Is tooth bonding painful?
Composite bonding is a pain free treatment, it doesn’t always require an injection and there is no drilling of your natural tooth material. Composite resin is applied using adhesives and a visible blue light to bond the material to your tooth. It is then shaped and polished to create a beautiful, long lasting result, enhancing your smile in just one appointment.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Composite bonding can last up to 5-7 years if you have regular healthy mouth reviews with your dentist and hygienist. The bonding may need re-polishing occasionally, but this is a simple process carried out by your dentist or hygienist during your regular appointment. You should avoid things such as very hard food, crunching ice cubes and similar substances to ensure the composite material doesn’t crack. The general rule of thumb is that if it can break your teeth, it can damage your bonding. You also should not bite your nails, use your teeth to open things or bite items such as pens.
Does tooth bonding break easily?
Occasionally bonding can chip or separate from your real tooth, as not as strong as natural tooth material, you need to ensure that you take care of your bonded teeth to maintain them. Even if your bonding does chip, it’s easy to restore and can usually be repaired in one visit to the dentist.
Does bonding ruin your teeth?
No, bonding doesn’t have any major risks and does not affect the natural enamel of your teeth, it is a minimally invasive treatment, which means that your natural tooth is preserved, therefore, it remains undamaged.
Can I whiten my teeth with composite bonding?
If you plan on whitening your teeth, we advise that this is done prior to any bonding as we would match the shade of your teeth to the bonding. It is important that you do not whiten for 2 weeks prior to your bonding as the whitening can temporarily affect the bond strength. Once you have had bonding, you may still be able to whiten if the majority of your tooth is not covered by the bonding.
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