Composite bonding is a form of restoration performed as an alternative to porcelain veneers on darkened, cracked, or small-scale fractures, slightly crooked or gap teeth. Composite fillings/bondings are also known as resin fillings. It is the re-correction of teeth that have deteriorated, broken, discoloured or changed their position with the help of composite materials.
During the procedures, the dentist removes the damaged or decayed part of the tooth, and then the tooth is cleaned. In addition, special adhesives apply to the teeth. After this procedure, the dentist places composite fillings on the teeth. But the form of treatment is also called an aesthetic filling because it produces aesthetically effective results on the teeth. The dentist gives the desired aesthetic appearance to the problematic tooth or teeth with the help of composite (aesthetic) filling material.
- Treatment time is short. The procedure usually finishes in a single appointment.
- It is an aesthetic treatment.
- It is cheaper than porcelain veneers.
- It is easier to repair or renew.
- Depending on the person’s oral care and eating habits, deterioration in the structure of the filling material or colour change may occur over time.
- Since Composite bonding is not as strong as tooth enamel or porcelain, it can easily break or dislodge, especially if it is heavily loaded.
- It may require repair or replacement every 1 or 2 years.
A composite filling can be considered for the repair of cavities in the teeth. It is also possible to fill the gaps between the teeth with the help of composite filling. Cracked or broken teeth repair with this filling treatment. A composite filling has an important role in closing the gaps between the teeth. In addition, it can opt to improve the colour appearance of the teeth. And also, it can opt for because composite bonding makes the teeth look longer and more prominent.
This filling method can also be applied to change the shape of the teeth and offer an aesthetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
On the other hand, in case of a receding of the gums, composite filling treatment may be preferred to protect a particular part of the tooth root.
Aftercare of composite bonding
- Avoid tea, coffee, smoking and all foods that can damage composites within 48 hours of treatment.
- Clean your teeth regularly with a toothbrush and floss, and see your dentist periodically. It will ensure that your composites are cleaner and longer lasting.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and proper toothpaste for dental care.
- Again, in order for your composites to be long-lasting and to prevent the formation of tiny fractures or chipping, you need to avoid habits such as nail biting and biting some objects ( pen, pencil, nuts etc.)
- If you have any grinding or clenching problems, request a gum shield/mouth guard from your dentist to protect your composites.
Composite fillings have a treatment process that ends in about 2 hours, depending on the number of teeth. They last about two years, and in the end, they need to replace with new ones or veneers. It is typical for the fillings to turn yellow over time.
Composite bonding vs Dental veneers
Many people wonder about the difference between composite bonding and dental veneers. We consider you know a lot about composite bonding so far. We highly recommend checking out our Dental Veneers page for further information. In short, veneers are aesthetic dental treatments made of an exclusive material that covers the tooth. One of the significant differences compared to composite bonding is minimal preparation on the tooth. Composite bonding and Veneers have a lifespan. The former lasts for a maximum of 2 years, the latter for a minimum of 15 years. Considering all these, Let us decide together the best option for you.
Ensuring your dental health is vital for your overall wellness. If you’re looking to achieve a dazzling smile through basic oral hygiene practices, composite bonding is the perfect solution. This procedure can help you attain the radiant smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Composite bonding is an excellent starting point for your smile design. It can make a significant impact on your smile, enhancing your self-esteem and promoting better oral health. We will work together to choose the perfect color and shape to create a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. So, why wait? Let’s begin!
We have options for you at affordable prices for aesthetic purposes and for individuals who care about your health.
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