How Composite Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile, and we all wish to have that dazzling white movie star teeth we can show off with confidence. But many people aren’t born with perfect teeth, and things like age, trauma (injury), and food can also result in damaged or discoloured teeth.

However, this isn’t something you have to get worried about anymore. With a dental treatment known as composite bonding, you can easily improve your smile and gain your confidence back all in one doctor’s visit.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a cosmetic dental treatment used to fix damages (chipped or fractured tooth), discolouration, and gaps between the teeth. Usually, a white resin material is applied onto the surface of the damaged tooth and shaped to restore its original look and shape.

For a more natural look, the colour of the resin is usually matched to your natural teeth colour. Learn more about the composite bonding treatment process here. Composite bonding comes with a lot of benefits and can help you improve your smile. Here’s how.

Masking the Appearance of Discoloured Teeth

Teeth discolouration can happen over time and for a number of reasons such as; food, drinks, age, accidents, and even poor oral hygiene. This discolouration can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. However, composite bonding is a great way to mask coloured teeth. Sherwood Park Dental Practice offers composite bonding in Surrey, following teeth whitening. This way, your dentist can match your new whiter teeth with the white filling material.

Repairing Chipped and Cracked Teeth

A chipped or cracked tooth can be caused by a number of reasons, from cavities, piercings (tongue and cheek piercings), excessive teeth grinding to trauma to the mouth or chewing hard objects/foods. And this can hugely impact your self-confidence. Fortunately, with composite bonding, you can easily repair these chips/cracks and gain your smile back.

Fill-in Gaps Between Teeth

This is another way composite bonding can improve your smile. While larger teeth gaps may require more orthodontic care, composite bonding can effectively minimise smaller gaps between teeth and reshape them to give your smile an enhanced but natural-looking shape.

Tooth Reshaping

Composite bonding can help you achieve an even smile by fixing issues like misshapen and uneven teeth. The resins can be applied to cover up tooth roots that have been exposed as a result of gum recession. They can also completely reshape your teeth to make them appear longer.

Easy and Straightforward

A great benefit of composite bonding is that the procedure is quite straightforward, requires no local anaesthetic, and can be done in one visit.

Once your composite bonding procedure is complete, it is important that you take better care of your dental health. The following are ways you can care for composite bonding.

  •  Regular brushing and flossing of your teeth. You can also use a mouthwash that contains sodium fluoride.
  •  Avoid habits like smoking and biting your fingernails, as these can wear down the composite material.
  •  Drinking water after each meal to keep your mouth clean


You no longer have to stay unhappy with your teeth. Composite bonding is an easy and effective way to resolve misshapen, cracked/chipped, and discoloured teeth. You can book a consultation today to discuss the procedure, costs, and the area of your teeth that requires the treatment.