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At a glance
What are composite build-ups?
How does it work?
Benefits of composite bonding
Frequently asked questions
Your journey

Create a smile you’ll love with composite build-ups

Just a little bit of dental bonding can go a very long way

Treatment duration

30–60 minutes


Starting at £80 per tooth

Book a private consultation

Call us on 01922 614 685 or book online to schedule a smile consultation.

What problems can composite build-ups address?

Chipped teeth

Rough enamel

Gapped teeth

Discoloured spots

Unevenly sized teeth

At a glance:

  • Cover up misshapen, chipped, and discoloured teeth
  • Quick, minimally invasive treatment
  • Instant results
  • No drilling or anaesthesia required
  • Affordable cosmetic treatment

Do you have any teeth that make you want to hide your mouth when you smile?

Just one unsightly tooth could make you feel too embarrassed to laugh and smile freely.

At Allsopp Dental, we can improve the appearance of such teeth with a subtle yet very effective cosmetic restoration called a composite build-up. This treatment is also known as composite bonding, or even just dental bonding.

What are composite build-ups?

A dentist will enhance your smile by shaping and bonding a small amount of composite dental material to a misshapen or discoloured tooth. ‘Building up’ your tooth with this resin-based material will help it look smooth, whole and even.

A composite build-up is a conservative and cost-effective restoration because the dentist does not have to significantly reduce your tooth to place the build-up. Composite build-ups are most suitable for upper front teeth, which do not experience a lot of chewing force.

How does it work?

Getting a composite build-up is a quick and pain-free process. You will not need any anaesthetic because the dentist will not be drilling deep into your teeth.

Here is what to expect:


The dentist will lightly shape your tooth to roughen up the attachment surface.


A conditioning liquid will be applied to your tooth to encourage the composite material to adhere.


Next, the dentist will apply a tooth-coloured composite resin putty to your tooth, shaping it to fill in and cover all imperfections.


Then, the dentist will use a special curing light to instantly harden the composite build-up.


Finally, the dentist will polish your new restoration so it blends seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.

Your treatment will be completed within just one appointment and you will be free to go about the rest of your day with no side-effects or discomfort.

Benefits of composite bonding

Getting a composite build-up or two can transform your smile. Although the treatment itself is minimal, the results can be dramatic and you will enjoy:

  • Whiter teeth
  • A more even smile
  • A healthier-looking smile
  • Increased confidence in your appearance
  • Financial savings, as composite bonding is an affordable cosmetic treatment

We offer composite build-ups and other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening right here at Allsopp Dental in Walsall.

Book a consultation today

With dental bonding, you can finally fix that one tooth that has been bothering you!

Book an appointment today or call us to plan a visit to Allsopp & Associates Dental Practice.

Common questions about composite bonding

  • What should I expect when recovering from a composite build-up?

    You will not need a recovery period after a little dental bonding. The treatment process is minimally invasive and quick, requiring no local anaesthetic or sedation. You will be able to drive yourself home, go back to work or do anything else as usual immediately after your treatment.

  • Are there any risks associated with composite build-ups?

    There are no particular risks associated with getting a composite build-up as it is a conservative and routine cosmetic dental treatment.

  • Could I get composite bonding instead of a dental crown?

    A dental crown is designed to protect and reinforce your entire tooth while composite bonding is a purely aesthetic dental treatment. These treatments serve different functions so they are not usually interchangeable. Your Walsall dentist here at Allsopp Dental can help you find out which restoration is best-suited to your unique needs.

  • Is composite bonding permanent?

    Your bonded tooth may last you as long as ten years if you take good care of it. Brush and floss daily, have regular dental cleanings and avoid biting down too hard on the tooth with a composite build-up.

Interested in composite build-ups?

Book a cnsultation to discuss your smile goals with our treatment coordinator.

For nervous patients

We are ready to help. Dental anxiety is a very common issue, but it does not have to prevent you from getting the treatment you need. We can provide you with gentle dental sedation on-site at our practice to help you relax during your treatment.

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