7 Things You Should Know About Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding or tooth bonding, or dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that involves the addition of a fine coloured resin to the teeth to improve their aesthetics. This procedure is not painful, requires no an aesthesia, and the natural tooth structure is not tampered with since no drilling is needed.

With the use of modern materials and simple techniques, tooth bonding proves to be a quick and affordable option as compared to veneers or dental crowns. In a single visit to your dentist, you can have your composite bonding; meaning more savings in money and time.

Here are the 7 things every potential cosmetic dentistry patient needs to know about composite bonding:

  • Composite bonding for crooked teeth

    For slightly crooked teeth, dental bonding can improve its appearance. Your dentist will add some resin in strategic places and this will hide or cover up misaligned teeth, creating a better look.

    Bear in mind that composite bonding only works to correct minor issues with teeth position. So, for serious cases of misaligned teeth, we usually recommend you get an orthodontic treatment first before the composite bonding takes place.
  • Composite bonding for lower teeth

    The appearance of the lower teeth can be improved with composite bonding. However, certain factors come into play before doing this. The patient's bite and how their lower and upper teeth meet are considered.

    Should you be experiencing bruxism or teeth grinding, you may not have dental bonding since the resin doesn't have the strength to withstand the forces exerted during teeth movement, and may get damaged.
  • Can gaps in the front teeth be closed with composite bonding?

    Small gaps between teeth can easily be closed with dental bonding. So, whether it is a single gap or multiple gaps anywhere between the teeth, bonding proves to be very effective in closure.

    Your dentist will skilfully place the resin on the teeth to close the gaps between them. If complete closure is not possible, they will make the gaps less noticeable. But in a case where the gap is too wide, you might be asked to get a quick orthodontic fix before proceeding with the composite bonding. This is to prevent you from having nonuniform or extremely big teeth.

Composite bonding vs veneers

You and your dentist have to consider certain differences between veneers and bonding before carrying on with the treatment.

We have listed the main differences below:

Composite Bonding Veneers
Treatment is non-invasive and requires no drilling. There is no permanent damage to the natural teeth, and repair is possible if necessary This requires tooth drilling for a perfect fit, and the procedure is irreversible
Can be done in a single dental visit; providing quick results At least two dental visits are needed to complete treatment and should have a space of a few weeks between visits to allow time for the technicians to make ready the veneers in the lab
More affordable than porcelain veneers. It can go for between £136 and £226 for each tooth The starting price is from £452 per tooth
Can last from 5 to 7 years if proper care is given to them The starting price is from £452 per tooth
They are not easily broken, stained, or discoloured like the composite resin. They offer more resistance than composite bonding


Even with all the perks and drawbacks of these treatments, the best way to determine which one is right for you is by consulting your dentist and telling them how you want your teeth to look.

Should you be interested in a cost-effective solution, then composite bonding will do. But in a case where the patient is affected by a serious aesthetic issue and needs a durable treatment, porcelain veneers are more reliable.

Does it hurt?

You don't need an injection for composite bonding, it's completely painless and requires no drilling of the teeth. Your teeth will be cleaned before the resin is added, then it will be polished to give it a beautiful finish.

The Perks and drawbacks of composite bonding

Advantages Disadvantages
It is pain-free, and no injection is needed It doesn't have the same strength as other cosmetic materials. If the bonding is subjected to pressure, it can chip or break
There is the preservation of the tooth structure as no drilling is required The composite resin can get stained under certain habits like smoking. Food and drinks like coffee, tea, and others can also get your resin discoloured or stained
Should a patient take good care of their composite resin, it can last between 5 to 7 years. Visiting the hygienist regularly also promotes longevity 7 years is small compared to 15 years that a veneer is expected to last
Just one visit to the dentist and your composite bonding is done. There is no need for laboratory work Nil
Composite bonding is less pricey than other cosmetic work Nil


Composite bonding near me

Dental Clinic London offers a free consultation for all patients and answers to any questions concerning composite bonding prior to getting treatment.

Our dentist in London is experienced and qualified to carry out cosmetic dentistry work like composite bonding and other alternative treatments.

Key takeaways

You may have healthy natural teeth, but if you seek to improve your smile, composite bonding at Dental Clinic London is here to give you a fast, no pain, and affordable solution. The process is less invasive and guarantees an aesthetic appeal to your teeth that will leave you happy and satisfied.

A lot of persons out there can get composite bonding, plus it is way less expensive than other cosmetic options. With just a single visit to the dentist, you get quick results for teeth restoration. A lot of our patients have been happy with their smile after treatment.

Got any slight dental problem that is giving you sleepless nights? You can always talk to us about it. You never can tell if composite bonding is just what you need to have that beautiful smile. Call us today on 020 71830527.