Composite Bonding

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Looking to fix that pesky gap in your two front teeth? What if we told you it could be completed during a single visit! Grove City Smiles offers composite bonding, one of the least invasive and most cost-effective cosmetic dental services available, that delivers instant results! Also known as dental bonding or teeth bonding, composite bonding can correct a number of aesthetic issues instantly and painlessly – no drilling involved!

Composite Dental Bonding is the Solution to Several Cosmetic Dental Problems

Composite bonding corrects a wide variety of tooth imperfections. This dental procedure can reshape your teeth, fill chips, and even close up gaps between your teeth.

Our dentists may recommend composite bonding teeth to address:

  • Small gaps and uneven spaces between your front teeth
  • Minor tooth misalignment
  • Chips or cracks in your teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • The length and health of teeth that are worn down
  • Stained or discolored teeth when other teeth whitening treatments do not work
  • Misshapen teeth
  • The size, shape, color, and appearance of teeth that are not quite perfect

The Composite Bonding Procedure Explained

Unlike veneers or dental crowns that require removing a small amount of tooth enamel, composite bonding is a conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry that does not involve the removal of healthy tooth structure. The procedure involves placing layers of a composite resin over the tooth, shaping the resin as needed, and applying polish to make the composite look natural.

The composite bonding procedure starts with color matching to ensure that the finished tooth matches the rest of your teeth. Next, our dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid; both steps help the bonding material adhere to your teeth.

Our dentist will then apply the composite bonding material in thin layers directly onto the surface of your tooth. Next, we’ll sculpt the bonding material to match the shape and size of the adjacent teeth to create a natural-looking smile. We’ll cure the composite bonding using a special wand device that emits ultraviolet (UV) light, which hardens the resin and adheres it to your teeth. The final step is to trim, shape and polish the restorations to match the gloss and sheen of the adjacent teeth.

The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour per tooth. The results will last for years.

There is no recovery time after composite bonding – you can go about your day as normal. To ensure that your new bright smile lasts, though, you should avoid smoking and consuming tea, coffee, or other foods and beverages that might stain for 48 hours after the procedure is done.

Some patients report that the resin feels strange to them for a few days after dental bonding. This sensation disappears with time as the feeling of the resin becomes natural and normal.

Caring for Composite Dental Bonding

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body – it is even harder than bone! That means the surface of your natural teeth can withstand the normal forces of biting and chewing hard and crunchy foods. While composite bonding looks and feels like your natural teeth, the bonding material is not quite as strong and durable as tooth enamel. If you do not treat it carefully, the resin may chip or crack.

Like the natural surface of your teeth, dental bonding requires regular dental hygiene and special care. To extend the appearance of composite bonding, we recommend that you:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily
  • Avoid chewing ice or hard candy
  • Avoid biting down on hard items or materials, such as your fingernails, pens, or pencils
  • Schedule regular dental appointments and dental cleanings every six months so our dentists can address any issues that may develop

If you develop chips, cracks, or other problems with your composite bonding, reach out to us. We are always glad to help you keep your smile looking its best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dental composite bonding right for me?

Composite bonding is an exceptional option for people who want to conceal minor cracks, chips, or misshapen teeth, but the procedure may not be right for everyone. Our dentists may not recommend dental bonding for patients who have severe oral health concerns, such as serious tooth decay or advanced gum disease. Fortunately, many of these issues may be addressed before dental bonding.

Does composite bonding damage teeth?

If you are like many people, you might wonder if composite bonding damages your teeth. You may be glad to know that composite bonding does not damage or ruin your teeth at all because it does not require the removal of any tooth enamel. Composite dental bonding is even reversible – you can go back to your natural tooth enamel at any time, and you can even switch back to dental bonding if you change your mind again.

Composite bonding near me

To learn more about composite bonding in Grove City, OH, consult with the dental professionals at Grove City Smiles. Our team is committed to tailoring treatment to you and we offer the Grove City composite bonding services that will brighten your smile for years to come. Give us a call (614) 696-9082 or fill out the form here to request an appointment.

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