They say, ‘Smile, and the world smiles with you’ but this is easier said than done, because we are not always in control of the appearance of our teeth or our smile. Many people are simply embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth and consequently avoid any social interaction as a result thereof.

Fortunately, advanced technology nowadays enables any individual to achieve a healthy smile, and one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to repair broken, cracked, chipped or damaged teeth is known as composite bonding.

What is composite bonding and how can it improve my appearance?

Compound bonding refers to the repair of discoloured, damaged, or decayed teeth by using specialresin that resembles the exact colour of tooth enamel. At Simply Teeth Essex we use modern technology to first detect and identify the problem, then we remove any tooth decay and place the composition on the tooth surface.

Composite bonding is natural-looking and effectively covers the damage to the tooth without any visible signs of damage or discolouration. A suture is one of the more affordable procedures for cosmetic dentistry available to patients with chipped or broken teeth.

Composite bonding is therefore the perfect solution to cosmetically fix an individual’s teeth and because we apply the latest techniques, the procedure is non-invasive and painless, and it will leave you with a beautiful finish, and more of your natural tooth structure.

What does the process involve?

Firstly, we apply a soft phosphoric acid to the surface of your teeth, which helps to etch and roughens the surface of the bonding material to stay in place. This is not painful and causes no discomfort to the patient. The bonding resin (which is similar to putty) is then placed on the tooth’s surface, which is then shaped and sculpted. We use a special light that hardens the material so it can set. Finally, we polish the composite for a smooth finish.

How long does composite bonding last?

With proper care, composite bonding can last anything from three to seven years, but it should not be compared to crowns or porcelain veneer, which can last much longer.

Can I afford composite bonding?

Composite bonding can create a new, beautiful look for you without too much damage to your budget, as it is a relatively inexpensive way to do minor dental repairs. The procedure is mostly covered by medical insurance, but if you are not sure, you may enquire with your cosmetic dentist or request a free quote.

The process takes roughly between 30 to 60 minutes and requires only one visit to the dentist. In addition, composite bonding is much cheaper than, for example, dental veneers. At Simply Teeth Essex we offer a wide range of general, advanced and cosmetic dentistry that will suit any budget. Find out more by visiting our website.