Have you recently chipped some of your teeth? Don’t worry – it can too easily happen in a range of situations. Culprits for chipped teeth can include biting down too hard on food, tipping a wine glass slightly too far back or slipping and falling on some ice, as a Refinery29 article reveals.
Whatever way you caused that unsightly chipping, it can be corrected with dental treatment. Your options here include composite bonding – and we have reasons why it might be just right for you…
Only just chipped your teeth? Act quickly
We should start by emphasising that, if the chipping has happened only just now, you shouldn’t waste time in acting to rectify the issue. Assuming that you don’t need to go to a hospital first, you should, within minutes of chipping your teeth, arrange to meet your dentist.
It doesn’t matter whether the chipping is major or minor; either way, your teeth have been weakened and, therefore, could worsen if left untreated.
What is composite bonding?
During the treatment of composite bonding, composite resin of a modest amount will be applied to the chipped tooth or teeth. The practitioner will sculpt the resin in such a way that it enhances the proportions, colour and overall look of the surfaces of the treated teeth.
That resin will set to leave the tooth damage concealed, leaving you with a natural-looking smile that won’t betray that you ever chipped any of your teeth in the first place.
Composite bonding produces a truly natural-looking result
One reason why is that, as WebMD reveals, the dentist will carefully choose a composite resin colour from a shade guide, helping to prevent easy differentiation between the resin colour and the natural hue of your teeth. The resin is also putty-like, allowing it to be moulded as desired.
Even once the material has hardened, the dentist will continue trimming, shaping and polishing it to leave a sheen matching that of the rest of the treated teeth’s surface.
Composite bonding can often be completed quickly
While you can rest assured that composite bonding is not an unprofessional and slapdash “quick fix”, it does have the advantage of being a less time-consuming treatment than having veneers fitted.
In fact, per tooth, you would only need to wait roughly 30 to 60 minutes for treatment to finish. That treatment could be fitted into a single visit to a practice. Though this would not apply if you needed several teeth treated, you could still be delighted by the time-effectiveness of composite bonding.
Composite bonding is readily available, too
Composite bonding is relatively cheap as a cosmetic dental procedure, and you might not have to travel very far at all to benefit from it. There are, for example, multiple dental practices offering composite bonding in London. These practices include branches of Ten Dental.
The company offers the treatment at its clinics in Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth- and London’s comprehensive Underground rail network could help you to quickly reach any of them.