Some patients report sensitivity in the first few days following treatment which can be managed by avoiding extremely hot or cold drinks, and with pain medication.
Composite resins can retain plaque more easily, which can lead to greater inflammation of the gums – regular and thorough dental hygiene is important.
Typically no, there is no pain associated with the treatment of composite bonding. It doesn’t usually require anaesthetic.
Cosmetic bonding isn’t as strong as porcelain or natural enamel, but with care, you should be able to help your composite resin last between 5 and 10 years. It does depend on the area that was bonded, its position in your mouth and your personal habits. It isn’t suitable for people who grind their teeth, and you should avoid habits like opening packing with your teeth and chewing objects. Avoiding staining substances, including tea, coffee and tobacco products, will also help your resin last longer.
Yew Tree Dental Care are based in Slough and have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry. We work with you to understand the results you want to achieve, and discuss your options thoroughly with you to ensure you leave us with the smile you want.