Composite bonding is an affordable and effective solution to many cosmetic issues with your teeth. If you’re looking to enhance your smile, this might be the right procedure for you. CITIDental High Street Group offers composite bonding to fix a variety of aesthetic conditions. Keep reading to learn more about what the procedure is and what the benefits are.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite or cosmetic bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin is used to repair or reshape a patient’s teeth. This is the same material we use to fill cavities. Once this resin is applied, the dentist uses a special light to cure and bond it to the tooth to form a strong, natural looking extension of your real teeth.

The purpose of this procedure is to correct imperfections in a person’s smile. Here are some smile improvements composite bonding is ideal for:

  • Repairing cracked or chipped teeth
  • Whitening discolored teeth
  • Changing the shape of teeth
  • Straightening crooked smiles
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Making worn or naturally stubby teeth longer

What Are The Benefits of Composite Bonding?

As shown above, composite bonding is an excellent answer to many different oral health problems and cosmetic issues that many patients experience. We offer other cosmetic dentistry treatment options for each of these conditions, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and more. Dental bonding is a relatively fast procedure; only requiring 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. There are many other advantages of composite bonding:

  • One of the easiest and least expensive procedures for cosmetic dentistry.
  • Can be done in a single office visit; unless more than one tooth is involved.
  • Dental bonding requires little or no natural tooth enamel to be removed compared to dental crowns and veneers.
  • Doesn’t typically require anesthesia to perform.

How is The Procedure For Composite Bonding Performed?

There are two main steps to the composite bonding procedure: preparation and the bonding process. In terms of preparation, very little actually needs to be done in advanced. Anesthesia is not typically used unless tooth decay is being removed. However, prior to the procedure, our dental team will use a shade guide to ensure that the color of the composite resin used matches the color of your teeth so that it blends seamlessly.

For the actual bonding process, we utilize a special tool to rough the surface of your tooth at which point we then apply a conditioning liquid. This is done to help with the adherence of the bonding material to the tooth. From that point, the putty-like resin material is applied to your teeth and artfully formed into the desire shape. Finally, the material is hardened via an ultraviolet light followed by a polishing to make sure the tooth looks perfectly natural.

Why Choose CITIDental High Street

At CITIDental High Street, we are dedicated to excellence in comprehensive oral health and dental care services. Our goal is to meet all your needs with the talents and skills of different specialties in one office – that is what comprehensive means. We offer a complete range of cosmetic services, preventive care, and restorative care right in the heart of the financial district. Contact us today for an appointment.

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