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FAQs about composite bonding answered by our general dentist

When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth, there are many simple options to choose from.

However, during recent times, many patients have been more interested in altering the colour of their teeth and concealing minor gaps, cracks and chips. While you may believe that the only way to achieve this is to use dental veneers, there is another method that achieves a similar result; composite bonding.

At Glenside Dental, our general dentist Glenside can offer composite bonding to our patients. As a pain-free and non-invasive procedure, it is a great investment to make in your smile’s appearance and you may even be able to walk into our surgery with an uninspiring, dull smile and leave with one that is worthy of the red carpet.

Want to know more? Read for FAQs about composite bonding answered by our general dentist Glenside.

What is composite bonding?

In short, composite bonding is the process of placing a composite material on your teeth to repair and enhance them concerning their colour and shape.

Our general dentist Glenside can colour match the composite to your surrounding teeth if you are eager to keep a more natural look to your smile and can even use it to whiten your teeth if desired.

Are there any advantages?

Yes, there are!

Firstly, it is easy to apply and is non-invasive; we won’t need to take moulds or scans of your teeth to fit composite bondings.

It is also quicker than other cosmetic options; whereas you may need to wait weeks for veneers to arrive back at our surgery, our team is trained and able to fit composite bonding during the same visit.

Composite bonding is also extremely affordable if you are looking to have a dental makeover on a budget.

Can it be used to whiten teeth?

As mentioned before, composite bonding does offer a range of cosmetic advantages and yes, one of them is whitening. It is pain-free, requires no abrasive materials and will not heighten any underlying issues that you may be having with sensitivity.

It can also be used to conceal minor cracks, chips and can even hide minor gaps in between your teeth.

If you are curious to know if composite bonding can help enhance your smile, talk to our team about it today.

How is composite bonding applied?

When we apply composite bonding, we place it directly onto your tooth or teeth and use a set of files and drills to shape it.

As composite is quite sticky and is a resin, it does not require your teeth to be sanded or altered to fit it. Once we are happy with the final look and you are too, we will use a UV light to cure the resin, allowing it to set hard.

Is it right for me?

There are few (if any) contraindications for composite bonding.

If you have gum disease or tooth decay however, our team will need to treat these before offering you composite bonding. But if you are looking for a way to improve and enhance your smile quickly, then talk to our team about composite bonding today!


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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