Aesthetic Laser Dentistry | Melbourne Dentist

Do you want to improve your smile?

Hand crafted and affordable composite veneers | Melbourne

More Than Just A Great Smile!

How It Works

We Maintain High Quality Standards

Achieve a new, confident and picture perfect smile through our veneers procedure

Cosmetic Consult

This is the first step into your journey for achieving your dream smile, as we will explore your desired outcomes and expectations.

Digital Dentistry

With our digital smile design softwares, we provide you with the chance to visualise your future smile before the treatment is done.

Bespoke quality

Our cosmetic dentists have extreme attention to detail, handcrafting each restoration with the highest quality materials.

Payment Plan Options

Our flexible payment plan options allow you to receive your treatment today and pay for it later

Composite Veneers before & after

We have transformed thousands of smiles and improved the confidence of countless patients.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is applied and sculpted freehand to the edges of the teeth to fill in chips, cracks and correct tooth shape.  Composite bonding is a great treatment option for those who are happy with their natural teeth, however would like minor changes and tweaks to their teeth. It is especially popular for patients who have finished their orthodontic treatment and would like to change the shape of their teeth.

The composite is bonded with the natural tooth material which creates a more aesthetic smile. Due to only the edges being filled during composite bonding, the material shade needs to be matched to your natural tooth shade. We take time when choosing the shade and colour matching with precision.

Once the composite is bonded it cannot be whitened, so it is recommended for patients to have their teeth whitened before treatment and to maintain their white smile with the take home whitening kit.

Composite Veneers Before & After
Invisalign Composite Veneers

What are Composite Veneers?

Similarly to composite bonding, the same material is bonded however it is applied to the entire tooth surface to create a veneer. This allows for greater flexibility in the decision of your tooth shade and shape.

Composite veneers can achieve a great aesthetic result, however are less durable or longer lasting than porcelain veneers. Problems that composite veneers can improve are: 

  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Spaced out teeth
  • Shorter or different shaped teeth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Chips and cracks in the teeth

Composite veneers are a less invasive and cheaper alternative in cosmetic dentistry.

The treatment and chair time is shorter, allowing patients to see their results quicker.

Composite Veneers Procedure

If you’re looking for an innovative way to improve your smile as an alternative to teeth whitening or clear aligners, you may wish to look into composite veneers. Discuss with your dentist first on whether you’ll be a good candidate for this kind of procedure.

The process for direct composite veneers is simple and straightforward. Here’s what you can expect:


1. Preparation

Your dentist will begin the process by cleaning your teeth thoroughly, and preparing them for the application. Then, they will use a specially-formulated solution to make the surface of your teeth slightly rough. This rough surface is needed to ensure the bonding resin will firmly fix to your teeth.

2. Application

Your dentist will then apply the bonding resin to your teeth, layer by layer. The veneers are cured and sealed using intense light. 

3. Completion

Once you are satisfied with the final shape and colour, your veneers will be polished to give a natural look. This entire process will take one visit, making it a popular choice for individuals who are time-conscious.

For indirect composite veneers, the procedure is similar, however, the dentist will take a mould of your teeth after they have prepared your teeth for the veneers.

Many people will not require anaesthesia during the process as the procedure is deemed minimally invasive. If you do request anaesthesia, you’ll be fine to return to work or other activities once it wears off.

Composite veneers and porcelain veneers: What are the differences?

Dental Bonding Porcelain Veneers
Good Aesthetics
Correction capability
Great for correcting minor aesthetic flaws
Able to correct most aesthetic flaws
Tendency to chip
More susceptible to chipping
Less susceptible to chipping
Tendency to discolour or get stained
Susceptible to staining, regular maintenance required
Does not discolour over time
Cheaper short-term alternative
A long-lasting investment
Time of treatment
Relatively shorter and can be done in onve visit if changes are minor
Relatively longer and will always require more than one visit
Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design

After your cosmetic consultation, a 2D digital design of your smile will be created. Our clinic uses the latest groundbreaking technology bringing together a smile trial preview. This helps both the patient and dentist quickly visualise their planned new smile by creating a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s requirements and price budget.

