10 Things You Need To Know Before Considering Composite Bonding

If you are considering pursuing composite bonding treatment, it is important to understand the basics. Here are 10 things you need to know before considering composite bonding.

  • Composite Bondings Will Not Fix Major Structural Damage

Composite bondings are used as more of a method of minor cosmetic damage like minor chips, cracks, or gaps in the smile line. When it comes to correcting major damage or decay inside the teeth, you will likely be recommended for restorative treatment such as fillings, root canals, or dental crowns.

  • Dental Bondings Can Help Boost Your Confidence

Minor imperfections in the look of your smile can have a considerably negative effect on your confidence or self-esteem. Composite bondings can repair and correct imperfections to improve the aesthetic qualities of your smile. In turn, this can help you feel much more confident and excited to show off your pearly whites.

  • Dental Bondings Can Address Many Minor Cosmetic Issues

Composite bondings are typically used to treat the following:

  • Repair cracks or chips
  • Correct discolouration
  • Alter or customize tooth shape
  • Correct gaps in the smile line

Dental bondings are quick and simple to place, minimally invasive, and can last for extended periods of time when properly cared for. This makes them an ideal option for many patients who are looking to customize or correct the look of their smile.

  • It Is Important To Properly Care For Your Bondings

Proper care can help extend the life of your composite bondings and ensure that they remain as durable and aesthetically-pleasing as possible. To properly care for your composite bondings, simply ensure that you are brushing and flossing twice daily. It is also important to ensure that you attend all of your regularly-scheduled dental cleanings and check-up appointments.

  • Take Precautions Directly After Placement

After you have your composite bondings placed inside the mouth, it is important to take a few precautions in the days following your placement procedure to ensure that they are able to be properly set. Avoid opening packages with your teeth, biting your nails, and grinding your teeth.

If you tend to grind your teeth while sleeping, you will want to invest in a protective mouthguard. You may also want to avoid substances that may stain your new composite bonding, such as wine, tobacco, and coffee.

  • You Will Need To Periodically Replace Your Bondings

It is important to keep in mind that your bondings will not be permanent. When properly cared for, composite bondings have the potential to last anywhere between 4 and 10 years. Each patient is different - the time that your dental bondings last is dependent upon how you care for them, your diet, and your overall oral health.

When it comes time to replace your bondings, your trusted dental professional can do so quickly and easily so that you can continue to enjoy your beautiful customized smile.

  • The Placement Procedure Is Simple

The procedure to place a composite bonding is extremely simple; in fact, many patients do not even need to be numbed to undergo a composite bonding placement. To place a composite bonding, your dentist will simply place a resin material on the surface of the tooth, cure it with ultraviolet (UV) light, and polish it.

Composite bonding placement procedures generally take anywhere between 20-50 minutes. You will then be given a set of instructions on properly caring for your dental bondings before your appointment is over.

  • Composite Bondings Have Various Benefits

Below are some of the most notable benefits of composite bondings:

  1. Improved confidence and self-esteem
  2. Customize and alter the look of teeth
  3. Fix chips, cracks, and gaps
  4. No needles
  5. Treatment complete in one short visit
  6. Reversible treatment
  7. Minimally invasive - no enamel removed

Everyone is different, so the benefits you may receive from composite bindings may vary. Discuss your treatment with your dentist to determine how you can personally benefit from dental composite bondings.

  • Dental Bondings May Be Prone To Staining

It is important to keep in mind that your dental bondings may be prone to staining. It is best to avoid (or at the very least, moderate your intake of):

  1. Coffee
  2. Tea
  3. Red Wine
  4. Tobacco Products  
If you are looking for a more stain-resistant treatment option, you may want to consider dental veneers or dental crowns - though these treatments are much more costly and invasive. Discuss your diet with your trusted dental professional to determine if composite bondings are right for you.
  • Composite Bondings Are Reversible

Composite bondings are considered to be reversible in cases where minimal to no enamel is removed for treatment. 

FY Smile: Best Dentist in Sydney

Here at FY Smile, we are proud to offer composite bonding in our Sydney dental office.

Your journey towards the beautiful smile of your dreams starts here. In addition to offering comprehensive dental and orthodontic treatment options in Sydney, FY Smile is proud to operate as an official Digital Smile Design Clinic. Our team of experts will work with you to design a beautiful smile that naturally complements your features and provides you with priceless confidence.