Composite Bonding

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Composite Bonding Before and After

Other benefits

  • No Drilling
  • No Needles or injections
  • Same day smile transformation

What is
Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is the process of applying tooth coloured filling material to the surface of the teeth to change the overall shape, size and colour of the tooth.

Composite edge bonding is where composite is added to the edges of the tooth to make them look more uniform and repair small chips or imperfections of the teeth

Situations where composite bonding is suitable:

  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • General Wear
  • To improve aesthetic appearance of teeth or smile

The main benefits are:

  • No needles / Injections
  • No drilling of natural tooth structure
  • Same day result
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How Much Is Composite Bonding?

Number of teeth



0% APR 5.9-9.9% APR

1 Tooth



From £6

2 Teeth



From £13

4 Teeth



From £26

6 Teeth



From £40

8 Teeth



From £53

10 Teeth



From £66

4 Teeth

6 Teeth

10 Teeth

Why Does the 
cost of composite bonding vary 
so much?

The rising demand for composite bonding has led to an increase in cases needing to be re-done, especially when cheaper options are chosen without considering potential trade-offs.

If the price is significantly cheaper, you should bear in mind that some compromise will have been made somewhere along the line

Composite bonding is a popular dental treatment that requires careful planning and precision, which may not be the best choice for every patient.

It involves a thorough evaluation of factors like tooth size, shape, facial appearance, overall oral look, tooth colour, bite alignment, speech patterns, and more when considering composite bonding.

Situations where composite bonding is suitable:

  • Quality of materials used
  • Time taken - rushing the procedure to do it in a set time frame to make it cost effective
  • Level of training and ability of the dentist

Ensuring the longevity and success of composite bonding calls for meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.

Composite bonding consideration 1

Making sure the composite bonding doesn’t get stuck under the gums – this can lead to bleeding and gum disease

Composite bonding consideration 2

To ensure that the sizes and shapes of the teeth are taken in to account

Composite bonding consideration 3

Ensuring the bite is correct at the end, to avoid the composite bonding chipping. You may need Invisalign before to ensure the bite is correct

Composite bonding consideration 4

It is also important to ensure that the composite bonding is not stuck between the teeth, which will make it difficult to clean between them

How Long Does
Composite Bonding Take

Composite bonding on average takes 3-4 hours.
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Google rating score of 4.8 of 5, based on 350+ reviews

Porchia A

Got my Invisalign and whitening with dr Kunal at the Fleet Street branch and it really has been life changing. He’s given me the confidence to smile and laugh without covering my mouth. Very professional and listens to what i wanted and always exceeded my expectations. Also makes the entire Invisalign journey easy and comfortable as he was always there to answer any questions I had at any time. Highly recommend ruh dental and dr Kunal. It really is the best decision I’ve made. Had so many compliments on my teeth, even by strangers.


I’ve been wanting to come to Ruh dental for years for a perfect smile, my experience has been amazing, the whitening kit really has brightened my teeth I’m always getting compliments from everyone so I’m very glad I chose Ruh.

Ellie Rodriguez

I couldn’t be happier with my experience at Ruh Dental. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, and every step of the treatment was clearly explained with no sales pressure at any time. My dentist was amazing and I’m so pleased with the outcome.

How Long Does
Composite Bonding Last

5-10 Years

Composite Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers

Composite Bonding

Porcelain Veneers


Composite resin (plastic and resin)

Porcelain (ceramic)


Natural - but may stain over time

Natural and stain-resistant


Less durable - may chip and stain

Highly durable - resistant to chipping or staining

Treatment required

No enamel removal, thus no injections required

Removal of enamel - will require some anaesthetic


£400 per tooth

From £850 per tooth


5-10 years with maintenance

15-20+ years with maintenance


Easily repairable

More complex to repair


Can be completely customised during the procedure

Custom-made in a dental lab for a precise fit


Regular maintenance polishing required

Minimal maintenance with routine dental hygiene


Single Visit - average 4 hours Yearly maintainence polish required

Minimal maintenance with routine dental hygiene

Treatment Time

Single Visit - average 4 hours

Longer, will require at least 2 visits

Color Matching

Easy to adjust or match color to teeth

Precise color matching is possible along with enhancing whiteness

Who is it for?

Suitable for subtle cosmetic improvements and smile makeovers

For major cosmetic transformations


Weaker, more prone to chipping

Stronger, resists chipping and cracking


Natural appearance

Highest level of aesthetics, matching the tooth textures and colour more closely


Reversible - as it can be removed without damaging underlying tooth

Not reversible as enamel is removed, and cant be replaced

Long-term Investment

Will require more frequent replacements

Longer-lasting solution with less replacements and maintainence


Small chips, gappy teeth, or discolorations

Severely stained, misshapen, or misaligned teeth

Frequently Asked Questions

How many visits are needed?

The composites themselves are done in one appointment. We will always book a consultation appointment first. Most people will have a review appointment after to ensure they are completely happy.

Will I need an injection?

The great majority of all cases are completed pain-free and without the need for local anaesthetic.

Will my teeth need to be drilled?

In most cases composite is applied with no obvious drilling to the natural tooth. For cases that require tooth adjustment, you will be advised beforehand in the consultation appointment.

How long do composite veneers last?

As with most cosmetic dental procedures they will eventually need replacing. Typically we see good results of up to 5 years for composite veneers and 7 years for edge bonding, dependent upon care.

Is there a minimum number of teeth recommended?

There is no minimum recommendation for this. In order to gain optimal aesthetic results most individuals require approximately 8-10 composite restorations. This allows for a more uniform and symmetrical smile.

Composite bonding or porcelain veneers?

Composite bonding is a single session treatment option which is great to correct smaller imperfections, chips, cracks and minor spacing between the teeth.

Veneers on the other hand are lab made ultra thin sheets of ceramic material which are shaped to fit onto the teeth. They usually require some removal of natural tooth structure to create enough space for the veneer to attach to the tooth. They are normally recommended for larger imperfections of the teeth and as they are lab made, are more costly than composite bonding.

Do your teeth have to be straight first before composite bonding?

We would always recommend straightening before the bonding as it helps. Slight minor misalignment can be masked with composite. However it is always advisable to straighten with braces or invisalign first.

What is the composite bonding procedure?

The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and then prepared with a gel that roughens the surface microscopically. The putty like composite resin material is then applied using special instruments and brushes to sculpt to the desired shape, often in several layers. Using a special light, the material is then hardened. Further layers can then be added accordingly. The procedure is then completed with smoothing of the tooth surface and polishing.