effective at dealing with a range of different cosmetic issues. Other benefits include:

  • Pain-free treatment – There’s no need for anaesthetic and no drills in sight!
  • It’s quick – You can dramaticaly change the appearance of your teeth during your lunchbreak!
  • Aids oral health – Treating chips and cracks prevents decay or further trauma

To really enhance your smile, why not combine composite bonding with teeth whitening? We can plan the two treatments around each other and make sure the materials we use colour-match the specific shade of white Enlighten will help you achieve.

It Really Is That Simple…

Composite bonding is a straightforward procedure that yields great results. Don’t believe us? Schedule your appointment today and learn why we love this underrated treatment so much!

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