Looking for a Hollywood smile makeover? Well, we offer Composite Porcelain Veneers and Composite Edge Bonding for patients across Manchester…
Composite Bonding is where a tooth-coloured resin composite is sculpted and bonded to the tooth. It is a minimally invasive, cost-effective technique and can be completed in as little as one appointment.
Composite Bonding has many advantages when compared to traditional ceramic restorations, including:
- Less destructive to the tooth
- Often does not need drilling or injections
- More affordable
- Easier to repair
To book your consultation with one of our Composite Bonding specialists, call The Dental Team on 0161 864 3250.
Can I have Composite Bonding?
Although many people can benefit from this technique, it is not suitable for everyone. You can have a discussion with your dentist to see if it could work for you.
What is the procedure?
Most cases can be completed in one appointment. The teeth are cleaned and prepared with etch, and an adhesive is applied to the tooth and set using a bright light. A resin composite is then sculpted to the desired size/shape and set again with the bright light. Finally, the composite is polished to leave it smooth and as natural as possible.
Does it hurt?
For the majority of people, no! Most cases can be completed pain-free without the need for a local anaesthetic injection. However, for more complex cases where tooth preparation or removal of current fillings is needed then local anaesthetic may be needed.
How long does it last?
As with any cosmetic dental procedure, composite bonding doesn’t last forever and will eventually need replacing. It is very difficult to give a lifespan for the restorations as it depends on many factors, including how well you look after them at home.
How do I look after my Composite Bonding?
Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, as well as daily flossing. Poor oral hygiene can cause early loss of the composite and decay to form around them. The composite is not as strong as natural teeth, so it is important that you avoid using these teeth for biting hard things e.g. nuts, pens, hair pins etc. This can cause them to fall off or chip. Strongly coloured food and drink can cause staining around the margin of the composite and so are best avoided (e.g. tea, coffee, curry, red wine, smoking).
Your dentist will perform a light preparation of the teeth as necessary and record a mould to send to our trusted dental laboratory who will then create the porcelain veneer for a precise fit. We will also discuss and show you the range of shades available to help you achieve your desired smile. At your following appointment after confirming you are happy with the veneers; we will bond them to your teeth using an orally compatible adhesive.
Porcelain veneers can be a simple way to correct the appearance of front teeth to create a natural-looking smile. They can be an aesthetic solution for chipping, staining, cracked teeth or mild misalignment, with minimum adjustment to existing teeth using a thin porcelain facing.
There should be no excessive sensitivity following the procedure and you will be able to eat, drink and function immediately after the final appointment. It may take a few days to adjust to the feeling of your new smile but the aesthetic results achieved are instant.
To find out more and if you are suitable, book a consultation with our Composite Bonding specialist, and get a 3D scan in preparation for the Composite Veneers.