Composite bonding for minor imperfections with teeth

If any of your teeth have minor damage, misalignment or discolouration, cosmetic composite bonding could be an option, without the need for a more intensive dental procedure.

Our experienced cosmetic dentists in Brisbane can usually treat teeth with composite bonding in a single visit, with no drilling, pain or injections.

To find out more about cosmetic tooth bonding in Brisbane, book a consultation at your local Swish Dental clinic. Call our Everton Park branch on (07) 3355 1422 or our Mitchelton branch on (07) 3354 3341, or use our simple online booking form.

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What can cosmetic bonding fix?

Composite bonding is considered a cosmetic treatment, as it can improve aspects of your smile that you're not happy with, but it can also correct minor functional issues with teeth. This versatile treatment can be option for:

  • covering stains or discolouration
  • repairing minor chips or cracks
  • straightening slightly crooked teeth
  • closing minor gaps between teeth
  • lengthening short teeth
  • evening out teeth edges

Your dentist will examine your teeth and let you know whether composite bonding is an option for you. If you need more extensive correction, we may recommend composite veneers or another treatment.

How does composite bonding work?

During your consultation at Swish Dental, your dentist will explain what cosmetic bonding involves so you can decide whether it's right for you. This procedure is non-invasive and does not require anaesthesia.

First, we clean and prepare the tooth surface to help the bonding agent adhere and protect the surrounding teeth from contact. We then carefully apply a composite resin gel in layers to repair or modify the tooth. The resin is hardened using a UV light and sculpted and polished to its final appearance.

Composite bonding may be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as tooth contouring to achieve the results you want or included as part of a complete smile makeover.

Composite bonding FAQ

Composite resin is weaker and more prone to stains than natural tooth enamel or porcelain restorations, but with good care, bonded teeth can usually last around 5 years before a repeat treatment is needed.

Composite veneers cover a whole tooth or most of a tooth for more extensive correction, whereas composite bonding treats certain areas of the tooth.

This treatment does not involve removing tooth enamel, so sensitivity should not be a concern. Bonding may even reduce tooth sensitivity by repairing damage and building up the tooth.