What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is a pain free dentistry technique used to create a brighter and more even looking smile without the need for braces and veneers.
It is a cosmetic dentistry technique that involves the application of a composite resin that can be shaped and moulded to give you a straighter smile and remove small gaps in your teeth. It can be used to cover discolouration and chips to your teeth. It is a much less invasive treatment than traditional veneers and crowns which involve the grinding down and drilling your teeth. This is a relatively quick procedure and can typically be completed in a single appointment.
The Best part!
Your natural teeth will not need to be drilled or filed down as is the case with crowns and veneers.
The results are far superior to whitening treatments alone as this technique can be used to cover staining, chipped teeth and gaps in your teeth.
It is a quick and cost effective way of achieving a bright and even looking smile without the need for braces or porcelain veneers.
Composite Bonding Before and After
Sineads transformation was so incredible that she placed second in the “Smile of the Year Awards”. Her treatment took 11 months in total and involved Invisalign braces followed by Composite bonding.
Where Do I Begin?
It is best to have a professional review with an experienced cosmetic dentist to see if this technique is suitable for you. Some more complex gaps, discolouration and crooked teeth may need a different combination of treatments to achieve straight and whiter teeth.
So in summary composite bonding is:
- Pain free with no damage to the natural tooth structure.
- Can be completed in a single visit to our dental Practice.
- It is a durable finish and will last for years with the proper care and dental hygiene.
- It is cheaper than veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments.
- You will not need any injections.
Composite Bonding After Care
It is important you take care of your Oral Hygiene as you would do normally. Brush twice daily, floss between teeth and attend your dentist for regular checkups and cleaning.
Composite bonding is not as permanent as porcelain veneers and resists most stains. It is prone to chipping if you chew hard objects. However, composite bonding is a completely reversible treatment as the enamel is not removed from your natural teeth. If you notice any chipping or staining you should attend your dentist to have the issue resolved.
In general, Composite bonding can last up to 10 years with good oral hygiene and care. At this point in time it can be repaired or even replaced by your dentist.
It is important that your teeth and gums are in good condition prior to having composite bonding. If you have issues with decay or gum disease it is important to treat these issues prior to bonding. In general composite bonding has no negative effects on your oral health.
Composite bonding, often referred to as dental bonding can be offered as a stand alone cosmetic treatment or in combination with other restorative and cosmetic treatments as part of an overall smile design. To check your suitability book your free consultation by filling out the contact form below or give us a call.
Ciara Breen, Swords, September 2022
“Highly recommend O’Neill Dental Care. I’ve had both Invisalign, Composite Bonding and Regular filling treatments done here. My Invisalign journey was smooth from start to finish.
I wanted to correct a small gap between two teeth, but I never imagined the result that I would achieve, it was far beyond my expectation. My whole smile has changed and in turn, my confidence.
I am so happy with my teeth now. The team at O’Neills are so friendly and professional and Dr.O’Neill himself is a genius at what he does.” (Source: Google Reviews)