Composite bonding is an increasingly popular way to restore a healthy-looking, bright smile. Using composite bonding we can improve the colour and shape of your teeth and even close small gaps. This non-invasive treatment requires little to no drilling or lasting damage to the natural teeth, and it can be easily repaired if needed. Results are immediate, transformations are possible in just one visit.
How does it work?
During your initial consultation we take the time to get to know young discuss your desired outcomes. Your clinician will assess your suitability for bonding, create you a bespoke treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. Once happy to proceed, impressions and photographs of your upper and lower teeth will be taken and sent to our laboratory for a wax-up to be made.
A diagnostic wax-up is a three dimensional model of your mouth using wax to simulate the look of composite bonding on your teeth. It is an essential stage of bonding treatment and allows you as the patient, the dentist, and the technician to visualise your new smile; functionally how your teeth will come together and aesthetically, how the teeth will look.
Once you’re happy with your smile design, bonding can be completed in just one visit. It involves stages such as choosing the colour and shade of your teeth, preparing the tooth surface for treatment, and using various bonding agents to ensure the composite material can be sculpted to create your desired shape. This is then set with a curing light for around one minute. The final stage involves, trimming, shaping, and polishing to achieve a smooth and shiny finish.
The final step if to simply take your post-treatment clinical photographs. After your treatment we recommend regular examinations and hygienist appointments to keep your teeth and gums healthy and maintain your beautiful smile.