Having teeth irregularities can be frustrating to anyone, most especially to people who want to look their best. Thankfully, it is now easy to achieve the kind of smile that is deemed the most ideal because of cosmetic dentistry – a specialized branch in dental care that is focused on providing patients with treatments that can improve the look of their smiles.

Among the most popular treatments that many people can avail are teeth whitening and dental veneers which we at Selah Creek Dental offers. As we want our patients to know all the available options they can consider, we are proud to introduce one treatment that can also improve the look of their smile – composite bonding! Know more about it with the help of this FAQs:

What is composite bonding?

It is a procedure performed by a dentist to alter the look of the teeth that the patient is not happy about. They use a material that closely resembles the translucency and strength of the original teeth to make it appear as natural as possible.

What can the treatment fix?

Problems that affect the look of the teeth like cracks, chips, excessive gaps, or stubborn stains are some that can be corrected by composite bonding. It can even serve as a treatment to prevent the further spread of decay and other forms of damage.

Are composite bonding similar to porcelain veneers?

Bonding is performed by applying and shaping the material directly on the teeth while porcelain veneers need to be created in an off-site laboratory.

Will anyone ever notice the composite material placed on the teeth?

No. The dentist uses a tooth-colored material that is undeniably natural-looking. Besides, when placed, it is performed meticulously to achieve a result that is highly favorable. The composite bonding is formed like the adjacent teeth so patients are assured that no one would notice it.

What are the advantages of composite bonding?

  • Unlike other options available, it requires little to no teeth preparation (enamel removal), so it is sure to preserve more of the healthy structures.
  • The procedure can be completed in a single visit. There is no need to wait for the permanent prosthesis since it is directly formed on the teeth.
  • Appearance and function wise, the composite bonding material is designed to resemble the natural teeth closely.
  • Patients will be able to enjoy their improved smile for a long time, as long as they observe proper care and maintenance.