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Composite bonding is a minimally invasive dental procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and sculpted directly onto the tooth’s surface. It’s an artful process that requires skill and precision from a qualified dentist.

The Key Materials Used in Composite Bonding

  • Composite Resin: Composite resin is the primary material used in composite bonding. It’s a tooth-coloured, putty-like substance made of a mixture of plastic and glass. This material is chosen for its ability to mimic the appearance of natural teeth seamlessly.
  • Adhesive Bonding Agent: To ensure the composite resin adheres firmly to your tooth, an adhesive bonding agent is applied. This agent promotes a strong bond between the composite resin and your tooth’s enamel.
  • Shade Guide: Dentists use a shade guide to select the most appropriate resin colour that matches your natural teeth. This step is crucial to achieve a seamless and natural-looking result.
  • Finishing and Polishing Instruments: After the composite resin is applied, special dental instruments are used to shape, smooth, and polish the material. This step is vital to achieve a beautiful, shiny finish that resembles the surrounding teeth.

Are These Materials Harmful?

One of the primary concerns surrounding composite bonding materials is their safety profile. Patients often wonder if the materials could trigger allergic reactions or have adverse effects on their oral health. It’s crucial to note that composite resins used in dental bonding have undergone extensive testing to ensure their biocompatibility and safety. Allergic reactions to composite resin materials are exceptionally rare, and the risk is minimal.

The Procedure

The composite bonding procedure involves several steps:

  1. Consultation: Your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals to determine if composite bonding is the right choice for you.
  2. Preparation: Minimal preparation is needed. In most cases, your dentist won’t need to remove any enamel from your tooth.
  3. Application: The composite resin is applied and meticulously sculpted to achieve the desired shape.
  4. Bonding: The adhesive bonding agent is applied, ensuring a strong bond between the resin and your tooth.
  5. Shaping and Polishing: The dentist uses various instruments to shape and polish the resin for a natural appearance.
  6. Curing: A special curing light hardens the resin.
  7. Final Touches: Any final adjustments are made to ensure your bite is comfortable and your smile is perfect.


  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike some other dental procedures, composite bonding requires minimal alteration of your natural teeth.
  • Quick Results: You can enjoy a transformed smile in just one visit to the dentist.
  • Cost-Effective: Composite bonding is often more affordable than other cosmetic dental treatments.
  • Natural Appearance: Thanks to the shade matching and precise sculpting, the results look incredibly natural.
  • Durable: With proper care, composite bonding can last for many years.
  • Versatile: Composite bonding can address various dental issues, from minor imperfections to more significant cosmetic concerns.

Eilertsen Dental Care in Inverness - Meet Our Dentists - We accepting new patients and referrals.Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Composite Bonding

When it comes to composite bonding, you want to be in the best hands, right? That’s where Eilertsen Dental Care comes in. We’re not just a dental clinic; we’re a team of passionate professionals who are committed to giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our expertise and experience in composite bonding are second to none, and we’re always keeping up with the latest advancements in the field.

At Eilertsen Dental Care, we offer a range of composite bonding services that are customised to your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to fix a chipped tooth, close a gap, or just enhance your smile, we’ve got you covered. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to patient care. From the moment you walk through our doors, we’re dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.

How to Visit Us for Composite Bonding in Inverness

We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍 If you want to visit us for your dental implant appointment from Inverness or a nearby area such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.

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