Unlike many other dental procedures composite bonding can be completed in one session. During this session, the dentist will prepare the tooth and apply the resin until the desired result is achieved. You will then be able to go home with a transformed smile.
Many choose to combine composite bonding with teeth whitening. In this case, we recommend going through the teeth whitening process first, which can take a few weeks, meaning the path to your perfect smile is somewhat longer.
Composite bonding is not a permanent solution, but you should expect your resin to remain in place for at least five years and sometimes up to ten years. Alternative treatments, such as veneers, last much longer but cost significantly more.
It is essential to care correctly for your teeth to maximise the length of time your composite bonding lasts. Avoid food and drink that can stain your teeth for a couple of days after the procedure, along with smoking. Also, practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
Composite bonding does not damage your teeth – this is a false and unfounded rumour. Over time, the resin itself could become slightly damaged due to wear and tear, but the tooth underneath the resin will remain perfectly fine.
The tooth remains completely safe thanks to the fine film placed over the tooth, which protects the tooth from any stray gum or resin. We would not use a procedure if it damaged your teeth in any way.
The entire tooth bonding procedure is painless, which is one of the main reasons for its huge popularity. You will not need to have any anaesthetic before the procedure, and there is none of the invasiveness seen in other dental treatments.
While painless, the sensation caused by the newly shaped tooth after the procedure might seem a little unusual. However, this sensation should go away quickly as you become used to the new addition to your mouth.
Composite bonding looks perfectly natural. Before any work starts, your dentist will spend time creating resin of the perfect shade, which identically matches the other teeth in your mouth. Once you have had the procedure, you won’t be able to notice the difference between teeth and resin.
However it is possible to stain your resin, mainly just after it has been applied, which will make the affected area stand out. This is why we recommend avoiding coffee, tea, and other foods and drinks that can stain for two days after visiting the dentist.
You can certainly brush your teeth after composite bonding. Using a toothbrush will not damage the resin in any way and will help ensure it retains its original colour. We also recommend that you floss your teeth once a day, plus use mouthwash if desired.
You should also have your teeth cleaned by a professional regularly. This is a service we offer here at Twoth, and it will keep your composite bonding looking great for as long as possible. Please speak to a team member to book an appointment with a dental hygienist.
If you want to whiten your teeth, you should do so before you have composite bonding. This is because the dentist will match the shade of your bonding to your teeth, so if you whiten your teeth after the procedure, the resin will look a different colour and stand out.
If you want to combine teeth whitening with composite bonding, you can get both procedures here at Twoth. Please speak to one of our friendly team members to find out how to combine both procedures.