For what reasons may you wish to invest in composite bonding for your teeth?
Composite bonding is worth considering for a number of reasons. Often, your smile is the first thing that somebody will notice about you. Smiling also makes us and others around us feel better, and everyone deserves to flash their pearly whites to the world.
Your oral health can also act as a window to your overall health, thus, it’s worth looking after your smile.
What is composite bonding?
Referring to the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin, composite bonding can be used for many scenarios. It can be used to fill cavities to repair decayed teeth, and help repair chipped and cracked teeth. White teeth can help to enhance your overall appearance, and boost your self confidence – composite bonding improves the appearance of discoloured teeth.
It can also close the spaces between teeth and help to make teeth look good, longer, while altering their shape, aesthetically. Bonding can prove to be a preferable alternative to amalgam fillings, as it’s less noticeable. As well as proving beneficial for cosmetic purposes, it can help to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed, should your gums recede.
A quick, pain-free procedure
The composite bonding process is quick and painless, meaning going to the dentist need not be a daunting chore. With bonding, the surface of the tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied; this helps the bonding material set to the tooth. Following this, the tooth-coloured, putty-like resin is applied, moulded and smoothed to the client’s desired shape. A laser then hardens the material before the dentist trims, shapes and polishes it.
Bonding takes between 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Unlike veneers, which are produced in a laboratory, as they require a customised mould, bonding can be completed in a single visit. Little to no preparation is needed prior to bonding, and unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, anaesthesia isn’t necessary. This also makes it an affordable alternative to veneers.
Little after care needed
With normal care, i.e. brushing twice a day, regular flossing and using mouthwash, the composite material is durable enough to last without too much attention – you won’t need to visit your dentist for special visits and upkeep. For example, if you opt for composite bonding in London, there is no need to make countless trips to the capital for check-ups.
That said, be sure to maintain your regular six-month dental check-up and keep that daily oral care a priority. Avoid biting down on particularly hard foods, such as boiled sweets and frozen foods, as this is will help to prevent cracking.
The impact of smiling is stronger than you may know; it can prove favourable in many social situations, especially presentations and interviews. Smiling releases endorphins that help to ease your nerves. Psychologically, people recognise this quality as trustworthy, so those in the room with you will adhere to this. If you’re more confident about your teeth, this will enable you to smile more and this will work in your favour.