What is Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding is considered to be a cosmetic treatment and will not be covered on all of our dental insurance plans. However it is an often used treatment and something to consider taking out cover for.
If you want to ensure that you get the best care if you need to claim for a
Composite Bonding, sign up for one of our dental insurance policies today to ensure the oral health and dental hygiene of you and your employees.
Composite Bonding is a treatment for filling chips, fractures or gaps between teeth, or fixing discolouration. It works by adding a shaped composite resin to a tooth to restore its original appearance. The colour of the resin is matched to your tooth, to maintain a natural looking appearance.
What are the benefits of composite bonding?
Composite Bonding is a fast and effective way of correcting minor cosmetic dental issues. When the composite is added to the tooth, it is sealed with a UV light, this means that you can bite down on the tooth by the end of your appointment. The tooth is slightly roughened to allow the resin to adhere.
This is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any other dental intervention. Until more complicated treatments such as crowns or veneers that involve removing part of a tooth. it is also a much cheaper treatment than these options and can be completed in one appointment. If well looked after a Composite Bond can last for years.
Composite Bonding can allow you to make improvements to your smile, without any damage to your teeth. Improving your appearance or that of your employees can have manifold benefits. Increased confidence can translate into improved performance at work.
What is the treatment process?
Your dentist will start by choosing a resin colour that matches your tooth best so that the resin attachment looks natural. Your tooth will then be prepared for treatment by slightly roughening the surface. It will then be coated with a liquid which helps the resin to adhere smoothly.
The resin will then be applied and moulded into the required shape. It is hardened with a UV light before being shaped again and polished by your dentist until it matches the rest of the tooth.
Composite Bond Care
Here are a few tips for ensuring your bond stays strong and unstained:
Avoid tea, coffee, smoking and food which may stain for 48 hours after having the procedure done.
Brush your teeth often and see the hygienist regularly to maintain good oral health. This will help your composite bond stay clean and unstained.
Avoid biting nails or chewing items such as pen lids, which may chip the material. Bonds aren’t as strong as a normal tooth so it’s important to take precautions to avoid damage.
With good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your composite bond should last for years.
If you are looking for dental insurance plans that cover Composite Bonds for you and your employees, then please contact us to see how we can help.