Composite bonding is a tried and true cosmetic procedure that uses composite resin—a putty-like material—to reshape your teeth and transform your smile! This simple procedure can remedy a number of aesthetic concerns you may have with your teeth. To decide if this procedure is right for you, be sure to check out these five important facts on the treatment.
1. Composite bonding can fix a number of cosmetic issues with your smile, but it isn’t for everyone.
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, a gap in your teeth, or unpleasant stains, composite bonding could be the perfect solution for you. This treatment can also be used to change the shape of your teeth or make them look longer. However, if you have an underbite or overbite that you would like to correct, this procedure likely won’t be suitable for your needs. While there are a number of cosmetic procedures to remedy these more complex issues, cosmetic bonding is often best applied to those situations in which the teeth are otherwise in good health.
2. You’ll get fast results.
This minimally-invasive treatment requires little preparation of the tooth and can give you great results. Getting composite bonding usually only requires one appointment, and the process only takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth. Therefore, you can come into our office and leave with a new smile that very same day!
3. Composite bonding is a simple, safe, and effective procedure.
In fact, composite bonding was first developed over 50 years ago. It has been widely used for decades, and has been made even more efficient over time. This simple and pain-free treatment begins with the preparation of your tooth, which often requires removing just a small amount of your dental enamel. After your tooth has been prepared, the dentist will work with you to choose the correct shade of composite resin to best match your teeth. Next, your dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth to make it better adhere to the bonding material. Then, your tooth-colored resin will be applied and molded like putty until it is formed in the correct shape. Finally, the dentist will cure it with a light to harden the material, polishing it to make it blend in seamlessly with your other teeth!
4. Composite bonding is low-maintenance for patients.
If you maintain a healthy daily oral hygiene routine and keep visiting your dentist at the recommended six-month intervals, then your composite bonding should remain in good condition. And while your treated tooth does not require special care, it is recommended that you avoid biting into materials that could chip your teeth, such as ice, pens, or other hard objects.
5. Your results can last up to ten years.
While this can vary from person to person depending on the procedure itself and your dental hygiene routine, the bonding material can last up to ten years before needing to be replaced.
Are you ready to improve your smile with this easy, yet transformative cosmetic procedure? Contact Oak Park Dental Group today to book your appointment!