Composite bonding is akin to the amalgamation of a filling and a veneer. Unlike crowns and veneers, which need to be manufactured in a lab, bonding is a quick and cost-effective way of dealing with cracks, stains, chips and other types of damage to a tooth. Throughout the bonding process, your dentist here at Smile Up will carefully recreate a custom and precise restoration that looks just like a natural tooth.
Straightforward and non-invasive treatment
One significant reason why composite bonding is a popular way to treat a damaged tooth is due to the straightforward and speedy treatment time, which can be as little as half an hour in the case of a single tooth – much faster than methods such as veneers and crowns. There is no need for anaesthesia, great news for those who aren’t a fan of needles, and the preparation time is virtually non-existent.
The treatment process: continued
The composite resin used for bonding is shaped and polished to be in-keeping with your existing teeth. The tooth will be etched in order to roughen it so that a special liquid can be placed over the top, helping the bonding material to adhere. Following this, a resin is applied, which will be moulded and smoothed until the correct shape is achieved and hardened using an ultraviolet light. Your dentist will make any final touches in order to give the most authentic look possible, taking the existing shade of your teeth into account, as well as factors like your skin, hair, and eye colour.
Show off a healthier-looking smile
Having a discoloured, damaged, or stained tooth can be a reason to put off smiling, for fear of exposing your teeth to others, especially in the case of the teeth that make up the ‘social six’ the phrase describing those most visible when you smile. A healthy smile goes a long way, especially where your well-being is concerned. Smiling releases endorphins, the chemicals in the brain responsible for happiness and well-being, so when you feel less than confident about your smile, your self-esteem might be suffering too.
If you would like to book an appointment with us you can use our hassle-free booking form. Alternatively, give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to arrange this for you at your convenience. Our practice is easily accessible, being less than a 10-minute walk from Deptford Bridge DLR and a short walk from numerous bus stops. If you’re looking for a Beckenham dentist, we are only a 25-minute drive away here in Lewisham.