Testing out your new smile

You will be able to test out your new smile by proceeding with our 3D mockup options. A digital oral scan will be taken of your teeth to proceed with a smile mockup of the tooth shade and shape you choose so you can visualise and feel your new smile. This will give you the opportunity to suggest any alterations or additions you may like before proceeding with the treatment.

5 Reasons To Choose Us


Top Rated Dentist

Make it feel like home

There is nothing but smiles from both our lovely staff and patients inside the Aesthetic Laser Dentistry practice. We promote a healthy and comfortable atmosphere throughout our dental clinic


Here For Everyone

Advanced Technology

We believe in good oral health and have a love for technology! That’s why we are an advocate for utilising the latest technology to provide you with the best service and outcome possible


Dermal Fillers
Dental Expertise

Dental Expertise

Our expert team with over 40 years of dental experience helps deliver the most comprehensive care under one roof, we look forward to achieving your smile goals


Not Your Typical Dentist

Relaxed Comfort

Our mission at Aesthetic Laser Dentistry is to show the world that an experience at the dentist does not have to be unpleasant and can be a place of comfort during your stay


Shining Bright Smile

Smile Now, Pay Later!

Interest free payment plan options available. The seamless application process is arranged by our team helping you achieve your perfect smile today

Dr James B Principal Dentist





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Patient Stories

We love our patients, and we are happy to hear that they love us just as much!

Katelyn G

Thank you so much for having me in today Dr James! The team was amazing, they made feel sooo comfortable and my teeth are normal super sensitive so honestly a 10/10 experience. Be sure to check them out!!

Matthew S

I have never been a huge fan of going to the dentist but James made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout the whole procedure. It was relaxed and I never felt rushed. I am glad I have found a dentist I can connect with and I'll definitely be coming back for my check-ups.

Chantelle I

So thrilled with my experience with Dr James. He is a perfectionist and made sure I was completely happy with my new veneers. I broke my 2 front teeth when I was 8yrs and no one has ever been able to make them natural until now. They are just perfect and I have so much more confidence. The staff are all so lovely and caring, I honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough!

Anthony K

Had an amazing experience at this dentistry. The staff were very friendly and Dr James was polite, detailed with explaining what was happening and made me feel very comfortable, regardless of my fear of visiting the dentist. I will definitely be using this place as my local dentist from now on.

Tim W

I have been to quite a few dental clinics in my lifetime and can admit to being fussy at times, however at last I can finally say ive found a clinic that I would be more than happy to go back too. My experience with Dr James B was phenomenal, I was treated with care, respect and professionalism. Ive been to plenty of dentists before and its simply been a chore for both me and them (I wont name names), giving no real reason to go back to the same dentist. Dr James has been the first dentist to show an interest in me as a patient and as a person, taking me through every step of the plan and procedure I had to undergo.


My son is a little anxious boy and was really scared to go to the dentist. Dr T was amazing with him and took special care to keep him comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr T to anyone who is nervous about seeing a dentist. The best experience.

Aneta R

What an experience. Met Dr Philip Hand to see my child, what an amazing person, been through so many doctors that would just be like you had a bad luck, for the condition of your child, nobody cares. Without even explaining of my daughter condition, he offered his help and handful of best contacts in Melbourne to help me and my girl. He is not only the best dentist he has the hands to help others. Thank you God for meeting a Doctor like Philip Hand, my self Aneta and Aurora will be forever grateful

Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr James B
Jessica G

Amazing cosmetic dental practice, couldn't ask for more! Dream smile and lips achieved

Anthony J

The team at Marriot and Hand were simply amazing. Dr Hand was very knowledgeable and explained everything about the treatments and why it was necessary. Karen was warm and open to all sorts of questions. I never felt rushed. As someone that has not been to a dentist for many years, it was time to face the music - I found them extraordinary professional and caring. Their service was so good I felt like I was catching up for a coffee with a friend rather than a visit to a dentist office. I'll look forward to my next appointment

Nushan Z

Fantastic Staff! Experienced Hygienist and Dentist. Great location with private carparking.

