How Does Composite Bonding Work?

How does composite bonding work

Here at Kush Dental Practice, Glasgow, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile. In this post, we’re focusing on helping you with your understanding of composite bonding.

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s growing in popularity for its ability to improve the appearance of teeth with minimal intervention.

Whether you’re dealing with chipped, discoloured, or gapped teeth, composite bonding offers a quick and effective solution.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to your teeth to improve their overall look. It’s a versatile process that can address a variety of dental issues, including chips, discolouration, and gaps between teeth.

The procedure is straightforward, involves minimal discomfort, and can be completed in just one visit, making it a popular choice for cosmetic dental improvements.

How Composite Bonding Works: Step-by-Step

The process of composite bonding at Kush Dental Practice involves several steps to ensure you achieve the results you desire:

  • Initial Consultation: We start with a detailed consultation to understand your cosmetic goals and evaluate if composite bonding is the right treatment.
  • Teeth Preparation: Next, we conduct a comprehensive assessment of your oral health to ensure your teeth are in good condition for the procedure. We’ll provide you with a customised treatment plan, outlining all necessary appointments and associated costs.
  • Choosing the Composite Resin Colour: We carefully select a shade of composite resin that closely matches the colour of your natural teeth for a seamless look.
  • Application of the Composite Material: The chosen resin is then applied directly to the tooth surface.
  • Moulding and Shaping: Our skilled dentist’s mould and shape the resin to fit your tooth perfectly and meet your cosmetic expectations.
  • Hardening with UV Light: The resin is hardened and set in place using a special UV light, ensuring it adheres well to your tooth.
  • Polishing and Final Adjustments: Finally, the bonded tooth is polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth, completing the transformation.

You will be taken through the process step by step with all your questions answered, allowing you to leave with an improved smile that you are proud of.

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

With proper care, composite bonding can last between 5 to 7 years. Longevity depends on good oral hygiene practices and avoiding habits that could damage the resin, such as biting on hard objects or chewing ice.

What Are the Disadvantages of Composite Bonding?

While composite bonding is an excellent option for many, it’s not without its drawbacks. The material, although durable, is less strong than natural tooth enamel and may be more susceptible to staining or chipping.

It’s also not the best solution for extensive dental issues, where treatments like veneers or braces or even dental implants might be more appropriate.

What Happens to Teeth Under Composite Bonding?

One common concern is the effect of composite bonding on the underlying tooth. Thankfully, the impact is minimal. The process requires little to no removal of the existing tooth surface, preserving most of your natural tooth structure and keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

How Painful is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is generally painless, with most patients experiencing no discomfort during the procedure. Our team at Kush Dental Practice is skilled in ensuring the process is as comfortable as possible, even for those with dental anxieties.

The cost of composite bonding in Glasgow can vary, but it is typically more affordable than other cosmetic dental procedures like veneers.

We’re transparent about all costs from the beginning and can offer guidance on payment plans and insurance coverage options.

Is Composite Bonding Worth It?

Composite bonding is a quick, effective way to enhance your smile without extensive dental work. It offers a cosmetic solution for a variety of dental imperfections, with the convenience of being completed quickly.


“Lynn and Martine were very professional and friendly and explained treatment extremely well. Lovely surgery.”

Composite Bonding Next Steps

Interested in seeing if composite bonding is right for you? Contact Kush Dental Practice Glasgow today to schedule your consultation. Our friendly team is here to answer any questions and guide you towards achieving the smile of your dreams.