Composite bonding

by | May 7, 2021

Composite edge bonding and composite veneers What’s the difference?


A question that has been asked more frequently. At Hewett’s we like to make sure our patients and the public are up to date and fuelled with information for their treatment journey.

Over the last two years people are more aware that a ‘white filling’ is indeed composite filling material.

What is composite edge bonding? 

Composite edge bonding is an excellent and modern way to either restore teeth or contour a tooth’s shape. It can be used in a cosmetic way. It is sculpted on to edges of teeth to improve the shape and refine teeth to make them appear natural. It is usually used after Invisalign to complete treatment.

What colour can I get, will it match my natural tooth? 

The colour composition is checked in great articulate detail by the dentist and patient to ensure they have chosen the best match colour for each individual. 

Can I whiten my teeth after composite bonding? 

If whitening your teeth is something your are considering, it would be advised that you consider doing this before composite bonding. Composite is a resin material and won’t lift when whitening. Its always best to achieve your desired colour, then when you are happy you can continue to have your composite bonding completed.  

Photo of teeth before and after composite bonding
Composite Veneers

What are composite Veneers? 

Composite veneers are used when the resin is sculpted onto the the whole surface of the front of a tooth.

I don’t like the shape of my teeth, I don’t think I need braces, what else can I do?

Composite veneers can be used when you have abnormal tooth structure. The resin can be used to create more volume, close gaps and give an illusion of straighter teeth.



In any case, at Hewett’s we would recommend consulting your dentist. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation please follow the link below