Jass F

After my MCHN suspected the cause of my son's breastfeeding issues was a tongue and upper lip tie, I went to see Dr. Philip Hand. He was one of the more reasonably priced dentists for this procedure. He was very friendly and put me at ease right away. He took the time to examine my son thoroughly and had a great manner with him. He obviously does his job properly and is not just out to get money, as he told me that neither tie was significant enough to warrant cutting. He noticed tightness around his facial muscles, though, and referred me to an oesteopath who has managed to solve the issue. This dentist knows his stuff, is friendly, and if it hadn't been for him, my son would not be feeding properly. Highly recommend him.

    A passionate team

    Meet Our Professionals

    Aesthetic Laser Dentistry have a passionate team of dentists, oral health therapists/hygienists and dental nurses who are dedicated and experienced in their role.

    Your smile is an investment worth putting your trust into our patient-focused dental team. We will ensure your smile makeover journey and beyond is a relaxing experience with our caring staff who look forward to meeting you at our Melbourne clinic

    Dr James in Chair

    James B

    Principal Dentist

    Karen Clark Dental Hygienist

    Karen Clark

    Dental Hygienist

    Philip Hand Principal Dentist

    Philip Hand

    Principal Dentist


    There are two main types of composite veneers:

    • Direct composite veneers: This type of veneer is made of a composite resin material that is applied directly to your teeth. Your dentist will not require a lengthy amount of time to prepare your teeth for this type of application, and the process is minimally invasive.
    • Indirect composite veneers: This type of veneer differs from direct composite veneers in that the veneers are custom-made outside of the mouth in your dentist’s office or in a dental laboratory. You’ll receive temporary veneers until your veneers are ready to be applied.

    The main difference between direct and indirect composite veneers is the application process.

    There are many benefits to investing in composite veneers:

    • Easy to repair should your veneers chip
    • Are applied in one visit
    • No waiting around for manufactured veneers
    • Less expensive than porcelain veneers
    • Can be removed easily should other parts of the teeth need to be treated

    There are some limitations to composite veneers, such as:

    • Not as strong as porcelain veneers
    • Less likely to resist stains
    • The bonding resin can (rarely) break away from the tooth

    If cared for and properly maintained, your composite veneers should last between 5 to 7 years.

    Yes, composite veneers can easily be removed as necessary. At the 5 to 7 year mark, they may need to be replaced and refreshed. Removing your composite veneers will not harm your teeth.

    In Australia, composite veneers can cost anywhere from $300 to $600 per tooth. At Aesthetic Laser Dentistry, payment plans are available.

    The main differences between porcelain veneers and composite veneers is price, preparation, application, and lifespan.

    Porcelain veneers are much more expensive due to the amount of preparation required. They are made in a lab ahead of time, and require several visits to the dentist. Before application, your dentist will confirm that your porcelain veneers meet your needs regarding shape, colour and fit. As this procedure is irreversible, extra precaution is taken. Should they get damaged, they will need to be replaced.

    Composite veneers, on the other hand, are much more affordable. The procedure is done in a single visit, in the dentist’s chair, saving time. Your dentist will place a thin, tooth-coloured resin to the outer surface of your teeth. Composite veneers are reversible, but are more prone to chipping and wear-and-tear. For this reason, they may require frequent check-ups.

    Maintaining your composite veneers is simple. You can maximise their lifespan by:

    • Limiting your coffee and wine intake
    • Steering clear from foods that stain, such as tomato-based sauces and soy sauce
    • Avoiding cigarettes and nicotine
    • Choosing a soft toothbrush and using whitening toothpaste
    • Getting your teeth professionally cleaned regularly
    • Flossing between your veneers daily
    • Wearing a night guard to protect your teeth from stress if you grind your teeth at night while sleeping

    For most patients, an average of 6-8 veneers are recommended if you seek a full smile makeover. These are usually placed on the upper front teeth, as they are most visible when you smile. However, if there is dental trauma to just one tooth, then a single veneer may be all that’s needed. The choice is entirely up to you.

    Composite bonded teeth are often made out of stain-resistant materials. However, they can be susceptible to staining over time. There are some ways that you can prevent stains, such as avoiding cigarettes and nicotine, limiting your coffee and wine intake, and brushing your teeth daily with whitening toothpaste.

    Composite bonding is considered a minimally invasive procedure, so there should be little to no discomfort after undergoing the treatment. When executed properly, there shouldn’t be any long-term tooth sensitivity.