Dental Bonding – Improve Your Smile

Teeth bonding is a common cosmetic dental procedure that can help close gaps and make minor changes to the appearance of your smile. It is quick, painless and requires little recovery time.


During this treatment, dentists choose a shade of composite resin that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. Then, they roughen the surface and apply a conditioning liquid to help the material adhere.

It’s Non-Invasive

Dental bonding is a minimally-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can usually be completed in just one visit to your dentist. The procedure involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to the surface of the tooth and then shaping it to improve its appearance, close gaps, repair minor chips, or hide stains.

Because it is less invasive than procedures like veneers or crowns, there’s typically no need to numb the mouth during dental bonding. This makes the procedure more comfortable and faster for patients with concerns about dental anxiety.

During the dental bonding procedure, your dentist will first select a shade of resin that matches your natural teeth. Then, they will prepare the tooth by roughening it and applying a conditioning liquid to give the resin a stronger base. After this, they will apply the resin to the surface of your tooth and then shape it to create a natural-looking smile.

While the lifespan of your bonded tooth depends on your oral hygiene practices and diet, with good care your bonding will last for several years. However, it’s important to avoid habits that may chip the resin, such as biting fingernails or chewing on pens or hard food items. You should also consult with your dentist if you notice any sharp or uneven edges on your bonded teeth.

It’s Fast

Dental bonding is a quick, easy and affordable procedure to improve your smile. It is used to fix minor cosmetic problems with your teeth, like smoothing out a chipped tooth, filling in a small gap between teeth or correcting the shape and color of a discolored tooth.

Bonding is applied in layers to the surface of your tooth. First, the dentist will prepare the tooth’s surface by roughening it and applying a conditioning liquid to make sure the bonding resin adheres properly. Next, the composite resin is sculpted to your tooth and cured with a high intensity light. Finally, the bonded area is polished to create a natural-looking finish.

The whole process is relatively fast, usually taking less than an hour per tooth. The treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, and you won’t experience any pain or discomfort after the procedure. Dental bonding doesn’t have to be removed or replaced, but it is not as stain-resistant as porcelain restorations and will eventually need to be repaired or reapplied.

To prolong the life of your dental bonding, practice good oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day and floss daily to keep bacteria and plaque away from the new surfaces of your teeth. Also, avoid bad oral habits like biting your nails or chewing on pens and use a mouthguard to prevent damage while playing sports.

It’s Affordable

Tooth bonding is a cost-effective, minimally invasive cosmetic dental solution. Unlike veneers or crowns, which can take multiple office visits and require the creation of an impression to be used in building your restorations, tooth bonding is typically completed within just one appointment. This saves you time and allows you to avoid the use of poorly fitting temporary restorations until your permanent ones are ready.

Additionally, the composite resin used in bonding is available in a wide range of shades, allowing your dentist to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. This makes it very difficult to detect a bonded tooth.

Because bonded teeth are not as strong as natural teeth, they can chip or break slightly more often than those that are not bonded. This is why it’s important to practice good oral hygiene, avoiding habits like biting your fingernails and chewing on pens or ice.

Although it can be used to correct a number of minor concerns, dental bonding is not intended for all patients. Individuals with major cosmetic and/or restorative dental concerns are better suited for alternative treatment methods like veneers or dental crowns. Please speak with your Lawrenceville dentist to learn if tooth bonding is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call your local dental office today. We look forward to helping you improve your smile!

It’s Easy

Unlike more invasive procedures like veneers or crowns, dental bonding doesn’t require any anesthesia. The procedure usually takes no more than one appointment and is relatively painless. The dentist will choose a shade of resin that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. They’ll then roughen the surface of your tooth to help it better adhere to the composite. Once they apply the resin, it’s shaped and smoothed to the desired look, then hardened with a curing light.

The resin used in dental bonding is not as stain-resistant as porcelain, so you may want to avoid highly-staining foods and drinks for a few days after your treatment. You should also brush your teeth regularly and floss, as well as visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Lastly, you should avoid bad oral habits like biting your nails or chewing on pen caps, as these can chip the bonded material.

If you’re tired of looking at chipped, cracked or discolored teeth, dental bonding can restore your confidence in a matter of minutes. Monarch Dental offers flexible scheduling, multiple locations and convenient payment options so you can get the smile you deserve without breaking the bank. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rohinton Patel and find out if dental bonding is the best option for your needs.