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committed to dental excellence Brighton & Hove

hangleton dental 5 star google rating

committed to dental excellence Brighton & Hove

hangleton dental 5 star google rating

committed to dental excellence Brighton & Hove

hangleton dental 5 star google rating

committed to dental excellence Brighton & Hove

hangleton dental 5 star google rating
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Indications

Composite bonding can fix a defect or imperfection within a tooth. It can be used to repair a decayed, cracked, or discoloured tooth. This procedure can also close small gaps in between teeth.

Composite bonding can help increase the size of a tooth; if for instance you have a tooth that is shorter than the rest, it helps to make them all even

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1. Composite Bonding for Crooked Teeth

By adding some resin in strategic places, your dentist can hide or mascarade misaligned teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.

When tooth is more severely misaligned, we would recommend an orthodontic treatment prior to bonding.

2. Composite Bonding for Bottom Teeth

Composite bonding can be used to improve the aesthetic of the bottom teeth as well, but there are some factors that need to be considered before doing it, like the patient’s bite and how the top and bottom teeth meet.

If the patient has bruxism or suffers from teeth grinding, dental bonding is not a good option because the composite resin is not strong enough to resist to the forces and may fracture.

Your Composite Bonding Journey With Us

What to expect during your treatment

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During the first appointment, a briefing of the desired outcome is discussed with yourself, where you will have an opportunity to explain in detail the ideal shape and colour you would like.

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At the second appointment the trial smile is conducted, this is an opportunity to see the smile design on your teeth before confirming you are ready to proceed with composite bonding/ veneers. If all is well, only then do we proceed with your treatment.

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The material is finished and polished to a life-like shine. Ultimately this is what gives you the pearly white looking teeth you have been longing for!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Composite Bonding last?

Like everything – this depends on how well you look after it! Usually we say anything between 3-7 years but is dependent on a number of things, e.g. if you grind your teeth, bite your nails or a diet of hard food can lead to chipping. Composite bonding usually involves a yearly maintenance appointment for polishing and repair of any minor chipping.

What do I need to avoid if I have Composite Bonding?

In general, even if you don’t have composite bonding, if it’s not food or drink then it probably shouldn’t go in your mouth. Avoid using your teeth to tear open crisp packets and containers. Nail biting should be avoided, habits like pen chewing should be stopped, hard things in your diet like nuts and bones can cause increased wear of teeth and composite.

Heavily staining food and drinks can stain the composite, just like your natural tooth, and you may need more frequent appointments with the hygienist for polishing – tea, coffee, red wine, turmeric and curry. Just imagine anything you would want to avoid spilling down a white shirt!

What is the difference between Composite Bonding and Composite Veneers?

They are very similar, but a composite veneer will cover the whole of the tooth surface whereas bonding may be on the edges and partially over front surface.

Do I need straight teeth to have Composite Bonding?

It is very beneficial to have well aligned teeth before composite bonding. If they are not straight, then the composite will be thick in some areas and thin in others and you will not have your optimum functionality and aesthetics.

Cosmetic Treatments 

Air Polish

Air Polish

Air-Flow is a professional stain removal system that tackles stubborn stains
Veneers

Veneers

Veneers are custom-made thin coverings of porcelain made to fit over the outer surface of your front teeth to improve their colour, shape and position

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an easy, safe and comfortable process to brighten up your smile

Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding is a procedure where the dentist adds a special-coloured resin to your teeth to improve their appearance and shape