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Composite bonding is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can transform your smile. It’s a minimally invasive treatment, but like any medical procedure, it’s essential to be aware of potential side effects.

About Composite Bonding

Composite bonding, often referred to as dental bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry technique used to repair chipped, discoloured, or misaligned teeth. It involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to the tooth’s surface, which is then sculpted and polished to match the surrounding teeth. The result is a seamless, natural-looking smile.

The composite bonding procedure is relatively straightforward. First, your dentist will choose a resin colour that matches your natural teeth. Then, the tooth’s surface is roughened, and a conditioning liquid is applied to help the resin bond securely. The resin is then applied, shaped, and cured using a special light. Finally, it’s polished to a high sheen, leaving you with a beautiful, restored tooth.

Potential Side Effects and Their Resolutions

Are there any side effects of composite bonding1. Tooth Sensitivity

  • Issue: Some individuals may experience increased tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold temperatures, following composite bonding.
  • Explanation: The bonding process can temporarily disrupt the tooth’s natural protective layer, making it more sensitive to external stimuli.
  • Resolution: In most cases, tooth sensitivity is mild and short-lived. Over-the-counter desensitising toothpaste or gels can help alleviate this discomfort. If the sensitivity persists or worsens, consult your dentist for further evaluation.

2. Discolouration

  • Issue: In rare instances, the composite resin used in bonding may pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, or smoking.
  • Explanation: Composite resin materials can absorb pigments from substances like coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco.
  • Resolution: Maintaining good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and dental check-ups, can help prevent discolouration. Our dentist can also perform occasional touch-ups or polishing to maintain the resin’s appearance.

3. Chipping or Breakage

  • Issue: While composite bonding materials are durable, they can chip or break if exposed to excessive force or used for biting hard objects.
  • Explanation: Composite resin is strong but not indestructible. It may chip if subjected to excessive pressure, such as biting on ice or hard candies.
  • Resolution: To prevent chipping or breakage, avoid using your bonded teeth for activities like opening packages or biting on hard items. If damage occurs, consult our dentist for repair options.

4. Allergic Reactions

  • Issue: Although extremely rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the materials used in composite bonding.
  • Explanation: Allergic reactions can occur when a person’s immune system responds to specific components of the composite resin or bonding agents.
  • Resolution: If you suspect an allergic reaction, such as itching, swelling, or rashes in or around the mouth, seek immediate dental attention. Our dentist can perform allergy tests to identify the specific allergen and recommend alternative treatments if necessary.

5. Gum Irritation

  • Issue: Gum irritation or soreness may occur following composite bonding.
  • Explanation: During the bonding process, excess bonding material can sometimes come into contact with the gums, leading to irritation.
  • Resolution: Gum irritation is typically mild and temporary. Rinsing with a saltwater solution can help soothe discomfort. If the irritation persists or worsens, consult our dentist for evaluation and potential adjustments to the bonded area.

Why Choose Abbeymount Dental Care for Composite Bonding?

Abbeymount Dental Care - Dentist in EdinburghConsider Abbeymount Dental Careย for your Composite Bonding in Edinburgh. Our experienced team of highly qualified dental professionals specialises in cosmetic dentistry, guaranteeing premium results. We take pride in delivering personalised care, tailoring treatment plans to your unique needs and goals. Our modern dental practice boasts state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring a comfortable and efficient experience. With competitive prices for Composite Bonding, we make this transformative procedure accessible to a wide range of patients. Additionally, our commitment to comprehensive dental care extends beyond Composite Bonding, addressing all your oral health needs.

What Our Patients Say

Iain Finlayson
Iain Finlayson
Great dentist, friendly and polite staff
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Bernardo Rodrigues (Phrax)
Very nice staff, gorgeous practice and amazing dentists, that make you feel comfortable throughout.
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Andrew Gallacher
Hannah was friendly professional knowledgeable and efficient not an easy job but I felt comfortable and relaxed๐Ÿ‘
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L Freeman
Karen and her team are the friendliest dental practice I've ever visited and really put you at ease with any concerns or treatments. I would definitely recommend!
jack anderson
jack anderson
Hannah was friendly and efficient operator hope she stays long term
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Lindsay Macdonald
Great advice given and excellent service from Karen and her team - very friendly and welcoming environment. 5 star service.

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