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Apr 2024
25th
 

Closing Gaps With Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a well know and popular technique that we have been using for over 15 years. The process is generally minimally invasive, requires very little tooth preparation, no needles or anaesthetic and is more affordable than other cosmetic dental options such as porcelain veneers. The procedure can be used for a number of treatments including closing spaces between teeth especially front teeth.

Case of the Month March 2024

Our case of the month for 2024 involves composite bonding to close a large space between the upper front teeth which had developed due to gum disease. This is a common occurrence as the foundations for the teeth weaken with perhaps loss of bone and diminished soft tissue support. Teeth often then start to drift apart creating spaces which can be unsightly especially if they were not present before.

In our case, we spent a great deal of time stabilising the gum health first using our incredible Waterlase i Plus laser which had great results. The discussion of orthodontics to close the space or composite bonding was debated. For an immediate result, composite bonding was opted for. The other big advantage is that composite can be removed quite easily if orthodontics was to planned at a later date.

Before Treatment

large space between the front teeth increased over time through gum disease

A very large space between the front teeth , which increased over time with the progression of gum disease

After Treatment

composite bonding used to close the space between front teeth

Composite bonding used to close the space in one visit

The technique

Cosmetic composite bonding is a skilled procedure and takes years of training to be able to produce stunning results. This was expertly completed by Dr Nissit Patel using specially designed anterior proximal strips which follow the curve of the tooth allowing for a natural emergence profile. This also means that the areas are easily maintained which is essential for gum health and preventing bacterial leakage. Empress Direct composite was used.

Contact us

If you would like any further information on composite bonding or any cosmetic dental procedure, please book a free video consultation. Expert advice, all completely complimentary and with no obligation whatsoever.

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