Dental bonding is a conservative technique to cosmetically improve the appearance of your teeth and achieve a perfect smile makeover. It utilizes a composite resin – the same resin that is used for tooth colored fillings – that forms a strong, durable bond with natural tooth enamel. This putty-like resin is used to reshape teeth, repair decayed or fractured teeth, restore teeth that are chipped, hide gaps between teeth, and repair stained or discolored teeth. The dental bonding procedure is performed in just one visit. 

Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding

  1. Repairs decayed teeth
  2. Closes gaps between teeth
  3. Restores chipped teeth
  4. Improves the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
  5. Changes the shape and/or size of your teeth
  6. Improves the overall appearance of your smile
  7. Most affordable treatment compared to other cosmetic procedures
  8. Changes the shape and/or size of your teeth

Dental Bonding Process

The tooth is prepared for dental bonding by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. After the liquid sets, the composite resin is applied directly to the tooth. A curing light is used to harden the bonding resin. The tooth is then sealed and polished to a naturally, beautiful shine. This simple, quick procedure makes it a cost effective alternative to porcelain veneers.

Things to Consider

Dental bonding is a fast, comfortable, cost effective alternative to veneers. However, dental bonding is a cosmetic concealment, and is less durable and more prone to staining and fracturing than crowns or veneers. Dental bonded teeth typically last between 1 and 4 years.