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How to Prepare Your Teeth for Composite Bonding

Published: 17 April 2024

So, you have an appointment booked for composite bonding. You’re looking forward to showing off your fantastic new smile. But how do you prepare your mouth to get the very most from your treatment?

To get the most from your composite bonding before treatment and after treatment here are some do’s and don’ts:

DO: Optimise your oral hygiene

It’s important to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy before any kind of dental treatment is provided, including composite bonding. If you have clean healthy gums and teeth, this will ensure that treatment can start when you want. To keep your composite bonding looking good for longer, maintaining good oral hygiene daily is crucial.

DON’T: Grind your teeth

If you grind your teeth when you’re asleep, it’s important to discuss this with your dentist before having composite bonding placed. Your dentist can help address the cause of the issue and provide a nightguard to protect your remaining teeth and future composite restoration from damage.

DON’T: Consume highly coloured food or drinks

Certain foods have the potential to stain your new composite bonding, so avoiding these is important. Examples include red wine, coffee and fruit juices, as well as food or drink with artificial colourings like some sweets or curries. Cutting down on these before your treatment means you’ll find it easier to look after your new smile later on.


The procedure

Immediately prior to your appointment, very little to no preparation is needed. Just make sure you have brushed your teeth beforehand and cleaned interdentally (between the teeth).

When you visit your local Clyde Munro Dental Group practice, your dentist will professionally clean the teeth that are to be treated. They will then proceed to place the composite on the tooth to build up the pre-agreed smile shape. Once placed, the material is hardened with a special light to make it set.

And that’s it! You will be ready to enjoy your beautiful new smile.

Got a question or concern about your upcoming composite bonding treatment? Just give your dental team a call! Find your nearest practice here.


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