Composite bonding

Procedure for composite bonding

Dental assessment: the first step is to have your teeth assessed by a dental professional. They will be checking if your teeth, gums and mouth are healthy, and that this would be a suitable treatment to meet your goals.

Full case assessment: the next step would be to carry out a full case assessment which includes taking impressions of your mouth to make a diagnostic wax up. A diagnostic wax-up increases the predictability of the treatment by modeling the possible outcome in wax. Wax-ups are performed on the plaster model, that is recreated from the impression of your teeth. Making this wax-up requires some time, so it's probably in a next visit that you will see the potential result.

Review: at this appointment your clinician will be able to show you what your teeth could potentially look like from the diagnostic wax up. If wanted, you can discuss potential changes with your dentist for a more desired outcome. With your consent, you then move on to the last stage, the actual composite bonding appointment.

Treatment: Depending on the severity of changes, the time you will spend in the chair can vary. In most cases, the bonding on your teeth will happen all in one visit. Composite bonding does not require heavy trimming your natural tooth. However, the dentist might roughen the surface a little bit to improve the bonding forces.

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