Do you have worn and uneven teeth or maybe spaces between your teeth? Composite bonding is fast becoming the "go to" treatment to improve the appearance of uneven or worn looking teeth.
Composite is a special tooth coloured resin (plastic) material that is bonded (professionally adhered or glued) to your teeth. It is then shaped and polished to achieve beautiful results.
The treatment can be carried out in one visit but sometimes more visits are required if your desired smile transformation is more complex. We call this our Signature Veneer treatment.
In this case we use photographs, 3D study models of your teeth and other measurements to plan your smile. This involves a dental lab technician who then produces a wax up or 3D model of how your teeth are going to look. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved in the process. We can create a mock up of your teeth & let you live with your 'new' smile for a few hours. We can then refine the appearance and make adjustments before your final visit where we create your bespoke composite veneers.
Composite veneers can last up to 5 years. However like all dental procedures they require maintenance.
At home: Good oral hygiene habits involving brushing & flossing. Some foods can cause the composite to discolour over time, also cigarette smoking will cause them to discolour.
Regular 6 monthly visits with our hygienist to clean your teeth and polish your composite bonding to optimise their lasting appearance.
Protection, your composite bonding is strong but it needs to be protected. We will provide you with a splint to wear at night time to avoid chipping or fracturing of your bonding due to grinding.
Repairs; Composite bonding can chip or fracture over their lifespan. they can be repaired.
It is important to be aware that like porcelain veneers and crowns, composite bonding will also require maintenance as explained above.