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Composite Veneer Procedure

Composite veneers, like composite bonding, directly apply a composite resin material to the tooth in thin layers to achieve the desired size, shape and colour.

One of the major benefits of composite veneers is the fact that they are immediate – requiring just one appointment to sculpt without the use of needles or tooth preparation. 

Process facts:

  • No need to remove any natural tooth structure
  • Bonding material can be removed without damage to the enamel
  • Less enamel needs to be removed to apply composite resin
  • Pick and choose the colour you want
  • We can mix colours to make them look natural

One appointment

Taking one appointment to sculpt, you can arrive at our clinic and leave the same day with a new smile.

Directly sculpted

Rather than using a porcelain shell to cover teeth, a composite resin is directly applied to the tooth in layers.

No-prep required

When creating a composite veneer, no prep or very little is required. Existing restorations like caries are removed and the enamel surface is cleaned and etched with 37% phosphoric acid.


Unlike porcelain veneers, the composite procedure is reversible, so you can remove them later. Teeth can be polished down to look similar to how they did before treatment should you not wish to replace them.

One of our cosmetic dentists will begin the application by cleaning your teeth thoroughly and preparing them for the composite resin application. 

In some instances, our dentists might require a thin layer of enamel to be removed to allow the material to better stick to your teeth. However, in the majority of cases where some changes are minor, teeth do not need to be cut, prepped or etched. 

After applying the composite, we will cure or quickly harden the layers of the resin with a light. Teeth are then polished and you’re ready to leave and enjoy your new smile. 

You can expect the composite veneers to last between 5-7 years on average, but you can extend their lifespan by taking good care of them. 

Taking care of your composite veneers

Taking care of your composite veneers is simple and straightforward. To extend their life, patients should embrace a routine of regular brushing and introducing a nonabrasive toothpaste.

However, composite is not as strong as porcelain and therefore you should take great care as they’re more susceptible to chips and stains. 

Being aware of how drinks like coffee and tea can stain your new veneers, as well as not biting or chewing on pens, nails or other hard objects with your teeth will be crucial for keeping them in good condition. That said, composite veneers can be easily removed, replaced and repaired by adding new composite material. 

Before and after composite bonding


  • Monday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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