Composite bonding, also known as dental bonding or tooth bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth. It involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to the teeth to repair chips, cracks, discolorations, and other imperfections, as well as to reshape the teeth. The procedure is called "composite bonding" because it utilizes a composite resin material. This material is a mixture of plastic and glass that closely resembles the color and texture of natural teeth. The dentist will carefully select a shade of composite resin that matches the patient's natural teeth to ensure a seamless and natural-looking result. The composite bonding procedure typically involves the following steps: The composite bonding procedure typically involves the following steps: Tooth Preparation: The dentist will start by preparing the tooth surface by lightly roughening it and applying a conditioning liquid. This helps the composite resin adhere better to the tooth. Composite Application: The dentist will apply the composite resin to the tooth in layers, shaping and sculpting it to achieve the desired result. They will use various dental instruments to mold the material accurately. Bonding: Once the composite is in place, the dentist will use a special light to harden or bond the material to the tooth. This step ensures that the composite resin becomes strong and durable. Trimming and Polishing: After the bonding process is complete, the dentist will trim off any excess material and then polish the tooth to give it a smooth and natural appearance. Composite bonding is a relatively quick and non-invasive procedure, and it is often performed without the need for anaesthesia. It can be an excellent option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth without more extensive dental work. However, it's essential to note that composite bonding may not be as durable as other restorative options like dental crowns or veneers. The composite material can chip or stain over time, so proper care and maintenance are necessary to prolong its lifespan. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can help keep the bonded teeth in good condition. Contact Ancells Farm Dental Clinic in Hampshire today and schedule an appointment with our experienced team by calling\u00a001252 614818 or click this link to book an appointment.