Know About Dental Bonding

Things You Must Know About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable and creative way to restore your smile in a single dental visit and needs minimum tooth preparation. There is no requirement to look for other cosmetic dental procedures than bonding. If you have been looking for a budget-friendly option, then dental bonding is for you.


Dental bonding is a procedure in cosmetic dentistry where the dentist uses a tooth-colored material called resin on a patient’s tooth, then it is cut, solidified, and made shiny. The process is known as bonding because the resin bonds to the tooth.

It is best for simple cosmetic dental work like sealing small gaps between teeth or fixing chipped or damaged teeth. Many times, teeth bonding can get utilized as a filling for minor cavities because of its cosmetic appeal.


Dental bonding can easily fix the tooth, like lengthening a short tooth to be at the same level as the others tooth. It can be regarded as a possible option if you want to:

  • Repair a chipped or broken tooth.
  • Remove cavities
  • Improve the look of discolored teeth.
  • Lengthen your teeth.
  • Close gaps between your teeth.
  • Cover the area where your gums got reduced.
  • Reshape your teeth.



You do not have to prepare for dental bonding early. Typically, there is no requirement for anesthesia unless the bonding is getting used as a tooth filling where your tooth requires reshaping & the chip is near the nerve.


The dentist will rough up the surface of a tooth to make the bonding material stick properly. Then a conditioning liquid is applied to help in the process. Then the dentist will bring a shade manual to choose a color that nearly matches your teeth.

Next, the tooth-colored resin will be applied, set, and filed. Then the teeth will be exposed to a bright light to solidify the resin. When the resin gets set, the dentist will cut, shape, and polish the resin to match the other natural teeth. The process whole process usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth.


Since dental bonding can get stained and chipped much easier than the other cosmetic dentistry approach, you will have to be extra careful with them to uphold the bonded teeth.

Here are some tips:

  • Brush at least twice daily
  • Floss at least once daily
  • Use mouthwashes at least once daily.
  • Drink less tea, coffee, and red wine.
  • Stop biting your nails, and chewing on objects like ice, pencils, and raw carrots.
  • Avoid smoking 
  • When you notice that your teeth have sharp edges, visit our dental office.


The lifespan of dental bonding is conditional on the location and the eating & oral hygiene habits. But on average, you can expect your bonding to last around three years to ten years. That is too when you follow a strict oral hygiene routine.

If you also want to restore your smile in a single dental visit in a pocket-friendly way, contact us to book your appointment at our dental office for dental bonding.