Composite Bonding

Creating the perfect smile in South Wales


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About Composite Bonding

Designed to perfect the appearance of your natural teeth, composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding) addresses minor damage, gaps and imperfections in the teeth in order to make them appear uniform. Applied freehand, instead of pre-making prosthetics in a laboratory as we do with veneers, composite bonding is a bespoke approach to creating the perfect smile. We’re a privileged that patients travel from around the South Wales Gwent area, including Merthyr, Cwmbran and Abergavenny.



Laura DaviesLaura Davies
11:23 24 Nov 22
Thank you to Clare the hygienist at Bethcar Dental practice for your amazing care today. Not only did Clare do an amazing job with my teeth (scrape and polish), she also provided excellent education and was genuinely interested in caring for my teeth and gum health. Clare was very warm and friendly but also extremely professional and put me at ease. The receptionists were also extremely welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bethcar Dental Practice
Andrew PittAndrew Pitt
15:49 23 Nov 22
Always had very good treatment at Bethcar Dental, as a team they have saved me from a gummy future.Claire the hygienist has done a great job of keeping my mouth, teeth and gums in tip top condition.I would highly recommend this practice, every member of the team welcome and treat you like you're a part of the family.Thank you.Keep up the good work.
R JenkinsR Jenkins
14:11 17 Nov 22
I would not hesitate in recommending Bethcar Dental Practice. The service my family and I have received has been outstanding. The ladies on reception are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Dr Laura Wedge and her assistant are very professional. They have provided excellent dental and aesthetic services. Laura’s calm and patient manner helped to calm my anxiety and gave me the confidence to ahead with procedures, and she always does a wonderful job. I was particularly impressed when I received a reply to a message sent on social media on a Sunday evening to arrange an emergency appointment for my daughter the following morning. Thank you Bethcar Dental!
Alan DaviesAlan Davies
15:25 18 Oct 22
I have been registered with this practice for a number of years and cannot praise them enough. The receptionists are always polite, helpful and informative and the staff are second to none. I have recently had some extensive work carried out by my Dentist (Laura Wedge) and I cannot fault my experience in any way. Both Laura and her dental nurse (Natalie) are highly competent at what they do and are also fun to be in the company of which actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. I would highly recommend Bethcar Dental to anyone seeking a dentist as there are none better in my opinion
Amy De Havilland-hallAmy De Havilland-hall
20:13 11 Sep 22
We have just joined the practice after numerous let downs from our previous dentist. WOW! We were greeted by lovely,smiling receptionists and a friendly environment. When we saw our dentist (Laura Wedge),both her and the nurse were so kind to our children and letting them see everything and explaining it all. They were patient and made it all fun. My husband and I left feeling reassured we were receiving the best dental care and we both had a very clear understanding of what was what. I cannot recommend enough!

Treatment Benefits

Benefits Of Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is an extremely popular treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth.


Benefits include:


Improved smile

First and foremost, the benefit of composite bonding is that it’s a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth with minimal intervention and no alteration to the structure of your natural teeth. The result is the best version of your smile.

Improved confidence

Improving the appearance of your teeth can have a positive impact on your confidence and self-esteem, knowing that your smile is as sparkling as you want it to be, especially when it’s combined with general healthy dental hygiene practices. 

Fast and safe

Applying composite bonding to your teeth is a comparatively fast way to improve the appearance of your teeth. For a single tooth, the process can take as little as 45-minutes with no downtime when it comes to eating and drinking normally. It’s also as safe as any treatment can be, without disrupting the structure of your teeth or including the use of any anaesthetic.


Comfortable Dentistry

As there is no drilling or tooth removal involved in composite bonding, there’s no need for an anaesthetic, which makes it a more appealing treatment for many patients.

Why Choose Us

We Want What’s Best For You

Composite Bonding is a type of dental restoration that has been around for decades but has only recently been recognised by dentists as one of the best forms of cosmetic treatment available.

Composite bonding can be used to address almost any of your cosmetic concerns, but it is also frequently combined with other treatments such as tooth whitening or veneers.

If you’re looking for a dentist who offers composite bonding in your area, then please get in touch today, we are happy to help.


A few things you may like to know

Frequently Asked Questions

What is composite bonding?

Described as a form of adhesive dentistry, composite bonding is a state-of-the-art method for restoring teeth, either for aesthetic reasons or because part of the structure of the tooth has been damaged. A cosmetic treatment, is it where a resin material is attached to the tooth and shaped to improve or restore its appearance. The colour of the resin is matched to your teeth so that the end result is as natural as possible.

What is composite bonding for?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment designed to restore or improve the appearance of your teeth. That might be because they have become chipped, uneven in length or because there are natural gaps that you would like to fill.

What's involved with getting composite bonding?

Composite bonding is applied to the teeth manually rather than preparing moulds in a lab. As a result, we should be able to complete the procedure in one treatment, depending on the number of teeth you’re having repaired. 


As there is no removal of the tooth or tooth material involved in composite bonding there’s no need for an anaesthetic. However, if you are a nervous patient we can talk to you about sedative options if necessary. 


We start by selecting the right shade of composite material to match your teeth. We then prepare the surface of the tooth to attach the resin. Next, we apply the composite resin to the tooth and shape it as required. The material is hardened using an ultraviolet light, and finally we polish the tooth. For one tooth the process can take as little as 45-minutes. 

What are the drawbacks of composite bonding?

The drawbacks of composite bonding are minimal and can largely be mitigated by good dental care practices and regular dentist appointments as part of a dental care plan


Disadvantages may include:

 Not as durable as veneers

While composite resin is a durable material, as you would expect for any dental application, it isn’t as hard wearing as the porcelain that’s used in veneers. This means that you should take care when playing impact sports and chew sensibly. With care, the bonding material can last up to about 10 years, but will need to be replaced at some point. This should be planned into your dental care.


Less stain resistant 

The porcelain used for veneers is known for being highly stain resistant, whereas the composite bonding is less so. It will stain over time, but at a slower rate than your natural teeth. As with the general appearance of your teeth, it’s worth keeping this in mind when making dietary choices. That said, the staining process can be limited by good dental hygiene and regular dental appointments including scaling and polishing.

Is composite bonding right for me?

If you want to enhance the appearance of your teeth, covering or fixing small imperfections to improve the overall look of your smile, then composite bonding may be the right option for you. At Bethcar Dental, we are always happy to discuss this as an option for you and will help guide you on the best course of action.

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