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Composite Bonding

At Essential Dental Care in Edinburgh, we're proud to offer Composite Bonding, a cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedure. This non-invasive treatment can transform your smile by repairing chips, gaps, and discolourations with natural-looking composite resin. Say goodbye to dental imperfections and hello to a confident, radiant smile that leaves a lasting impression.

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Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth. It involves the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin material to correct various dental imperfections, such as chipped, discoloured, or misshapen teeth.

Our experienced dental team carefully molds and sculpts this resin to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, delivering results that are both stunning and natural-looking. Whether you’re looking to close small gaps, restore a damaged tooth, or brighten your smile, Composite Bonding can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.

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About Composite Bonding

Understanding the composite bonding procedure involves breaking it down into five essential steps, each contributing to the creation of a flawless smile.

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a dentist. They will assess your dental concerns and determine if composite bonding is the right solution for you.
  2. Preparation: Minimal preparation is required for bonding. In most cases, anaesthesia is not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a cavity.
  3. Application: The dentist will select a shade of composite resin that closely matches your natural tooth colour. The resin is applied to the tooth’s surface and carefully sculpted to achieve the desired shape and contour.
  4. Curing: A special light is used to harden the composite material. This ensures it becomes strong and durable.
  5. Finishing: After the bonding material has cured, the dentist will further shape and polish it to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
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Is composite bonding suitable for everyone?

Composite bonding is a versatile option, but its suitability depends on your specific dental needs and goals. A consultation with our dental professionals will determine if it’s the right choice for you.

Does composite bonding require any special maintenance or care?

Composite bonding is durable but may require some maintenance. Avoiding staining agents and maintaining good oral hygiene practices will help prolong the lifespan of the bonded teeth.

Is composite bonding painful?

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive procedure and is generally not painful. Anaesthesia is typically not needed, and patients often report little to no discomfort during or after the procedure.

How long does the composite bonding process take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of the bonding required. In many cases, it can be completed in a single office visit, making it a convenient option for enhancing your smile.

Can composite bonding fix more significant dental issues like severely misaligned teeth?

Composite bonding is best suited for minor to moderate cosmetic improvements. More significant dental issues might require alternative treatments, which our dental team can discuss with you during a consultation.

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