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Dental Bonding & Composite Veneers Melbourne

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a type of treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth. Bonding involves using a tooth-coloured resin to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discoloured, or misshapen. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth.

The resin is bonded to the tooth’s front surface and then shaped to blend in with the rest of the tooth. Bonding is usually done in one visit and does not require anaesthesia. Bonding can last several years, but it is not as durable as porcelain veneers.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of your smile by masking any imperfections in the teeth, such as cracks, chips, or stains.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them a great investment in your oral health.

What are composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of your smile by masking any imperfections in the teeth, such as cracks, chips, or stains.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them a great investment in your oral health.

What material is used in dental composite veneers?

The dental composite material used in composite veneers is a mixture of plastic and glass. This allows the veneer to bond well to the tooth surface and resist staining.

The composite material is also available in different shades of white, so your dentist can match it to the exact shade of your existing teeth.

How are composite veneers different to dental bonding?

Dental bonding is the process of bonding a tooth-coloured resin material to the teeth. Composite veneers, on the other hand, require the removal of a thin layer of enamel from the existing tooth structure before bonding the veneer to the tooth. This is a more invasive procedure but results in a more natural-looking smile.

At The Point Dental, we use dental bonding & composite veneers to:

  • Repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
  • Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
  • Close small spaces or gaps 
  • Improve the shape of your natural teeth
  • Cover and protect any exposed root surfaces
  • Match discoloured teeth to your healthy, natural teeth
  • Build up worn teeth

One of the best things about dental composite bonding and veneers is that, unlike many other cosmetic dental procedures, it is usually a quick and painless procedure, requiring just one appointment with very little to no preparation of the teeth.

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What does dental bonding cost?

The price of a dental bonding procedure depends on factors such as:

  • Your dental condition
  • The number of teeth which need bonding
  • Whether you’ll need sleep dentistry
  • Whether you have health insurance with dental cover

Is dental bonding covered by insurance?

Dental bonding is typically not covered by insurance. However, you may want to check with your dental insurance provider to see if they offer any coverage for bonding.

If you’re worried about the cost of dental bonding, get in touch! We can help you work out exactly how much the procedure will set you back and arrange a payment plan (in some cases).

What do composite veneers cost?

Generally speaking, composite veneers cost between $250 and $1,000 per tooth. However, the cost will depend on the number of teeth you need to have treated, the composite resin materials used and the complexity of the procedure. You may also need to pay for a consultation with your dentist, health practitioner or cosmetic dentist to see if you are a good candidate for composite veneers.


To properly care for your bonded teeth, you should:

  • Brush at least twice a day and floss
  • Avoid hard food and boiled lollies
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first 2 days after the procedure to avoid stains
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings every 6 months

As with most cosmetic dental procedures, if you take good care of your teeth, you’ll get the maximum lifespan out of your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Bonding

How long does dental bonding last

Bonding typically lasts for several years but may need to be replaced or repaired sooner if it becomes damaged. The lifespan of dental bonding can be affected by a number of factors, such as the type of bonding material used, the location of the bonded tooth, and how well you take care of your teeth.

Is dental bonding reversible?

Bonding is usually not reversible, but it can be removed if necessary. The bonding process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. It is not a permanent solution, and the bond may need to be redone every few years.

Does dental bonding hurt?

No, dental bonding does not usually hurt. However, you may feel some pressure when the resin is applied to your tooth. If you have sensitive teeth, your dentist may use a numbing gel before starting the procedure.

Can dental bonding be whitened?

No, dental bonding cannot be whitened. This is because the resin used in bonding is the same colour as your tooth. If you want to change the colour of your tooth, you can ask your dentist about other options, such as veneers or teeth whitening.

Can dental bonding fix gaps?

Dental bonding can be used to close spaces between teeth or change the shape of teeth. However, it is not a permanent solution, and the bond may need to be redone every few years. If you are looking for a permanent solution to gaps in your teeth, you may want to consider dental implants or braces.

Can dental bonding straighten teeth?

No, dental bonding is not recommended in most cases for straightening teeth. In some cases, however, dental bonding can make minor improvements. If you are looking to straighten your teeth, you may want to consider orthodontic straightening treatments such as braces or Invisalign to correct crooked teeth.

How long do composite veneers last?

Most composite veneers will last for several years before they need to be replaced. However, it is important to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly to ensure your veneers last as long as possible.

