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Composite Bonding Leicester

Composite Bonding Leicester



Composite or dental bonding involves the use of materials which attach and adhere to the surface of a tooth, usually with very little or no tooth removal. The material is composite by nature and is used to rebuild chips or broken teeth or to improve the colour and shape of a tooth.

Bonding

Bonding is usually used for filling chips, fractures or gaps between teeth, or for fixing discolouration. A composite resin is attached to a tooth and shaped to restore its original appearance. The colour of the resin is matched to your teeth, so it will appear as though it is a natural part of the tooth.

Tooth bonding can also increase the size of a tooth. For example, maybe you have a tooth that’s shorter than the rest, and you want them all to be the same length.

Sometimes, bonding also is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.

How do we tackle Cosmetic Bonding at 33 Dental?

We use high quality composites which mimic the natural tooth material giving our patients excellent aesthetics and cosmetic results.

Composite bonding can usually be carried out in just one visit. It’s a fast and effective way to fix minor cosmetic issues.

No preparation is needed for bonding. Anaesthesia often is not necessary, unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select the composite resin colour that will match the colour of the tooth most closely.

Once your dentist has chosen the colour, he or she will slightly abrade or etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it. The tooth will be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material adhere.

When the tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the tooth-coloured, putty-like resin. The resin is moulded and smoothed until it’s the proper shape. Then the material is hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser.

After the bonding material hardens, your dentist will further trim and shape it. Then he or she will polish the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.

How long does Cosmetic Bonding take?

It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete the procedure. If you’re having more than one tooth done, you may need to schedule several visits.

Bonding is also a non-invasive procedure. With alternatives such as crowns and veneers, part of the tooth is permanently removed. For composite bonding to be applied, the surface of the tooth only has to be roughened to help the resin to bond, meaning the structure of the tooth remains intact.
Composite bonding can make cosmetic improvements to your smile quickly, without causing further damage to your teeth.

Composite bonding can be a cheaper alternative to crowns or veneers. It’s also a less invasive process and can be completed in just one appointment. And with regular brushing and good oral hygiene, your composite bonds should last for years.

It can also be a solution for staining in teeth and fillings. Whilst also being  used alongside teeth whitening treatments to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile.

If you are planning to have composite bonding, the dentist will typically recommend that you have any teeth whitening treatments first. The composite resin will be selected to match your teeth colour, so it is advisable to get them to your preferred shade before treatment for bonding begins. Once the composite bond has been placed, it is not possible to whiten it further.

The composite resin used in many cosmetic dental procedures such as cosmetic bonding also have the advantage of bonding and expanding with your natural teeth. This reduces the likelihood of fractures and cracks occurring as is common with amalgam materials.

Here are some self-care tips to help extend the life of your bonded teeth

  1. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily
  2. Avoiding hard food and candy
  3. Not biting your nails
  4. Avoiding coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days after the procedure to avoid stains
  5. Scheduling regular dental cleanings every six months

 

A healthy smile is a confidence booster. If you have discolouration, a chipped tooth, or a gap and you’re looking for an inexpensive repair, you can book in with us for a consultation.

We can determine whether this procedure is right for you, and if not, recommend other options to improve the appearance of your teeth.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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