Composite Bonding London

At Finsbury Dental Care, our dentists have extensive experience with composite bonding techniques to restore the appearance of your teeth and brighten your smile.


Composite bonding (also known as edge bonding, tooth bonding, or dental bonding) is a popular cosmetic solution to restore a tooth’s original appearance. If you’re looking to improve the overall aesthetic of your teeth, composite bonding is a non-invasive treatment that will help you achieve a smile you can feel confident and happy about for years.

This non-intrusive process uses a composite resin material to treat teeth with stains, chips, gaps, and misalignments. If your teeth are discoloured, fractured, have jagged edges, or look too small or short, then composite bonding in London could be just the treatment for you – improving your teeth cosmetically without shaving them down.

At Finsbury Dental Care, we use an iTero Scanner to create a 3D model of your teeth and gums, allowing you to preview your smile before treatment. This process involves taking thousands of images of your mouth in a short amount of time to create the scan, which is much more comfortable than the traditional process of alginate impressions.

Composite bonding involves preparing the surface of the teeth, applying layers of composite resin, then hardening it under a special light. The resin is colour-matched to your existing teeth, making your smile look as natural as possible. This procedure can often be completed in a single visit, with no drilling of the teeth required!

View our treatment fees for the cost of composite bonding in London, or click below to find out more about our monthly payment membership plans, which help to cover the cost of regular check-ups and offer discounts on cosmetic dental treatments.


Unlike crowns and conventional veneers, composite can be bonded to the tooth without the need for direct preparation or drilling. Even composite veneers can be placed over the entire visible surface of the teeth without the need for drilling! This makes the process much more comfortable, even for nervous dental patients.

Composite bonding is also a more affordable way of improving the colour and shape of your teeth compared to conventional porcelain veneers. It’s especially cost-effective if you have several teeth that need reshaping or resurfacing to create a symmetrical smile.

Being less intrusive and time-consuming than alternative treatments, composite bonding London is a fast and efficient option, providing immediate results. Since the composite material is hardened and cured as soon as it’s applied to the tooth, patients can comfortably bite down and chew again by the end of the appointment.

With little to no recovery time and a brief adjustment period, you can have the smile you want in as little as two trips to our practice. Once your composite bonding is complete, you can go about your daily activities and show off your new smile right away!

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While both options are minimally invasive ways of using dental composite to improve the shape of the teeth, edge bonding focuses on just the edges of the teeth and needs to be blended well to the existing tooth structure, while composite veneers cover the entire visible surface and allow for a more drastic overall change in the shape and colour of the treated teeth.

Composite bonding is suitable when the main concern is worn or jagged edges affecting the appearance of your teeth and the evenness of your bite. Composite veneers are suitable for more extensive reshaping of the tooth, filling in gaps, or disguising discolouration.

Both can help you to achieve a more uniform smile, but the most appropriate composite bonding treatment depends on your aesthetic concerns and the condition of your teeth and bite. When you attend a consultation with one of our dentists, we will assess your teeth and advise you on which composite bonding option would be best for you, or any more suitable alternatives.


While preventative dentistry and good oral hygiene are key to achieving beautiful smiles naturally, there are many reasons why someone may not be happy with their natural smile – so our cosmetic dental treatments are here to change that. We have the experience, technology, and personalised patient care plans to transform smiles that look even and white, yet totally natural.

Composite bonding is one of the simplest, fastest, and least invasive ways to make over teeth with even shapes, sizes, and colours. It’s also one of the most affordable, being far cheaper per tooth than traditional veneers, so this treatment is accessible for most patients looking for cost-effective cosmetic dental work. Especially with dental finance, Denplan, or one of our treatment packages.


Save on your London composite bonding treatment with our Platinum Package at Finsbury Dental Care. Combining your cosmetic bonding treatment with a dental exam and X-rays, hygienist cleaning, and teeth whitening could save you hundreds of pounds.

Learn more about this cosmetic dentistry package and others available at Finsbury Dental Care on our exclusive packages page.


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Does composite bonding hurt?

Since the composite bonding process is non-invasive, dentists don’t work near the sensitive nerves of the tooth, so the process usually isn’t painful. In most cases, anaesthesia isn’t necessary during the procedure.

Very rarely, some people may experience temporary sensitivity after the treatment. Over-the-counter pain relief can help ease the discomfort.

When is composite bonding recommended?

This type of treatment is recommended for those who want to improve their smile or restore the natural appearance of their teeth. Patients may seek composite bonding for reasons like:

  • Concealing chips or cracks
  • Fixing tooth discolouration
  • Closing gaps and spaces between the teeth
  • Making teeth look longer or more uniform

Tooth bonding treatment is a simple procedure that usually requires a single appointment.

How long does composite bonding last?

The length of time dental bonding lasts depends on many factors, including the number of teeth treated and oral hygiene habits. On average, the bonding material lasts 3 – 10 years before needing a touch-up.

How do I care for a tooth that has composite bonding?

Continue brushing your teeth consistently and visit a dentist to maintain good oral health. This helps your composite bond stay clean and unstained. After the procedure, avoid tea, coffee, smoking, and food which may stain for 48 hours. Composite bonds are weaker than natural teeth, so it’s essential to refrain from biting nails, eating hard foods, or chewing on hard items.

Why should I choose Finsbury Dental Care for composite bonding?

Finding an experienced dentist is key, even with popular procedures and treatments. As a private dental clinic in London, preventative and cosmetic dentistry is at the heart of what we do. We strive to help our patients achieve a healthy smile they feel confident about all day.

Here at Finsbury Dental Care, we offer affordable and accessible dental care services with a diverse range of treatments from our highly-trained specialist team.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic dental treatments or would like to know whether you would benefit from composite bonding, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What's the difference between porcelain veneers and composite bonding?

Veneers are made from porcelain and are another popular option for cosmetic dental treatment. These can last for many years but usually require the tooth to be conservatively prepared to create the ideal space for the aesthetic porcelain.

Porcelain veneers are also not reversible and, while they are very reliable and usually very long lasting, they may need replacing every 10 to 20 years.

Composite bonding is a simpler, faster, non-invasive, and less expensive treatment, even when repairs are needed. Cosmetic dental bonding is also one of the most frequently performed procedures today.


Want to learn more about our composite bonding in London? Got some questions or want to discuss your options with an experienced cosmetic dentist?

Feel free to call or WhatsApp Finsbury Dental Care on 020 7638 6556 today for information about our tooth bonding process or to book an appointment.

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