At Refresh Dental our Smile Makeover service is designed to improve the appearance, shape or colour of your teeth. This may include, straightening crooked teeth, replacing old amalgam fillings with aesthetically pleasing white fillings, filling unsightly gaps, replacing missing teeth or whitening your smile. Whatever the treatment, we take the time to design your smile to suit your needs, your face and your budget.
One way to Help Improve Your Smile is the use of Composite Bonding.
What is composite bonding?
Composite Bonding is when a white filling material is bonded to the enamel of your tooth to repair chips, to improve the shade and shape or even to close small spaces between teeth. Composite material is available in many different shades to ensure seamless natural restoration. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require your dentist to drill away some healthy tooth structure, composites bonding is minimally invasive and can usually be applied in one visit with no tooth removal and without any injections.
The tooth surface is only just roughened to ensure a high strength bond, the composite material is then placed and shaped to the ideal shape before being set in place. The restoration is then adjusted and polished with various pastes and finishing instruments to ensure a high gloss for a natural look.
What are the main benefits of composite?
- Composite bonding is minimally invasive (minimal amount of healthy tooth reduction is required)
- Immediate results – Composite bonding can often be accomplished in one visit.
- Easily repairable and usually reversible.
- Beautiful tooth like appearance
- In some cases does not require an anesthetic (numbing) injection.
The benefits of composite bonding over traditionally more popular treatments such as crowns and veneers is that there is usually little to no removal of healthy tooth structure and great results are obtained in one appointment.
On your way to a Happy and Healthy Smile!
If you would like to discuss how composite bonding can help improve your smile, call us today to schedule a consultation with our friendly and experienced treatment coordinator.