What is Composite Bonding?

Dental Bonding, also known as composite bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material (made of durable plastic) is applied to the tooth and hardened using a special light. This bonds the material to the tooth to restore a smile.  The colour is carefully chosen to match the surrounding teeth. The resin is shaped and polished to produce the desired smile appearance of the patient. This method is suitable for correcting aesthetic flaws or damaged teeth.

When do I need Composite Bonding?

There are a few issues that can be fixed with dental bonding, such as:

Composite Bonding for Crooked Teeth

Composite Bonding can help to improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. Your dentist will add resin in strategic places to hide or mascarade misaligned teeth. This will help to improve the overall appearance of your smile. However, only minor tooth misalignment can be rectified with dental bonding. Severely misaligned teeth will require teeth straightening treatment, prior to composite bonding. 

Composite Bonding to Close Gaps

Composite bonding works brilliantly for closing small gaps between teeth. Your dentist will place the composite resin on the teeth, closing the gaps between them or making them more discrete if closing them completely is not possible. Similar to misalignment, your dentist may consider an orthodontic treatment before going ahead with composite bonding. This will help to avoid disproportional or extremely big teeth.

Composite Bonding Dentist

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you may begin to lose confidence and start to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Some people can be put off certain treatments because of horror stories about pain or because of the amount of time the treatment can take to be effective. Here at Oldbury Smile Spa, we will walk you through any treatments and their costs before any treatments are carried out. This means you’ll know exactly what to expect. We are also associated with Anxiety UK to help us provide the most support possible to nervous patients.


Elizabeth Summan
Practice Manager

Elizabeth Summan

Practice Manager

Elizabeth has worked as a dental nurse for 16 years and as a practice manager with Oldbury Smile Spa for just over 8 years

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