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Composite Bonding


Bonding is a technique where tooth coloured material is directly added to the tooth to enhance the shape and colour. The treatment can be done in one appointment.

Composite is a tooth coloured filling material, made from ceramic partials bound in a resin. It is usually cured with UV light. Composite comes in many shades to match the colour of the tooth. 

The composite is attachment to the tooth by a process called bonding, this giving the name composite bonding. 

Case studies

The upper 8 teeth were enhanced in one appointment using composite bonding.

Treatment was completed by Dr Michael Kan.


The upper central teeth were enhanced in one appointment using composite bonding.
Treatment was completed by Dr Michael Kan.


View the before and after results of bonding treatments.

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When is composite bonding used in dentistry? 

Composite bonding is used when we need to replace missing tooth enamel or dentine. Once the surface of the tooth has been prepared for bonding the composite is applied and shaped to rebuild, or create additional tooth form and shape. 

Once cured the composite is further shaped, then polished to give it a life like appearance. Composite bonding can be used on nearly any tooth, or teeth. 

Composite bonding is commonly used in cosmetic dentistry to enhance and rebuild smiles. Teeth can be made longer, wider, change the shape and colour by using composite bonding. 

What does composite bonding cost?

Composite bonding can range from $250 to $1,500 per tooth, depending on the complexity of rebuilding the tooth.

Advantages of composite bonding

  1. Often does not need any, or much tooth reduction.

  2. Often placed in one appointment.

  3. Usually more cost-effective than using porcelain.

  4. Can be repaired, if the bonding chips

Disadvantages of composite bonding

  1. Needs a very skilled dentist to apply the composite to the teeth.

  2. Composite is not as hard as porcelain, so can stain and chip.

  3. May not last as long as porcelain.

Why choose Cosmetic Dental for composite bonding?

To get a great result with composite bonding, the dentist has to first listen to the patient’s needs to see if this technique is suitable to achieve the patient’s desired expectation.

The case has to be planned so we can get the best outcome. At Cosmetic Dental, computer simulation, mock-ups in the mouth, or on models are used to test the desired outcome before treatment in the mouth goes live.

There are many shades and brands of tooth coloured composite, we carry a vast range of stock to enable us to get the best results for our patients.

Experience helps, but one needs passion, determination for perfection, an artistic flare, and what they call a natural talent to create using one’s hands to sculpture the composite to create a tooth or teeth that mimic nature.

Request a free, no-obligation appointment with Dr. Michael Kan or Dr. Celina Sim

Find out if dental bondings are right for you with a free, 15-minute consultation with Dr. Michael Kan or Dr. Celina Sim today. Dr. Kan or Dr. Sim will examine your smile, answer your questions about dental bonding and give you a verbal estimate – all at no cost and no obligation.

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