Summer colours fade with time. Autumn leaf colours wither away as the leaves of deciduous trees fall and wither. A white, bright smile. However, remains bright through all seasons if proper dental hygiene is maintained. Composite bonding is one of the methods that cosmetic dentists use to provide professional dental and oral care that improves aesthetics.
The appearance of the teeth, gums, and mouth is of great value to an individual because it affects self-esteem and confidence. All cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective, but they can be very essential to the patient, although they are hardly clinically essential. To choose whether a cosmetic procedure is appropriate, one has to understand what the procedure involves, how long it will last, and what kind of oral and dental care one has to maintain after the procedure.
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding, also referred to as tooth bonding, is a cosmetic procedure for the repair of discoloured, stained, damaged, chipped, or decayed teeth using a resin that closely resembles the tooth enamel in colour and texture. The procedure was developed more than five decades ago, and it is inexpensive. During the treatment, a composite resin is moulded and sculpted to fit the cavity or gap left after a tooth is damaged or decayed. The cosmetic dentist may need to drill the tooth to remove the damaged part, and this may cause some discomfort or pain.
Tooth bonding is appropriate for people who have damaged teeth that can be repaired by bonding the remaining tooth part to a resin. This procedure may not solve some dental problems such as an overbite, an underbite, or problems with dental arrangements. If your problems exceed what composite bonding can correct, the dentist may advise you to get further dental care.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Composite resin bonding is similar to veneer bonding, which involves the use of a strong composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resins, but the latter are less costly. Though composite bonding may not last as long as veneer bonding, you can wear them for more than 10 years comfortably.
Proper care after composite bonding
Composite bonds improve dental health, but they are not as strong as real teeth enamel. Maintaining proper dental care can extend the durability of composites. Hard candy, very hot or very cold foods, ice cubes, and similar substances should be avoided. Tobacco, tea, and coffee can also stain resins, and should be used in moderation.
Composite bonding is a simple, inexpensive dental solution that solve dental problems and restore a bright smile. You can also contact a local dental professional about other procedures, like teeth whitening.
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