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Sometimes a simple whitening treatment isn’t enough to get your smile looking perfect. There are many different dental solutions out there that can fix minor chips, cracks and gaps, but how do you know which treatment to go for?

One of the go-to treatments for issues like these are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that fit over your teeth to give the impression of a perfect smile.

However, porcelain veneers can be quite the commitment; if you’re unsure whether to throw yourself into a treatment that takes multiple appointments and is irreversible, you might want to consider composite bonding.

What’s Composite Bonding?

Composite is the tooth-colored material that a dentist can use to mould any way they like to perfect your smile. Once moulded perfectly into the shape, it’s a putty-like substance that can be hardened and blends with your natural teeth.

Unlike porcelain veneers, composite bonding can take as little as a single appointment, and you can leave the chair with your brand new smile. Composite is pretty tough, so you don’t have to worry about chewing, biting or eating certain things to look after it. 

Although, if you’re someone who opens bottles with your teeth or chews on pen lids, you should probably stop doing that.

How Do I Get Composite Bonding?

When you choose to get composite bonding treatment, you’ll be in and out of the dentist’s chair before you know it. Your dentist will start by asking you some questions to see the smile you want to improve.

They’ll then get to work colour-matching the composite material to the shade of your teeth so when it’s hardened, it looks natural. Once the composite is ready, the dentist will very slightly prepare the surface of your teeth so the composite can get a perfect grip.

Then, the work begins. Your dentist will craft your new smile quickly and artfully by sculpting the composite into the desired shape. Once they’re happy with the results, they’ll use a high-tech UV light to harden the material. 

Finally, they’ll do some touch up shaping and polishing and wah-la! Your new smile is complete.

Plus, composite bonding is reversible, so if you decide you don’t want the composite to be there anymore, your dentist can simply remove it. As well as this, you can get your composite repaired or added to whenever you like. 

Composite bonding is minimally invasive, so there’s no surgery, no needles and no anaesthetic. If composite bonding sounds like the treatment for you, contact Woodborough House today. 

Our team can help your smile reach its full potential with our masterfully skilled dentists who can sculpt your new smile in a flash. Contact Woodborough House today.

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