Composite bonding and edge bonding are two important dental procedures that can help improve the appearance and function of your teeth. These procedures are often used to repair chips, cracks, and other damage to teeth, as well as to improve the overall appearance of your smile. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore everything you need to know about composite bonding and edge bonding, including what they are, how they work, and why they're important for maintaining your dental health.
Composite bonding is a dental procedure that involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin material to a damaged or discoloured tooth. This material is then bonded to the tooth using a special bonding agent and cured with a high-intensity light. The result is a tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth, with minimal visible signs of repair.
Composite bonding is commonly used to repair minor chips, cracks, and other damage to teeth. It can also be used to close gaps between teeth, improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth, and even reshape teeth for a more pleasing appearance.
The composite bonding process starts with a thorough cleaning of the affected tooth to remove any debris or bacteria. Next, the tooth is etched with a special solution to create a rough surface that will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The composite resin material is then applied to the tooth and shaped to match the contours of the surrounding teeth. A special curing light is used to harden the material and bond it to the tooth.
Edge bonding is a dental procedure that involves applying a thin layer of composite resin material to the edge of a tooth. This can be done to repair a chipped or broken tooth, or to protect a tooth that is at risk of further damage. Edge bonding can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth by adding length or changing its shape.
The edge bonding process is similar to composite bonding, but it only involves applying the composite resin material to the edge of the tooth. The tooth is cleaned and etched to create a rough surface for the bonding material to adhere to, and then the composite resin material is applied and cured with a special light.
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Edge Bonding & Composite Bonding FAQ's
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No, both composite bonding and edge bonding are typically painless procedures. Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for a short time after the procedure, but this usually subsides within a few days.
With proper care, composite bonding and edge bonding can last for several years. However, they may need to be touched up or replaced over time, depending on diet and overall dental care.
Composite bonding and edge bonding can be used on most teeth, but they may not be suitable for large areas of damage or for teeth that are severely decayed, or severe misalignment.
Composite bonding and edge bonding are often considered cosmetic dental procedures, and as such, they may not be fully covered by insurance. However, it's always a good idea to check with your insurance provider to see what your coverage options are.
Like any dental procedure, there may be some risks or side effects associated with composite bonding and edge bonding. These may include sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, slight discomfort during the procedure, or a slight difference in colour between the bonding material and the surrounding teeth. However, these risks are generally minor and can be managed with proper care and follow-up with your dentist.
Composite bonding and edge bonding are two important dental procedures that can help improve the appearance and function of your teeth. Whether you're looking to repair a chipped tooth, close a gap between teeth, or simply improve the overall appearance of your smile, these procedures can help. By understanding what composite bonding and edge bonding are, how they work, and their benefits, you can make an informed decision about whether they're right for you. If you're interested in learning more about composite bonding or edge bonding, talk to your dentist to see if these procedures may be right for you.
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From making the initial call with Sarah to treatment I had a fantastic experience.Amazing... atmosphere, perfect for nervous patients like myself! I have worried for years about going to the dentist and “Sophie & Shannon made it all disappear. They were both so patient with me and reassured me throughout the appointment . Taking time to explain everything and what to expect, I never felt pressured or rushed it was exactly what I needed to gain some confidence. I cannot thank all the staff enough and would recommend to anyone who maybe like myself and have worries and concerns.read more
This practice is by far the very best I have been to - ever! ALL the staff are amazing, from the... warmest of welcomes on reception, to the most fantastic and 'state of the art' dental treatment by an experienced, professional and extremely caring dental team. The premises are inviting, relaxing, and absolutely spotless. I've instantly gone from a terrified patient to feeling reassured and happy with my treatment plan - in a very short period of time. I just wish we had found them sooner, and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them (in fact I do so at every opportunity!) Never before has a dentist extracted my teeth without sedation, but Dr Johan did so with the very minimum of discomfort. I have now regained my smile, and could not be happier - thank you!read more
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I started visiting Ramsbottom Dental care a number of years ago when I heard they were good at... working with anxious patients! I have now used three of the dentists there and am a regular on the dental plan; a regular check up amd hygienist clean for not much more than a tenner a month.Today I had a crown undertaken and cannot fault the work. I didn't feel a thing; fast, efficient and pain-free.All of the staff are friendly, helpful and reassuring; appointments at times convenient to me are always available and I would recommend everyone to give them a try.read more
Would definitely recommend this practice to everyone. Staff are lovely, great service and always a... warm welcome 🤗 I have seen Dr Ronette Gooson for Invisilign and can’t fault her. Always greeted with a friendly smile and she’s an excellent orthodontist.read more
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I have been a patient of Ramsbottom Dental Care for a number of years. First impressions are always... important and I am always greeted by a warm and welcoming reception team. The treatment I receive from Johan and Kelly makes me feel at ease and relaxed and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.read more
Went to see Dr Sophie yesterday with my 12 year old daughter who had chipped her front tooth. ... Sophie & her assistant Jo were absolutely lovely & did the most amazing job restoring her tooth to its former beauty with composite bonding. Thank you soooooo much from both me & Olivia. I am so impressed with this dental practice, from my initial call & correspondence with Sarah, up to the appointment itself & would highly recommend.read more
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From making the initial call with Sarah to treatment I had a fantastic experience.Amazing atmosphere, perfect for nervous patients like myself! I have worried for years about going to the dentist... and “Sophie & Shannon made it all disappear. They were both so patient with me and reassured me throughout the appointment . Taking time to explain everything and what to expect, I never felt pressured or rushed it was exactly what I needed to gain some confidence. I cannot thank all the staff enough and would recommend to anyone who maybe like myself and have worries and concerns.read more