At Stourbridge Dental and Implant Clinic, many of our highly skilled dentists provide excellent results with Composite Bonding.
What is composite bonding?
By applying tooth coloured resin material to your existing smile, we can improve the appearance and aesthetics of your smile. What is important to note is that composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding) provides a fantastic result, however it does come with its limitations as well and these are important to address before deciding upon treatment.
Let’s discuss the limitations and benefits of composite bonding:
The benefits of composite bonding
- Immediate results – As mentioned above it will instantly, if done correctly, improve the appearance of your teeth. It’s an excellent option for fixing chipped, fractured, discoloured or misshapened teeth. In most cases a single appointment will enable us to fix minor imperfections with immediate results and no downtime. Composite Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and can be a cost-effective way to improve your smile.
- Less invasive – Other options that people consider as an alternative to composite bonding are dental crowns and veneers, however these are more invasive than composite bonding. Composite bonding is less invasive than these other procedures. If done correctly, there should be minimal removal of the natural tooth structure.
- Natural look – The idea is to create a natural look and you can choose the colour and shade of the resin alongside the dentist to create the natural smile you want. If looked after well, composite bonding can last for several years.
The limitations of composite bonding
- Maintenance required for best results – You may need to revisit for touch ups and polishing to ensure the appearance is as it was when you had the treatment done. Because the Composite bonding material is softer than your natural tooth it is more likely to be affected by staining etc. compared to alternative treatments and will need to be maintained to keep looking its best.
- Not suitable for every case – It can only really be used for mild cosmetic issues and if you require more extensive treatment, you may need an alternative for example it cannot be used to rectify misalignments in your smile. If you have a tendency to grind your teeth, composite bonding is more susceptible to wear and tear and composite bonding therefore needs to be considered more carefully if this is the case. It is more likely to chip and wear down if you are grinding your teeth.
- Can be expensive if considering many teeth – Dependent on the extent of the treatment composite bonding can be considered to be an expensive financial outlay for patients.
In conclusion, what one must note is that nothing is a miracle fix with your smile, however you can achieve amazing results with composite bonding. Our highly experience dentists at our dental practice in Stourbridge are trustworthy and have undertaken extensive training to ensure they provide a high level of service to their patients. Composite bonding is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment at the clinic and will improve your smile.
If you would like to book a FREE consultation with us to find out more, discuss costs and payment options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reception team here in Stourbridge.
You can book an appointment by calling the practice on 01384 468515 during opening hours or send us a message here