Dental bonding is a safe, strategic procedure that uses a special lifelike composite material to reshape misaligned, injured, or decayed teeth. Bonding is an easy treatment that requires little if any advanced preparation and usually no enamel reduction.  It’s tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.

Your dentist will first slightly roughen the tooth surface. Then he’ll apply the bonding, shape it, and cure (harden) it with a special light. After the newly reshaped tooth is trimmed and polished, it’s ready to make its smile debut!

Stain-resistant bonding material is chosen from a color wheel of shades in order to match yours closely. Bonding does not require you to wait for restorations to be crafted in our lab – with just one easy visit, you can be enjoying your new look. Although not usually required, anesthesia may be recommended if bonding is being used to fill a cavity.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede