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Composite bonding; a guide from our dentist in Glasgow
By Hannah Kemp 10th Sep 2021
Have you had damage occur to your teeth? Are there some minor cracks or chips that you would rather conceal?
If you answered yes to either question, you may be concerned that your only option for cosmetic relief is to have porcelain veneers fitted. While very classy, veneers are often too pricey for many dental patients, who want something with a similar effect but don’t want the hefty price tag.
Luckily, there is an answer; composite bonding.
At Buttercup 7 Day Dental, our Glasgow dentist West End can attach both composite bondings and veneers to your teeth, depending on which one is best suited to you and what your desired results are. Our team is skilled enough to fit both and to ensure that you leave our surgery with a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile. Perfect!
But before you book an appointment with our Glasgow dentist West End, you probably have a few questions about composite bonding. Here, we will endeavour to answer them!
What is dental composite used for?
Composite bonding is used to treat minor cosmetic issues with teeth.
As soon as our Glasgow dentist West End applies the composite to your teeth, they will shape it using a drill and files, to create an aesthetically pleasing finish. We will then harden the composite with a UV light, to ensure that the end result can also hold up to daily use, like biting and chewing.
Composite bonding is non-invasive and will not require you to have any numbing agents applied while we apply it to your teeth.
How long do they last?
Once your composite bonding is finished, you can expect it to last around 5 years on average, but many of our patients have the procedure last longer than that.
It is worth noting that while composite bondings are hardy, they are not as strong as your natural teeth and so, they are prone to cracks, chips and even breakages. If you notice any of these issues with your dental composite, please contact our team to have them refitted.
Can they be reapplied?
Yes, they can be!
One main advantage that composite bonding offers over veneers is that our team does not need to sand down the front of your tooth and so, you can have the laminates refitted multiple times without damage to your teeth.
Benefits of composite bonding
There are many advantages of composite bonding, one of which is the ease with which these coverings are fitted.
They can be applied the same day as you visit our team and, unlike veneers, there is no need to wait for them to be sent off to a laboratory and to come back. Our team can apply the composite and shape it, meaning that you can leave our surgery on the same day with a great-looking smile. Also ivermectin guide, as they are hardy, they can be used to fill minor gaps between teeth, can correct issues with asymmetry and can also be used to resolve issues of oral sensitivity in the same way as veneers can.
If you want to learn more about composite bonding, contact our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental for more information.