What Is Composite Bonding?
- Composite bonding is a modern way to restore teeth, either for cosmetic reasons or to build up tooth structure that has been lost. It involves bonding a tooth coloured resin material to existing teeth to reshape them or improve their colour.
- We bond on very strongly the resin material, polish it up, and this will last for many years.
- Composite bonding is appropriate for pretty much every patient.
- “Any little imperfection can be improved with composite bonding. Large gaps between teeth and badly broken down teeth can be built up again with this very conservative treatment”.Dr. Niall Vallely
Why Is Composite Bonding Necessary?
- Bonding is not necessary, it is purely cosmetic. Bonding does not require the dentist to remove any part of your tooth usually.
- It is composite material that is glued to your teeth to give them your preferred shape or colour.
Keep Tooth Structure Intact
- Composite bonding is particularly great because we don’t remove any tooth structure. To bond, we add directly onto the tooth.
- The restoration will last 5-6 years before it needs to be polished up or repaired in some way.
- Composite bonding is a completely pain free procedure.
- No anaesthetic is required.
No drilling is required.
- Just polishing of the teeth, and then gently adding on the resin material and then giving that a very high grade polish at the end
After Orthodontic Treatment
- We often provide composite bonding to our patients after braces. Often when the teeth are misaligned, they can get a lot of wear and chipping especially on the front teeth.
- This can be very noticeable when the teeth have been straightened. We can then build up the teeth after the braces have been removed with bonding.
- This results in straight and properly shaped teeth and the results can be dramatic.
Damaged & Discoloured Teeth
- We can also provide composite bonding to damaged and discoloured teeth especially teeth with white marks on the front (a very common problem in Ireland due to the fluoride in water).
- By removing a little of the blemish from the front of the tooth (often we don’t need anaesthetic as the blemish is usually shallow) we can restore the tooth or teeth and make them look pretty much perfect again.