Looking for a minimally-invasive way of improving your smile?

Composite bonding uses thin layers of composite resin to rebuild and reshape a tooth.

Who is the ideal candidate for composite bonding?

You may wish to consider composite bonding if you’re looking for the least involved treatment available for repairing problems including:

  • Cracks, chips and gaps in your smile.
  • Misshapen teeth that require reshaping and contouring.
  • Whitening individual teeth that are discoloured.
  • Closing small gaps in your teeth for a more symmetrical and proportioned smile.

How will composite bonding benefit me?

  • Treatment can be completed in 1 appointment. In many cases, it takes only an hour.
  • No drilling is required prior to treatment. In some cases, local anaesthetic is not needed either.
  • None of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed to accommodate the resins, which are bonded directly to your tooth.
  • Composite bonding is an economical and more conservative alternative to veneers.

What can I expect from the composite bonding process?


An examination of your tooth will give your dentist insight into whether the tooth in question requires restorative or cosmetic treatment. As long as your tooth is not at risk of infection, decay or gum disease, we will be able to go ahead with composite bonding.

Applying the resins

The composites we use are paste-like in texture, which means they can be gradually applied to your tooth and carefully shaped in place. The pigments used will be selected to match your natural tooth shade.

During the process, a UV light will harden the resin in place as they are applied.

Polishing your tooth

To emulate the translucency of natural tooth enamel, the tooth is polished.

I would like to whiten my teeth: does this come before composite bonding?

No. If you would like a smile makeover that involves both teeth whitening and composite bonding, you will need to have your tooth bonded first. This is because composite resins do not respond to the teeth whitening gel, therefore we will need to whiten your teeth first and match the resins of your bonded tooth to your newly whitened teeth.

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