Dental Bonding

Bonding is a quick, cost-effective way to repair minor cosmetic imperfections like chips and gaps. However, bonded teeth are more porous than natural teeth and therefore not as stain resistant. Also, bonding does not last as long on molars and premolars where bite pressure is higher.


During tooth bonding, your dentist uses a shade guide to select a composite resin color that matches your natural teeth. Then they roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid, which helps the resin stick.


Cosmetic Dental Bonding is a quick and economical way to improve your smile by reshaping your teeth or correcting small defects like chips, cracks or discolorations. Bonding involves applying tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth. The resin is shaped and sculpted to look natural and to fill in gaps between your teeth. It can also be used to replace old silver amalgam fillings. Unlike veneers or crowns, which require a laboratory to manufacture and are much more expensive, a dental bonding procedure can usually be completed in one clinic visit.

Before the actual bonding takes place, your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that closely matches the colour of your natural teeth. The surface of your teeth will then be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied in order to help the resin stick. Finally, your dentist will apply the resin and sculpt it to the desired shape. Once hardened, your dentist will polish and smooth it to match the sheen of the rest of your teeth.

Although it is not as durable as veneers, dental bonding typically lasts for 8 years or more. However, the material is not as resistant to staining as your natural teeth so you will need to pay special attention to how you care for them. Avoid habits such as biting fingernails, chewing on pens and other hard objects and using your teeth to tear things open in order to prolong the life of your bonding.


Dental bonding is a quick, cost-effective solution to repair minor cosmetic imperfections, such as chips or discoloration. The composite material used is color-matched to your tooth enamel, making the repairs look natural. The procedure is easy and usually completed in a single visit, unlike other restorations like veneers that require two visits.

Before the dental bonding process begins, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to ensure that this treatment is right for you. We will also take X-rays to evaluate the overall health of your mouth. Then, we will prepare the surface of your tooth by cleaning it and roughening it with an etching liquid to make it more porous and more likely to adhere to the bonding resin. Next, we will apply a bonding adhesive and then the resin itself, which is sculpted into shape by your dentist. Finally, we will harden it with a curing light.

You can expect to enjoy the results of your dental bonding for between 3 and 10 years, although they may need to be replaced sooner than that depending on your bite, eating habits and how much pressure you put on your bonded teeth. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects such as fingernails or ice to minimize the chances of chipping your bonded tooth.

Stain removal

Dental bonding is a conservative treatment for fixing chipped or slightly broken teeth by cementing them with dental material that resembles resin. It is less expensive than other restorative treatments such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, yet it can achieve comparable results. However, composites are not as stain-resistant as a tooth’s natural enamel. Certain habits like smoking, excessive consumption of highly pigmented foods and drinks, or poor oral hygiene can cause the resin to discolor over time.

A professional polish can usually remove superficial stains from the surface of your composite bonding. But if your intrinsic stains are too stubborn to address with a simple polish, dentists can perform a more involved treatment called dental bonding resurfacing. This involves removing the old composite, etching the surface of your teeth to prepare it for new material, and then applying a fresh coat of resin.

This procedure is a popular choice among patients with minor cosmetic imperfections, as it is an affordable and minimally invasive method of enhancing your smile. The process can be completed in one visit, and the dentist will help you pick a shade for the bonding resin to match the color of your existing teeth. Once the new resin is applied, it is sculpted into place and cured with a curing light. The teeth are then polished and your bite is checked to ensure a comfortable fit.


Dental bonding is an effective procedure for repairing minor cracks, chips and other superficial damage. It is also helpful for preventing further damage to the tooth by keeping bacteria from quickly accessing the soft inner tissues of the tooth. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, bonding is non-invasive and requires little to no recovery time. Patients may experience some sensitivity or pain from the procedure, but this typically only lasts for a day or two and can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The first step in the procedure is to choose a composite resin color that matches your natural teeth. Then, your dentist will prep the surface of the tooth by roughing it and applying a conditioning liquid to help the resin adhere. Once the resin is applied, your dentist will mold and shape it to create the desired outcome. Then, they will use an ultraviolet light to harden the resin and finish the treatment.

Patients can prolong the life of their dental bonding by practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling routine visits to the dentist. It is also recommended that patients avoid eating or biting down on highly-staining foods or materials such as coffee, tea and red wine. Additionally, patients should refrain from using their teeth as tools to open packages or biting their nails. These habits can cause the bonded resin to chip or crack, which will require repairs to the underlying tooth structure.