Dental Bonding

Dental bonding offers another option instead of dental veneers to restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored or out of alignment.

What Is Dental Bonding?

We use dental bonding to repair or improve how a tooth looks. Dental bonding is most often a cosmetic procedure to cover up chipped teeth. It also can be another option for fillings or when you need to close a space or gap.

With dental bonding, we lightly etch the surface of the tooth. Then we apply bonding liquid. After the liquid sets, we apply a plastic resin and sculpt it to the desired tooth shape. After the resin sets, we trim, smooth and polish it as needed, so you get the look you want.

visual of a bottom row of teeth receiving dental bonding
  • Should I get dental bonding or dental veneers?

    Dental bonding and veneers are both options for fixing teeth and improving smiles. A veneer covers the entire front surface of the tooth while bonding only covers a small part of it.

    We use dental bonding more for emergencies, including cracked or fractured teeth. It’s a quick way to repair a tooth in one appointment. So, while dental bonding is more of a convenient, quick fix, a veneer requires a little more time but lasts longer.

  • What is gum contouring?

    Gum contouring is the process of removing gum tissue to show more natural teeth. People often choose gum contouring if they don’t like their “gummy” smile. The procedure can help if gums are uneven or cover too much or not enough of your teeth.

  • How long does dental bonding last?

    Dental bonding should last up to ten years with proper oral care. Try to avoid hard candy, ice cubes and similar products that can break down or crack the composite material. If the bonding is on your biting surface, it may break down faster, especially if you grind your teeth.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental bonding, give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss further.