If you take good care of your composite veneers, they can last for many years. However, if you do not care for them properly, they may only last for a few years. Therefore, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your veneers.

Are composite veneers reversible?

Composite veneers are not reversible. However, if you are unhappy with the results of your veneers, you can consult with your dentist to see if they can be redone or removed.

Do composite veneers ruin your teeth?

The short answer is no; composite veneers will not ruin your teeth. However, there are some things to keep in mind when considering this type of dental treatment.

While composite veneers are very durable and can last for many years, they are not as strong as natural teeth. This means you will need to take extra care of your teeth after this treatment. Avoid chewing hard foods and objects, and brush and floss regularly.

In addition, composite veneers can sometimes cause your teeth to become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. If this is a concern for you, be sure to discuss it with your dentist before having the procedure done.

Dental Bonding in Melbourne

We’ve helped our clients get back a healthy, white smile with our teeth-bonding solutions. It’s pain-free, with proven results, and you can access our interest-free payment plan so you can get the smile you want without sacrificing any other part of your life. 

Get in touch today to find out more about our veneers and dental bonding Melbourne locals have loved for years!

Restore your smile to its former beauty with dental bonding (also called composite veneers) from our Melbourne dentists.

Stewart Anderson
Stewart Anderson
Have been going to this dentist since 2017 and I've had multiple visits most of the years since and I'm always amazed at how good they are ... Currently Olga is doing my dental work and she is caring and professional. Cannot be faulted. I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic. The best dentist I've ever been to.
Ashley and Danielle Miu
Ashley and Danielle Miu
I was so scared about going to the dentist and ashamed of the state of my teeth, I needed and chose to have All On 4 done. Wilfred and his team at The Point Dental, were very professional at all times, they made the experience a comfortable one with all of their support every step of the way. I even cried with joy after it was all done. I can now smile again without embarrassment. I already have and will again, highly recommend Wilfred and his team at The Point Dental. Sincerely Danielle Miu
Stan Davidson
Stan Davidson
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I've been visiting this clinic for 2 years. Dr Michael Seng is a friendly and caring dentist. I have recommend my friends and they are very happy with Dr Seng too. I have moved my children to see Dr Evelyn Teo in this clinic as Dr Seng is not accepting new patients. Dr Evelyn Teo has a sense of humour and she makes us feel comfortable. Both dentists, Dr Seng and Dr Teo, will give constructive feedback to improve our oral hygiene and explain everything in detail. If I could, I really want to give 10 stars for both of them.
Merrin Douglas
Merrin Douglas
4 years ago Wilfred and his team transformed my life with all in 4 implants best thing I ever did I’ve never felt so comfortable and safe in a dental setting everyone is so caring and attentive you guys are all the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart I can now eat and smile with confidence with my beautiful smile 😊
What can I say. Beautiful people, beautiful service. Just love their warmth and friendliness. Dr. Koon, Natalie and the whole team were just wonderful. Had a stress free experience here. Very highly recommended. ❤️
Rose Brown
Rose Brown
I just want to share with the world the incredible experience I had received from The Point Dental team.. And Wow, they are all just an amazing team. Professional, respectful, through, incredible pleasant and make you feel comfortable and at ease. They provide you with a step by step information, guidance and support. I could easily write a 3 A4 page review about how wonderful they are. I am so thankful that I attended The Point Dental. I highly recommend this company and without hesitation. A big thank you to Dr Wilfred Koon and all the staff whom looked after me from reception to the nurses and Anesthesics.
Jason Peal
Jason Peal
As always another great service to my teeth from the team at The Point Dental.Four years now with my all on four procedure, best decision I made for my dental health and the team at point dental are first class.
Michael Derrick
Michael Derrick
I highly recommend The Point Dental for anyone, but especially for people who have any stress or anxiety associated with the dentist. The front office team have been amazing, they are warm and friendly. I'd like to point out Natalie who has helped me from my first enquiry and has made be feel very welcome and comfortable. Dr Olga Kaini has been looking after me, she is friendly, highly professional, and has been very patient with me about my dental anxiety. She has done her best to make me feel comfortable and at-easy while in the chair and can't thank her enough. I have full confidence and trust that the team at The Point Dental have my best interest at heart. If you are looking for a dentist embodies professionalism, compassion and skill, then look no further. And if you think your dental anxiety gets too much, ask for the green whistle!