Composite bonding is a dental procedure that can fix small cracks, chips, and gaps in your teeth. It can also reshape and resize uneven teeth by increasing their length or widening them. This treatment is most suitable for people who only wish to make minor changes to their teeth.
What Is Composite Bonding Treatment?
Dental bonding uses a putty-like composite resin material, which the dentist puts on the teeth to shape them. Unlike placing a shell on top of the tooth, composite bonding allows the dentist to customize how the bonding material looks on the tooth.
The dentist will adjust the shape and length of the tooth according to your aesthetic and functional needs. In addition, they will make sure to match its colour with the surrounding teeth so that the bonding material looks natural.
What Is The Cost of Composite Bonding In Turkey?
Compared to clinics in the UK or Europe, composite bonding in Turkey is far more affordable. The exchange rate and lower costs of healthcare services drive down this treatment’s price.
In addition, many clinics offer a package that is inclusive of hotels, transportation, translators, and aftercare. However, the prices can vary depending on the number of teeth that you’re getting the treatment for and any additional procedures that you need, such as teeth whitening.
Who Can Have Dental Bonding & Why?
You can get composite bonding if you have:
- A slight gap between the teeth.
- Slightly cracked or chipped teeth.
- Small-sized teeth that you want to increase the size of.
- A small cavity that you need composite fillings for instead of silver amalgam fillings.
- Teeth that are discoloured.
- Receding gums and exposed tooth roots.
Contraindications for Composite Bonding
You may be better suited for other dental treatments if you have:
- A very large cavity, since chewing can easily crack the composite bonding material.
- A significantly decayed tooth because the composite material won’t have an adequate base to “bond” with.
- A habit of biting your nails or chewing on pens.
- Teeth grinding disorder (bruxism) since it can chip the composite material.
Am I Suitable For Composite Bonding?
What To Think About Before You Have Teeth Bonding?
Before choosing a dental clinic and surgeon for the treatment, you should do some research. First of all, you should check out the before/after pictures of the patients to see if composite bonding will best meet your aesthetic needs.
You should also ask the surgeon if other treatment options will better meet your needs and expectations. Your dentist may compare the cost, convenience, and durability of different dental treatments for you to choose from.
In addition, you need to prepare questions that are about the surgeon, such as their experience and credentials. Usually, orthodontists perform such dental treatments. You should also ask if the dentist has malpractice insurance and if they’re board-certified. Ask the clinic too if they’re registered with the local health authority.
How Best To Prepare For Composite Bonding?
Before coming for your composite veneers, you need to do a few things:
- Make sure that you have good oral health. If you’re dealing with any medical condition, you need to get it checked and treated.
- Try quitting smoking because it can stain your composite bonding teeth quite easily. For the same reason, you should avoid teeth-staining foods such as black tea and coffee.
- You should not be wearing any orthodontic appliance like braces because it may be difficult or impossible to bond the composite resin to certain tooth surfaces.
- Inform the doctor about your medical history and any medication or supplement that you’re currently taking.
What Is The Procedure For Composite Bonding In Turkey?
On your arrival at the clinic, the dentist will physically examine your teeth and discuss what you’re looking to achieve from the treatment. Before beginning the treatment, the dentist will choose the colour of the material to make sure that it blends well with your natural teeth. Afterwards, they will begin by separating the tooth to be treated from the surrounding ones with the help of a small, square plastic sheet. This prevents the composite resin from getting bonded to other teeth. Composite bonding is painless since it is performed under local anaesthesia.
Using phosphoric acid, they’ll etch the tooth and roughen the tooth surface so that the bonding material can stick better. After that, the composite resin material itself is put on the teeth and moulded into shape. Then a light is shone on it so that it can set and harden. Once this is over, the dentist will buff and further shape the teeth. This whole procedure can take anywhere between 30-60 minutes. You may only have to visit the clinic once since there’s no need for any tooth preparation beforehand.
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Recovery & Results Of Composite Bonding
The procedure has no downtime, and you can resume your normal activities right afterwards. However, soon after the composite bonding in Turkey, make sure that you don’t poke your tongue at the resin material for a few hours. In addition, don’t smoke or consume any teeth-staining foods for at least 1-2 days after the treatment.
