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Composite Bonding in Enniskillen

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Have You Lost Confidence in Your Smile Due to Chipped, Worn, Discoloured or Gappy Teeth? Are You Bothered by Teeth Which Are Different Lengths or Shapes? Composite Bonding May be the Perfect Solution to Get You Smiling Again!

Composite bonding & composite veneers are treatments which have gained huge popularity in recent years, this is a treatment that is used to improve the shape, texture, colour and overall aesthetic appearance of the teeth.

Composite bonding is an incredible treatment for those who wish to improve their smile without causing any damage to the underlying natural teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, bonding can be used to repair damage/wear on small areas of the teeth, without covering the entire tooth surface. Bonding is a quick, painless, and effective solution which can usually be completed in just one visit!

Composite bonding can also be a great add-on after treatments such as braces. Often when teeth are misaligned, they can become worn and develop chips, this can become more apparent once the teeth are properly aligned. Composite bonding can be used to build these teeth back up resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing result.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

  1. The treatment will begin with your dentist roughening the surface of your tooth and applying a liquid which will allow the composite to adhere to the surface of the tooth.
  2. Your dentist will apply the composite to your tooth and mould to the desired shape before hardening with an ultraviolet light.
  3. Once your treatment is complete your dentist will re-assess your new smile and carry out any adjustments before finishing off by polishing the teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Composite Bonding?

  • Composite bonding is a very conservative treatment, most cases will not require any drilling at all, preserving the natural tooth structure.
  • Convenient and time efficient, usually only takes one visit to complete
  • Cost effective & affordable compared to other treatments with similar results
  • Easy to repair and polish
  • Providing no drilling has been carried out the results of composite bonding are completely reversible.
  • Beautiful, natural looking results

Are There Any Risks?

Composite bonding is such a fantastic treatment as it carries no major risks, whilst still providing incredible results.

Some of the things to bear in mind when undergoing composite bonding treatment are:

  • As with natural teeth, it is possible to chip or break the composite.
  • Composite bonding will last for around 10 years, so at some point it will need to be replaced
  • Composite is not as stain-resistant as other materials so some staining may occur, for example if you are a heavy smoker or drink a large amount of tea or coffee.
  • Teeth whitening treatments do not have an effect on composite, if you wish to whiten your teeth this should be carried out prior to your bonding treatment, the composite will then be matched to the shade of your teeth.

Is Composite Bonding the Right Treatment for Me?

Composite bonding is a treatment that is suitable for most people, as it does not disrupt the underlying natural tooth structure it can be carried out on the majority of patients.

The best thing we can advise if you are considering treatment is to get a consultation arranged with one of our clinicians, at which stage they will be able to carry out an extensive examination of your mouth and provide you with a personalised treatment plan, breaking down the suitable options and advising whether bonding is the best treatment for you.

Where it is required, a mock-up can be created to give you a visual idea of what your results might look like. This also allows more control over the final result, giving you the opportunity to make any tweaks and changes that you may want before the final treatment is carried out.

How Do I Maintain and Care for My Bonding?

  • There is no recovery or downtime associated with composite bonding, after the treatment is complete you can go about your day as normal!
  • Maintaining excellent oral hygiene standards, brushing twice a day with a soft toothbrush and using an interdental cleaning method such as dental floss or interdental brushes, along with regular dental hygienist visits, will ensure your bonding, and your natural teeth, stay in the best condition possible.
  • Wear and tear on your bonding can happen over time, typically this happens gradually, the same as it would on a natural tooth.
  • If you are someone who clenches or grinds their teeth, wearing a bite guard when you sleep can be helpful to ensure you don’t chip your bonding during the night.