Composite Bonding

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  • Straighter Teeth – using Invsalign we correct gaps, crookedness, and overbites
  • Brighter Smiles – in-surgery Teeth Whitening & Airflow
  • Smile Makeovers – with Composite Bonding & Veneers
  • Replace Missing Teeth – with Dental Implants

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Why Patients Choose Us

Rachel T
Rachel T
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Absolutely amazing, I have not been to the dentist in 5 years due to being needle phobic and having had a bad experience, Dr Kaly and Jess were amazing and so understanding, they talked me through the whole procedure, I would 100% recommend them, such a lovely practice with lovely staff
Dominic M
Dominic M
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Dr Kaly went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and make the experience positive. She explained the process very clearly and reassured me that I was always in control. I would definitely recommend Dr Kaly to anyone looking for a dentist, especially if you are a nervous patient.
Samantha C
Samantha C
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After a disastrous dentist experience a couple of years ago, I was very apprehensive about visiting the dentist ever again, however I should of never worried, Dr Kaly at Danbury Dental Care was fantastic. Dr Kaly and her nurse were so reassuring, made me feel so comfortable and completely at ease. Would recommend this dental practice!
Nikki W
Nikki W
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I was Sedated on Friday for fillings and I was extremely Nervous!! But I had meetings with Kaly and the team leading up to it and phone calls and emails to ease my nerves and answer any questions I had! Which comforted me a lot!

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Composite Bonding - Advice

If you’re looking for a cost effective, minimally invasive way to enhance your smile, Composite Bonding is a treatment to consider.

Composite Bonding: At a Glance

Here’s a few reasons why Composite Bonding has been gaining in popularity as a treatment:

  • Minimally Invasive – it doesn’t require teeth to be filed down, which is better for long term dental health
  • Faster Results – composite bonding can be placed in one session (though typically requires 1-2 appointments to plan effectively)
  • Lower Price point – compared to Crowns and Veneers, Composite Bonding is a much cheaper option – by as much has half the overall cost.
  • Pain Free – Because it doesn’t require drilling, Composite Bonding is pain free

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite Bonding uses the same king of material used for Composite Fillings. This unique resin can be moulded and shaped to match the contours of your teeth, making it an ideal solution for dealing with chipped, cracked, or irregularly shaped teeth.

Control the Colour

One of the features that make composite bonding so popular is its ability to “shade match”

This means we can customise the colour of the bonding material to match the rest of your teeth. That’s right, composite bonding resin can be tailored to blend seamlessly with your natural enamel.

The result? A natural-looking repair that’s virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.

Something to consider

Here’s something important to consider: If you’re thinking about teeth whitening, it would be a good idea to do it before you get composite bonding.

The colour of Composite is fixed once it’s applied, and unlike natural enamel, it won’t respond to whitening treatments. So, if you’re considering a brighter smile, it’s best to whiten first and then match the shade of the bonding material to your newly whitened teeth.

Composite bonding is where Dentistry meets Art. The way the resin is moulded to mimic the shape and form of natural teeth requires skill, precision, and a careful eye. It’s about enhancing your smile while maintaining what makes it uniquely yours.

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How long does Composite Bonding last?

How long can you expect composite bonding to last? Typically 5 – 7 years. But like many things in life, it depends a lot on circumstance.

A few factors can influence this timeframe, and I’d love to share those with you.

Wear and Tear

Composite bonding material can be prone to chipping. Now, don’t let that put you off; it’s not a foregone conclusion, but a reminder that it’s wise to be mindful of habits or situations that could put undue stress on your teeth.

And much like natural enamel, composite bonding can chip and break front force trauma to the teeth.


If you grind your teeth or suffer from bruxism, composite bonding might not be the best choice for you. Grinding teeth can put a lot of stress on your composite bonding and lead to quicker wear and potential damage.

While composite bonding is robust, it’s important to note that it’s not quite as durable as porcelain—the material used in crowns and veneers. So if you’re particularly hard on your teeth, we might need to explore other options.


Now, on to the aesthetic side of things. To keep that shiny, natural “sheen”, teeth that have composite bonding placed will need regular maintenance. A professional polish every year is usually enough to keep them looking their best.

Oral Hygiene

Let’s not forget about oral hygiene. It’s just as important—maybe even more so—when you have composite bonding. Regular brushing, flossing, and check-ups will help prolong the life of your bonding and keep your entire mouth healthy.

How long does Composite Bonding last?

Composite bonding treatments usually requires a 1-hour planning session, followed by 30 minutes of actual treatment per tooth. So, if you’re planning for 8 teeth, you can expect the treatment to take around 4 hours.

Now, let’s break this down further and dive into your treatment journey, step by step.

Step 1 – Assessment

The first step is to make sure we get a comprehensive understanding of your dental health. We’ll start by taking X-rays to ensure your teeth and underlying bones are healthy. At this stage, we’re trying to get a clear picture of what’s going on inside before we make any changes on the outside.

Next, it’s time for a chat. What are you looking to achieve with your smile? Do you prefer a subtle change, or are you after a total smile makeover? Your goals guide our treatment plan.

To help us visualise your teeth digitally and create an effective plan, we may take a 3D scan of your teeth. This technology helps us explore the teeth together, plan for the best treatment, and provide the best treatment outcomes.

Step 2 – Optional Whitening

Using the VITA shade guide system, we’ll discuss your desired whitening shade for your composite bonding. We also take clinical photos as part of our detailed preparation.

The next step could be whitening, but only if you wish. If you’d like your surrounding teeth to closely match your new composite bonding shade, teeth whitening might be the way to go.

Step 3 – Trial Smile

Have you ever wished you could try on a new smile before committing to it? With our ‘trial smile’, that’s exactly what you can do. 

This mockup is especially useful for full arch smile makeovers and gives you an idea of the final result before we place the composite. This step is typically reserved for full arch Smile Makeovers.

Step 4 – Placing the Composite Bonding

Now the fun stuff! The treatment itself. 

Each tooth generally takes between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the complexity. Systems such as SmileFast are available too which reduce the treatment time by providing a template. For procedures involving multiple teeth, we typically book a half day.

Dr Kaly Gengeswaran

BSc (Hons), BDS Lon, PG Dip (Sed)

Incredible Smile Transformations, a consultation away.