08 Feb Composite Bondings
Posted by: Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Dr Peta Leigh BDS (Melb), BSc (Monash)
Do composite bondings really last?
Direct composite bondings typically last 5-10 years.
Direct composite bonding involves the placement of a tooth-coloured resin material onto your teeth. The resin is artfully shaped and moulded directly onto your teeth and often requires very little preparation to the tooth’s surface.
ARE THEY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Composite bonding offers a versatile treatment option for addressing various dental concerns, including repairing chipped or cracked teeth, altering tooth shape, and replacing outdated amalgam fillings. While providing a natural and seamless appearance, it is important to note that composite restorations may require periodic maintenance such as repair, reshaping, or polishing, particularly in cases of significant wear or staining.
Direct composite bondings are a really great, minimally invasive alternative to traditional veneers.
how long do they take to fit?
They usually require just one visit and are minimally invasive. They sometimes require periodic polishing to keep them beautifully white and natural-looking – this is dependent on your diet and your lifestyle.
do they look good?
The cosmetic filling material, available in an enormous range of colours and translucencies, is expertly built in layers to mimic your natural tooth’s enamel. Bondings can mask chipped, broken and misshapen edges and spaces to give a straighter, more aesthetic smile.
can my regular dentist do them?
Most dentists nowadays offer composite bondings but it’s a good idea to see a dentist who has a keen eye and a skilled hand. Both Dr Farnoosh Mimeh and Dr Peta Leigh have an expert hand in composite bondings and thoroughly enjoy transforming their patients’ smiles with this modern and minimally invasive technique.