Composite bonding which is also known as composite veneers or dental bonding is a type of dental veneer that does not require drilling or injections. It is a simple and non-invasive procedure that helps you transform your smile. In composite bonding treatment, a thin layer of the composite resin is placed on the teeth then the resin is shaped, contoured and polished to improve the appearance of your smile.
Composite bonding is different from porcelain veneers which are made from resin polymer and fillers. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite bonding does not need to fully cover a tooth, except the two front teeth. Composite bonding can be used to cover only the upper part of the teeth close to the gum.
Anyone can get composite bonding as it can be used for the following.
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This bonding is one of the least invasive options available that improve the smile. They have the following advantages compared to porcelain veneers.
Compared to porcelain veneers, composite bonding has the following disadvantages.
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The cost of composite bonding varies and, depends on a few factors, such as the complexity of the case, skill, and experience of the dentist. However, you may find composite bonding starting from £290 to £390.
On the average, composite bonding lasts about 3 – 5 years, but porcelain veneers can last for 7 – 10 years. Most types of dental veneers last longer for about 10 – 20 years if they are properly cared for. Your dental veneer can last longer if you practice good oral hygiene and maintenance, and wear night guards if you clench or grind your teeth.
Composite bonding does not break easily like porcelain veneers, and they rarely come off. Composite bonding can get broken or chipped for different reasons. For example, if you bite or chew into hard food, grind or clench your teeth often, your composite bonding could get damaged. However, if your composite bonding gets broken or chipped, you can easily repair them when you visit your dentist, but this is not possible with porcelain veneers.
The first step in getting composite bonding is aconsultation with your dentist. If your dentist finds you suitable for the treatment, you would have to consider a trial smile. A trial smile involves making the changes you need on your teeth on a cast model first. The dental technician will then use wax to make the dental bonding into your desired shape and design on the cast model. The cast bonding lets you see how the result of your treatment would be.
Your dental impression will be taken and sent to the lab. The modifications you want will be made on the cast model by an experienced dental technician.
While you wait for your composite resin, you may decide to whiten your teeth then the composite material will be directly added to your teeth, shaped, contoured, and polished to suit your need and improve your smile.
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