As far as the results of the treatment are concerned, they can last anywhere between 2-3 years. A good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for cleaning can increase the longevity of the results. The treatment has a reported high patient satisfaction.
Aftercare Of Composite Bonding
For the aftercare of composite bonding, make sure that you’re brushing every day in the morning and at night before sleeping. If the bristles of your toothbrush are old and bent, replace the toothbrush with a new one so that your teeth are properly cleaned. Also, don’t forget to floss once a day. Try incorporating a mouthwash into your oral hygiene routine, as it can further help keep your teeth clean.
With composite resin, you have to be careful about eating hard foods because it may damage the bonded tooth. Additionally, you will have to completely forgo the habit of biting your nails, chewing any hard objects, or using your teeth for tearing things.
And because composite resin is more porous than your natural teeth, it can stain more quickly and easily. Therefore, it is best to avoid acidic beverages, which can also thin the dental bonding material. It’s best if you consider using a straw for them.
Tobacco products can also cause yellowing, which is why they’re also best avoided. Lastly, if you have a teeth-grinding problem, make sure to wear a mouthguard at night to protect the composite bonding from any damage.
Side Effects to Expect After Dental Bonding
Composite bonding doesn’t have any serious risks or side effects. An allergic reaction to the composite resin is extremely rare. You might experience temporary tooth sensitivity after the treatment, but it’ll go away. It is unlikely that you’ll feel any pain after this cosmetic dental treatment.
What Could Go Wrong After Composite Bonding?
Since composite resin is not as durable, there’s a risk of chipping the bonded teeth. It can also get discoloured quite quickly as a result of excessive smoking. These problems can be avoided if you follow the aftercare instructions after the treatment.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Getting Composite Veneers In Turkey?
If anything happens to the composite veneers while you’re in Turkey, reach out to your Patient Relations Specialist for getting help from your dentist. Other than that, you can contact the Aftercare team by messaging, calling, or emailing them. You can open a ticket in the Support Portal to get an assessment from a dentist. You can also read more about the aftercare of bonded teeth in the guides available on our website.
Other Procedures to Have with Dental Bonding
To better match the colour of the composite resin to the surrounding teeth, you can consider a teeth whitening procedure so that your teeth have a uniform colour. Other than that, you can also get a root extraction and root canal treatment, depending on your case, the location of the teeth and the duration of your stay.
Alternatives to Composite Bonding
If you have concerns about the durability and staining of composite bonding, you can get other cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers and dental crowns. The dentist may also recommend dental implants if you require extensive restorations, such as replacing missing or decaying teeth or preventing bone loss. You can get an idea of the treatment that’ll best suit your needs by looking at the comparison table below.
|Material||Composite resin||Porcelain||Porcelain fused metal and porcelain|
|Coverage||A small part of the tooth||Front surface of the tooth||Entire tooth|
|Uses||Small chip, gaps, and discolouration||More significant chips, cracks, gaps, and discolouration||Decayed, injured, poorly aligned or badly stained teeth|
|Durability||2-3 years||5-15 years||10-15 years|
Can composite bonding be removed?
Yes. Since the dentist doesn’t have to shave the enamel before placing the composite resin on top of the tooth, composite bonding is reversible.
How long will I need to stay In Turkey for dental bonding before I can travel back?
The treatment itself will take a day, and although you can travel back home the same day, it’s best to come for a follow-up the next day. All in all, you’d need to stay for 2-3 days in Turkey.
Can I get composite bonding on misaligned, crowded teeth?
If the teeth are severely overcrowded, you’d first need to get another orthodontic treatment like braces or Invisalign to fix the problem. A dental crown is another quicker and more convenient alternative.
Can composite bonding hide fluorosis stains?
Composite bonding can hide fluorosis stains. However, if the staining is severe, your dentist may recommend other treatment options like veneers or crowns.
Can I use mouthwash with composite bonding?
Mouthwashes containing alcohol can weaken the composite bonding, which is why you must use an alcohol-free one.