Composite Bonding in Liverpool
Composite edge bonding is an effective solution for restoring discoloured, chipped or cracked teeth. It can even be used to close gaps or reshape teeth.
Bonding involves the use of dental composite resin which is carefully colour-matched, then moulded to the perfect shape and bonded to your teeth. It can be performed in just one visit and is a low cost and less invasive option for many cosmetic issues.
Who is composite bonding for?
Composite bonding is suitable for those who are looking to enhance their smile. It’s effective at resolving the following issues:
• Uneven teeth
• Small gaps between teeth
• Discoloured teeth
• Chipped or cracked teeth
• Or those who are just looking to improve the general appearance of their teeth.
What are the benefits?
Composite bonding can transform a smile without invasive surgery. Unlike other treatments like veneers, which require enamel removal, composite bonding requires no tooth reduction. It is a cost-effective way to boost confidence, simple to maintain, and easy to repair.
This versatile solution can resolve various issues, from teeth discoloration to closing small gaps and improving tooth shape. It is relatively quick and affordable, requiring just one application, eliminating the need for follow-up appointments. An initial consultation is necessary to determine if composite bonding is the correct treatment for you.
How is composite bonding carried out?
An initial consultation and examination are required to assess if composite bonding is the correct treatment. If you are a suitable candidate, your teeth will be prepared by being cleaned, and adhesive is applied to allow the resin to bond. We select a composite resin colour matching your natural teeth for natural-looking results. The resin is then applied, shaped, and sculpted. Once completed, the resin is cured with ultraviolet light.
The treatment duration varies depending on the patient and the number of teeth treated, but a composite bonding treatment typically takes no longer than a few hours, allowing you to walk away the same day with a new smile.
What is the aftercare for composite bonding?
Composite bonding is easy to maintain. You should follow good dental hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, along with avoiding foods and drinks that can discolour your teeth.
Should I have composite bonding or composite veneers?Composite bonding is the perfect treatment to address cracks, chips or gaps on the edges of your teeth. Veneers, however, are designed to cover the entire front surface of your teeth. Whether composite bonding or veneers is the right treatment for you depends on your existing teeth and treatment goals. If you want to change the shape, size or symmetry of your teeth, veneers will be more suitable - whereas we can easily fix a few small chips or cracks using composite edge bonding.