Composite Bonding

Transform your smile with one-session composite bonding in Thames Ditton.

From: £300. 0% Finance options

✓ Same-day results with minimal downtime

✓ Repairs chips, cracks, and reshape teeth

✓ Close teeth gaps and brighten your smile

​Achieve beautiful results without breaking the bank


  • People with chipped, discoloured, or decayed teeth
  • Those looking to improve their smile with minimal intervention
  • Anyone seeking affordable cosmetic dental treatment

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite Bonding is an innovative cosmetic dental treatment that addresses imperfections such as chips, cracks, and gaps in teeth using a tooth-coloured composite resin. Unlike traditional veneers, which require multiple appointments and extensive tooth preparation, composite bonding can often be completed in a single session with minimal tooth alteration.

Dr. Theodora Bravis at Thames Dental & Skin in Thames Ditton, Surrey showing before and after composite bonding smile results

Our process for Composite Bonding treatment

Initial Consultation

Dr Bravis will assess your teeth, discuss your goals for smile enhancement and take digital scans of your teeth to customise the composite bonding procedure.

Bonding Application

Once your treatment plan is finalised, you'll return for the bonding application. Our dentist will carefully apply the composite resin to your teeth, sculpting it to the desired shape.

Bonding Finishing

After the resin is applied, it will be hardened with a special light. Our dentist will then polish the bonded teeth to ensure a smooth and natural-looking finish.


We provide thorough guidance on post-treatment care and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your results and maintain optimal oral health.

How does Composite Bonding work?

Composite Bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin to the surface of the tooth, sculpting it to the desired shape, and then hardening it with a special light. The procedure is painless and typically does not require anaesthesia. Once the bonding material is applied and shaped, it is polished to blend seamlessly with the natural teeth, providing immediate aesthetic improvement.

Black lady patient with a beautiful new smile after composite bonding by Dr. Theodora Bravis at Thames Dental & Skin, Thames Ditton, Surrey

Treatment overview

Procedure Time

60-90 minutes


Minimal to none

Treatment Cost

From £300. Packages available


5-7 years

No. Of Sessions

Typically 1


Composite material

Our expertise

Dr Bravis, a distinguished prosthodontist and skin expert with a wealth of experience on Harley Street, spearheads our team at Thames. Each patient’s journey begins with a comprehensive dental consultation, which includes:

  • One-on-one time with Dr Bravis to answer all your questions​
  • Personalised treatment plan aligned to your desired outcomes
  • ​FREE 3D smile scan (worth £150) showing potential results
Dr Theodora Bravis, principal dentist and founder of Thames Dental & Skin Clinic in Thames Ditton, Surrey, smiling confidently at the camera, showcasing her expertise in providing high-quality dental care and facial aesthetic treatments.

Patient transformations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses tooth-coloured composite resin to repair minor imperfections in teeth such as chips, cracks, and gaps. It involves applying the resin to the tooth’s surface, sculpting it to the desired shape, and then hardening it with a special light.

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding typically lasts between 5 to 7 years with proper care and maintenance. However, the longevity of the bonding can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene practices, lifestyle habits, and the location of the bonded teeth.

Is composite bonding painful?

No, composite bonding is not usually painful. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically does not require anaesthesia. Some patients may experience minor discomfort or sensitivity during the bonding process, but this is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers if needed.

Does composite bonding involve ‘drilling teeth down’?

No, composite bonding does not involve “drilling teeth down.” This treatment is non-invasive and does not require the removal of any tooth structure. Additionally, it is a pain-free procedure with no need for injections.

Can composite bonding fix crooked teeth?

Composite bonding can improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth by reshaping and contouring them. However, it may not be suitable for correcting severe misalignments or bite issues. In such cases, orthodontic treatment like braces or clear aligners may be recommended.

How much does composite bonding cost?

The cost of composite bonding can vary depending on factors such as the number of teeth being bonded, the complexity of the case, and the dentist’s expertise. Generally, composite bonding is more affordable than other cosmetic dental procedures like porcelain veneers. Customised quotes are available upon consultation.

What's the difference between composite bonding and veneers?

Composite bonding is a one-appointment process performed by the cosmetic dentist, artistically shaping the aesthetic composite resin over the tooth without removing any tooth structure. In contrast, porcelain veneers involve a two-appointment process, with thin ceramic pieces created in a dental lab and attached to the tooth by the cosmetic dentist. Porcelain veneers typically last around 15 years, while composite lasts between 3-8 years.

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Whether you're seeking to restore your smile, enhance your appearance, or maintain your oral health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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