If you have crooked teeth and are thinking about ways you can correct them, there are a few options to choose from. Moving on from traditional treatments such as orthodontics and even the more subtle options available, many are now looking for more immediate fixes. If you are looking to improve your smile, you may have come across a treatment called composite bonding.
Composite bonding is one of many dental treatments available that can help straighten out the appearance of your teeth. Composite bonding offers a bespoke approach to perfecting each patients’ teeth, and a carefully applied set can provide natural-looking results.
Although composite bonding treatments are becoming increasingly popular, it’s always worth asking whether this is actually the best type of treatment for you. In this article, we aim to help you decide whether composite bonding – or an alternative treatment – might be the best choice.
One of the main reasons people choose composite bonding is due to the simplicity of the procedure. In most cases, you can have the treatment done in just one visit to the dentist. This can be as easy as booking yourself in for an appointment, having a check-up, and leaving with picture-perfect teeth! This level of simplicity is always a positive if you are looking for a one-stop solution. However, there are other factors to consider.
Affordability – When it comes to considering the costs involved, composite bonding is typically more affordable than other treatments, such as veneers. Composite bonding is available from £250.00 per tooth; making it a relatively affordable option for those looking to quickly upgrade their smile.
Skilful Application – Composite bonding is skilfully applied by your dentist, and can even be designed or applied in a way that offers a natural look. As the patient, you have the freedom to choose how your teeth will look! You can even choose to make it difficult to tell that any work has been done at all. From the shade of your composite bonding to the shape – an experienced dental professional should ask your opinion every step of the way.
Durability – If you look after your teeth properly following composite bonding treatments, the lasting impact can go on to enhance your smile for years to come. Looking after your composite bonding is as simple as taking care of your natural teeth. Brush, floss and use mouthwash regularly. Do keep up with dental check-ups, as these regular appointments mean your dentist can quickly identify any areas of weakness and work to combat them before the issue becomes a concern.
While composite bonding is an excellent solution for many, it’s not always suitable for everyone. If your teeth are severely misaligned, other treatments like braces might be more effective. It’s also worth noting that composite bonding might not be the best choice for closing larger gaps between teeth or for correcting more complex bite problems. This will depend on your individual situation. Your dentist should be able to advise on the best treatment for you.
Bite Problems – Sometimes, minor bite issues can be addressed via composite bonding treatments. Composite bonding can help fill in bite gaps where natural teeth don’t, meaning you’re left with a more comfortable and even natural-looking smile.
If you have more severe bite issues, you may need orthodontic treatment.
Misalignment – If your teeth are slightly misaligned, composite bonding can help. Experts in composite bonding treatments can adjust teeth even ever-so-slightly, yet in ways that can transform your day-to-day experience.
If your teeth are too misaligned for the problem to be addressed by composite bonding alone, your dentist may recommend other options such as orthodontic treatments. These are commonly used approaches that, aided with the advances in modern dental technology, mean patients have the choice between a range of subtle yet effective options.
Gaps – Composite bonding can help fill in the trickier gaps between teeth that other orthodontic treatments may not have addressed. Even if you do eventually hope to fix certain problems with orthodontic treatments, composite bonding can fill in that time gap before the overall issue can be looked at, too.
Composite bonding can be a great option for some, so it may be worth considering if you do have crooked teeth. This can be a personal choice, and it’s not a decision that should be taken lightly. Whilst composite bonding is relatively easy to reverse, those seeking treatment can understandably feel unsure regarding how their final outcomes will look or turn out. This is normal!
As with any medical procedure, it’s essential that you do seek professional opinion before going ahead with any treatment. Your dentist can help identify the best treatment route for you, especially after an in-person consultation. This allows them the opportunity to examine the overall health of your teeth before making any recommendations. A discussion with your cosmetic dentist will ultimately provide clarity and ensure you’re making the best decision for your smile.
At Ringway Dental, our experienced team of dentists are always striving to do our best by our patients. Well equipped with both the knowledge and experience to advise you on the ideal treatment for your situation, our team are all about helping you make informed decisions.
If you’d like to discuss your options with us, get in touch. You can call our reception on 0161 437 2029 – or contact us online. We look forward to seeing your smiles!