What is composite edge bonding?
Composite edge bonding is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your natural teeth. Your dentist will use tooth coloured composite resin that is matched to the rest of your teeth, to smooth out the edges of your teeth.
What’s the difference between edge bonding and composite bonding?
Composite bonding is the process of improving the appearance of the entire tooth, whereas edge bonding only applies resin to the edge of the tooth.
How long does composite bonding last?
On average, composite bonding lasts approximately 5 years if looked after carefully. The resin can chip as it’s not as hard as your natural tooth material. People often have chipped teeth due to tooth wear and grinding, so you may be advised to have a night guard to protect your bonding and teeth.
Can bonded teeth be whitened?
It is usually recommended that you whiten your natural tooth before having any bonding, this allows the dentist to match the composite material to your whitened tooth. If you have bonding already and wish to whiten your natural tooth, you may need to have your bonding replaced to match your whiter teeth.
Can you floss with composite bonding?
Bonded teeth should be cared for in the same way that your natural teeth are looked after. You should floss between your bonded teeth in the same way that you do with normal teeth.
Does composite edge bonding hurt?
Composite bonding is a pain free treatment, it’s very common to not require any anaesthetic during the treatment process. Natural tooth material is not impacted as the dentist does not drill your tooth.
Can composite bonding be used on front teeth?
Composite bonding is a wonderful way to improve the appearance of all your teeth, particularly front teeth.
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