Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Quick & Affordable Smile Makeover!

Dental Bonding is a simple and painless procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them.

Way to Enhance Your Smile

Dental bonding can fix minor cosmetic defects such as fractured, chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth. In addition, it is an alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings and protects the tooth’s exposed root. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are bonded to your tooth surface to enhance the shape and appearance of your teeth.

Due to some limitations to the beneficial impacts of bonding, Dr. Patel only recommends Dental Bonding for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and teeth in areas of shallow bite pressure such as front teeth. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Patel can tell you if bonding suits you or may make other recommendations relative to your conditions.

Candidates for Cosmetic Bonding
When Should You Consider Dental Bonding?

Dental Bonding Procedure

We will examine your teeth and gums to make sure bonding is appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. We may take X-rays of your teeth.  Our dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.

Our doctor prepares the tooth for the bonding material by gently roughing the surface of the tooth. Once the surface is adequately

Next the tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth and the doctor carefully molds and shapes it to conform to the natural look of your tooth.  Then a special polymerization light is used for one or two minutes to cure and fuse the resin to the tooth.

Our doctor concludes the bonding treatment by polishing and/or shaping your tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonding can range in cost from $100 to $400 per tooth

Dental bonding can take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete

Anesthesia is normally not needed because the procedure is painless

Dental bonding normally can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved

Pros & Cons

Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is normally done in one office visit, and most dental bonding procedures do not require anesthesia.  Moreover, it requires little to no removal of tooth enamel in contrast to veneers and crowns

Since the material used in dental bonding is not as strong as your real teeth, chewing on pens or biting on fingernails can chip the material.  Bonding is not as strong as other restorative procedures such as crowns, veneers, or fillings; therefore, it usually needs to be repaired every few years or so. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns

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