Composite Bonding.

The easy and effective way

to return to your 100% smile.

Composite bonding is a quick and effective way to make small cosmetic changes and repair chips, gaps, discolouration and fractured teeth using a specially formulated composite material. The treatment is also referred to as cosmetic bonding or dental bonding.

It’s one of our most popular Instant Smile Makeover treatments at Shields Dental Clinics in LimerickCastletroy and Roscrea.

Composite bonding is the ideal cosmetic treatment for patients wanting to fix any imperfections in their smile including minor damage and gaps in teeth.

A big advantage to this treatment is that it is minimally invasive and pain free requiring no anaesthetic or drilling.

Affordable and longlasting.

Composite bonding is very affordable, effective, and less invasive than alternative solutions like dental veneers or dental crowns.

The procedure is pain free, requiring no anaesthetic or drilling and can usually be completed in just one appointment. Dental bonding treatment begins with an initial examination of your smile where your individual requirements and any potential problems will be identified and discussed before any dental work is started.

What is the treatment process?

Your dentist will start by choosing a resin colour that matches your tooth best so that the resin attachment looks natural. The dentist will typically recommend that you have any teeth whitening treatments first to get them to your preferred shade before treatment for bonding begins. Your tooth will then be prepared for treatment and then coated with a liquid to help the resin to attach smoothly. The resin will then be applied and moulded into the desired shape. It is hardened with a UV light before being shaped again and polished until it matches the rest of the tooth for the perfect finish.

Benefits of cosmetic bonding.

  • Immediate results
  • Affordable and long lasting
  • Cheaper than braces, crowns and veneers
  • Retains the natural structure of your tooth
  • Can usually be completed in just one appointment
  • No drilling necessary and therefore no injection required.
  • Failure is rare and very easy to fix.
  • Suitable for patients of all ages with good dental health.


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What is the composite bonding material made from?

Dental bonding is made out of a tough tooth coloured resin which is attached to your teeth.

Can bonding change the colour of my teeth?

Bonding can be a solution for staining in teeth and fillings and can be used alongside teeth whitening treatments to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile.

How long will composite bonding last?

With good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your composite bond should last for many years.

What alternative treatments are available?

The usual alternative options include Veneers, Crowns, Fixed Braces and Invisalign. Bonding is quick, less invasive and less expensive and can be easily repaired if damaged or broken. At your initial consultation we will advise you on all your options.

Will bonding damage my tooth?

No. Composite bonding is a non-invasive procedure as we do not remove any tooth structure.

Hopefully, we have addressed some of your queries above and you are now ready to take the next step. There are several ways in which you can get in touch with us. Firstly, we have included a convenient contact form below for you. You can also give us a call at 061 480 070.


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Use our FREE consultation service to speak to one of our Treatment Coordinators, who give you information about how we can help, without any financial commitment.

Most importantly it helps to build your confidence in starting your journey with Shields to the smile you have always wanted.

We’ll discuss with you what you would like to achieve with your dental health and the appearance of your smile, answer any questions and listen to any problems you may have had with your teeth in the past.