Crooked teeth are extremely common among both children and adults. In most cases, crooked teeth won’t create any major problems. However, crooked teeth can sometimes cause speech or health issues. Oftentimes, crooked teeth affect a person’s confidence in their smile. If crooked teeth are causing such issues for you, they can be straightened. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, there are now a range of treatments that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. While braces and aligners are recommended for significant alignment problems, there are cosmetic dental treatments that can resolve minor issues. So, can you get composite bonding on crooked teeth? Below, one of our expert dentists explains.
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that improves the appearance of your smile. Composite bonding — or dental bonding — can repair aesthetic concerns such as chipping, cracking, discolouration or misalignment of the teeth. The procedure involves applying tooth-coloured resin to the natural teeth to change their size, colour, shape or alignment. Dental restorations look, feel and function just like your real teeth.
Can You Get Composite Bonding on Crooked Teeth?
So, can you get composite bonding on crooked teeth? Fortunately, you can! Composite bonding can be used to improve the aesthetics of slightly crooked teeth. Your dentist will strategically apply resin to your teeth to hide any misalignment and give your teeth a straighter appearance.
Composite Bonding on Crooked Front Teeth
Your front teeth are one of the first things people notice about you. Composite bonding is a great option for improving the look of crooked front teeth or closing small gaps between your front teeth. When bonding crooked front teeth, your dentist will apply resin to the relevant tooth to give the illusion of a straight row of teeth.
Can Dental Bonding Fix Severely Crooked Teeth?
No, composite bonding cannot fix severely crooked teeth. For best results, composite bonding should only be used to repair minor alignment issues. If you have severely misaligned teeth, you will require more extensive orthodontic treatment such as braces or clear aligners. However, once your teeth have been straightened, you may consider composite bonding to improve the shape, size or colour of your teeth,
Dental Bonding for Crooked Teeth: How Does it Work?
The process of applying composite bonding on crooked teeth is efficient, effective and pain-free. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how composite bonding is completed.
Building Your Smile
Your composite bonding begins with a personalised smile design consultation. During this initial appointment, your cosmetic dentist will meet with you to discuss your concerns and goals. They will take a look at your facial structure, features and personal characteristics, all of which will help to inform your smile design. You will also have a photo and video session in our on-site studio. Our cosmetic specialists will use these visuals to construct your digital smile design. You’ll then have the opportunity to preview your new smile and work with your dentist on any tweaks or changes.
Selecting Your Resin Colour
Once your design has been finalised, your dentist will pick a shade of resin that perfectly matches your natural teeth. At Dental Boutique, our expert artisans are highly skilled and experienced in crafting natural, unique smiles tailored to each individual patient. No two people are the same and nor are their smiles. We ensure the colour, shape, size and style of your tooth restorations blend seamlessly with your real teeth to create an authentic appearance. It’s your natural smile, but better.
Applying the Composite Bonding
When your customised resin shade is ready, you’ll return to the clinic to have it applied to your tooth. Your dentist will begin by applying a conditioning liquid to your natural tooth. This helps to prepare the surface for bonding. The resin will then be applied to the tooth. Your dentist will shape and mould the resin, before using a blue UV light to set the bond in place. Once the resin has hardened, your dentist will shape and trim the composite bond for a polished finish.
Why Use Composite Bonding on Crooked Teeth?
While several cosmetic treatments can be used to straighten teeth, composite bonding is favoured for many reasons.
- The results are quick and the procedure typically requires just one trip to the dentist
- The treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t cause pain or discomfort
- Composite bonding delivers a natural finish; the resin will be crafted to match the shade of your teeth
- It is cost-effective. Composite bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures with a very high success rate
- Composite bonding is durable and can last up to 10 years
- There is no aftercare required for composite bonding on crooked teeth — you won’t need time to heal, nor will you need to follow a special diet after the procedure
Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Bonding
As with every procedure — cosmetic or otherwise — there are disadvantages to composite bonding.
|The procedure is painless (no injections required)||Resin is not as strong as other materials and can chip under pressure|
|No drilling is required, so your natural teeth maintain their structural integrity||Unlike porcelain veneers, composite bonding can stain just like real teeth|
|It’s convenient — you may be able to have multiple teeth bonded during one appointment||Resin bonds are not as long-lasting as veneers, which last for a minimum of 15 years|
|You won’t need to wait for moulds of your teeth to be constructed|
|Your tooth enamel won’t be removed, meaning the treatment is reversible|
How Long Does Composite Bonding Take?
From start to finish, a composite bonding procedure typically takes 30 minutes to an hour. Remember, composite bonding doesn’t require any aftercare, so in just 30 minutes to an hour you’ll be walking out of the clinic with a new and improved smile.
Composite Bonding Before and After: Crooked Teeth
With all of this in mind, what does composite bonding on crooked teeth look like? Our before and after gallery showcases just how transformative the results can be.
Composite Bonding on Crooked Teeth at Dental Boutique
If you’ve long been looking for a cost-effective, quick and non-invasive treatment for minor tooth misalignment, composite bonding might be the right solution for you. Everyone deserves a smile they can feel proud of. Investing in your smile is one of the best things you can do — after all, it’s with you for life! Want to hear more about composite bonding on crooked teeth? Get in touch with us or book an appointment to discuss your options.