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Dr. Amit Shah is specially trained in teeth bonding techniques. He has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and has a natural flair for creating beautiful teeth.

When you should consider Dental Bonding

Our dentists use a procedure called dental bonding to improve or restore a person’s smile. In this procedure, tooth colored resin is put on the tooth and then hardened to bond this material.

There are many reasons you might want to consider dental bonding:

  • Repairing decayed, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve appearance with teeth whitening
  • Close a space between the teeth
  • Protecting the root of a tooth if it was exposed when gums recede
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Dental Bonding Enhances Your Smile

Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive and simple procedure that can enhance one’s smile. The procedure requires dental veneers which are tooth-colored resin to cover cracks, chips and other tooth imperfections. It can also be used to repair a decayed tooth, close spaces between teeth and make teeth look longer. Dental bonding can be an alternative to veneers and crowns for those seeking a purely cosmetic procedure.

The Procedure

Our dental experts will first select the appropriate resin color to match your tooth. Then, we will prepare the tooth by applying a conditioning liquid to the tooth’s surface. The resin is then applied to the tooth and we will mold it into the desired shape.

An ultraviolet light will be used to bond the tooth and the resin. Once hardened, our dentist will shape and polish the resin to achieve a completely flawless look. The procedure does not require anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes to an hour for one tooth.

The bonded tooth does not require special care or attention after the procedure. Patients should follow their normal dental procedure, including brushing twice a day and flossing. The bonded tooth can last from 3-10 years without a touch up.

Benefits of Bonding a Dental Bridge

When missing a tooth, a dental bridge can be bonded in your mouth to help bridge the gap between the remaining teeth. Dental bonding employs special dental adhesives and a curing light that uses high intensity light wavelengths to bond the bridge to your mouth.

A dental bridge helps restore your smile by removing the look of missing teeth. Beyond cosmetic benefits, the dental bridge also helps maintain your face shape and reduces the stress within your bite by removing the excess space. Depending on where the bridge is placed and which teeth are affected, a dental bridge may also help you speak and eat more easily.

Cost estimates are specific to your situation, please call us for your specific Dental Bonding costs.

Dental Bonding – FAQs

Bonded teeth require the same amount of care and attention as the rest of your teeth. In fact, you do not need to do any more than what you would have done normally before the bonding:

  • Brush with a soft-bristled brush and a toothpaste
  • Floss to remove food particles between teeth and prevent plaque buildup
  • Rinse away debris with an antibacterial mouthwash and water
Bonding holds for approximately three to 10 years. Of course, any damage during that time might require repair or replacement.

Published on March 22, 2013, Updated on February 10, 2022