• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • January 11, 2021

When it comes to Cosmetic dentistry, Composite Bonding is one of the least invasive, most cost-effective treatments available. It also delivers you immediate results!

But what is Composite Bonding and why haven’t you heard of it before?

What is Composite Bonding? 

Composite Bonding is an alternative to traditional Veneers and is a procedure in which a resin material is used to restore or reshape your teeth. This treatment is used when your teeth are chipped, cracked, a bit uneven naturally, have gaps, or require re-shaping.

We use Composite Bonding to shape the tooth – by squaring it up, rounding it off, or filling it in, blending seamlessly with the natural tooth so that you can’t even tell it’s there. We even use a shade guide to match your natural tooth colour, so it doesn’t look out of place!

What are its uses and why is it beneficial?

Composite Bonding is a versatile, effective treatment, allowing dentists to:

  • Lengthen teeth
  • Even out tooth edges
  • Fill in gaps
  • Fill in cavities

The benefits of Composite Bonding are:

  • Immediate results
  • Minimally invasive
  • Quick, in-chair procedure
  • Low cost
  • No recovery time

What is the lifespan of a Composite Bond?

Composite Bonds do wear down over time, or even chip off entirely, the speed at which that occurs depends on the composite size and position and your oral habits. In general, we expect each composite build up to last between 5-10 years, so there is considerable value for the cost outlay. Of course, we recommend regular dental check-ups and cleans, during which your Dentist will check your bond’s margins and overall condition. Being an in-chair, low-cost and quick treatment, Composite Bonds are easy to replace if required.

Hopefully, the above breakdown has given you insight into what Composite Bonding is and how it can help light up your smile!

Dr Alexander Harding – BDS, MFDS RCP(GLASG)

1300SMILES Cairns Central