Composite Bonding Procedure

Our patients opt for composite bonding to restore and improve the appearance and functionality of damaged or discoloured teeth.

You couldn’t have chosen better

Thinking of getting composite bonding? Great. You’ll be joining thousands in the UK who are jumping at the chance to receive this trending dental procedure due to its low cost and amazing cosmetic benefits. But not sure what the procedure entails? Nervous of the dentist and want to ensure the procedure is pain-free and straightforward? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that the procedure is one of the most minimally invasive cosmetic treatments available, and after a few hours, you’ll leave our clinic with a better-looking smile.

composite bonding offer

The procedure overview - facts you need to know first

  • A versatile procedure that uses a tooth-coloured composite resin that’s directly applied in layers.
  • Composite bonding produces natural-looking results with minimal tooth preparation.
  • It’s a same-day procedure, requiring only one application appointment with no follow-up.
  • You pay per tooth to keep costs low by improving small imperfections.
  • It’s a two-step procedure. Patients will require an initial check-up to ensure the teeth are ready and healthy enough to be bonded.
  • The procedure is quick and pain-free, and it is completed chairside, requiring no local anaesthetic or sedation. 

Composite procedure steps

Your initial consultation and check-up

After your enquiry, we’ll schedule a consultation with a dentist, who will examine your teeth and at the same time, discuss your treatment concerns and goals. From this, the dentist will determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for composite bonding, or if your smile problem requires a stronger, more robust dental treatment. If your teeth are healthy, and you’re a great candidate we will proceed with the treatment plan and schedule in your procedure.

The big day - preparing your teeth

The first step in the composite bonding procedure is tooth preparation, which might sound initially scary, but in the case of composite bonding, the dentist will only lightly roughen the surface of the tooth to ensure optimal bonding – it’s not the same as tooth preparation for crowns or veneers, which will require a significant amount of enamel to be removed.

Shade selection

Unless your teeth have been whitened, our dentists will select an appropriate shade of composite resin to match and blend perfectly with your natural teeth. Composite resin is very versatile and comes in a variety of shades, which means we can precisely colour match to achieve a seamless blend.

Bonding your teeth

Next, the dentist applies a bonding agent to the tooth’s surface, which helps the composite resin adhere securely to the tooth’s structure, ensuring a durable bond. Following this, the cosmetic dentist will carefully layer the composite resin onto the tooth, shaping it continuously to achieve the desired shape, size and contour. 

The dentist will use special instruments to sculpt the composite resin to ensure it’s in proper alignment with your bite, as well as using dental dams or barriers to isolate the treated tooth to prevent moisture contamination. 

Finalising the results

Once the composite resin has been shaped, the dentist will then use a curing light to harden the material and set it. The curing light activates the chemical components within the resin causing it to solidify and bond. You can expect the dentist to cure each layer of composite to ensure adequate strength.

When the composite resin has hardened, we’ll further refine the shape and contour of the bonded area, which might involve additional shaping or polishing to achieve a texture that closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. The dentist will then ensure everything is perfect and in good harmony with the rest of your dentition.

Major UK Credentials

The Perfect Smile Studio and Institute
Dentistry Private Award
PPD Premium Practice Dentistry
Invisalign Platinum Provider
UltraThin Veneers