Dental bonding or tooth bonding refers to the application of a special tooth-colored resin material to the tooth using dental adhesives and a high intensity curing light. Since dental bonding procedure offers remarkable versatility, it can be carried out on its own or in association with other cosmetic and restorative dental care treatments such as teeth whitening, dental crowns, and dental bridges.

Dental bonding

Although, dental bonding is useful in many different ways, it may be perhaps the most obvious choice for repairing your chipped teeth and closing your front teeth gaps.

Who Requires Dental Bonding?

It is very crucial that you choose an adequately skilled and experienced dentist for your tooth bonding job. Dental bonding is advised for treating the following dental problems:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth stains
  • Teeth gaps
  • Teeth size and shape

Dental bonding is a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings and provides protection to exposed roots of teeth when gums recede.

What Are the Types of Dental Bonding?

There are two kinds of dental bonding:

  • Direct Composite Bonding or Composite Veneers
    Dentists use natural-looking materials present in their offices, either for direct application and sculpting of your teeth surface or for filling cavities, fixing chips or cracks, closing gaps in teeth and developing the eroded teeth edges.
  • Adhesive Bonding
    Adhesive bonding is the opposite of direct composite bonding and involves the process of attaching a tooth fixture. This procedure is mostly used for aesthetic crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges and so on.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Bonding?


A shade guide is used by the dentist to choose a composite resin color closely matching your tooth’s color. Anesthesia is generally used only when bonding is needed for filling a tooth cavity.

Bonding Procedure

After your tooth surface has been etched and treated with conditioning liquid, the next step involves attaching bonding material to your tooth. To lend the desired shape to your tooth, a resin corresponding to your natural tooth color is then applied, shaped, and polished. When the material gets hardened using the ultra violet light, your dentist will shape and polish it further to suit the luster of your remaining tooth surface.


A complete dental bonding procedure requires around 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

How Is Dental Bonding Useful in Treating Front Teeth Gaps?

The word “diastema” is referred to the gap between your two front teeth. Although, these gaps present no problem with regards to their role and dental health, many people find them unappealing in context of cosmetic appearance. Cosmetic dental bonding is the ideal and the fastest way to cease gaps between your front teeth. The dentist places dental composite on each side of your adjoining teeth and by slight width adjustment of each tooth, the gap is filled in.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Bonding over Veneers?

Cosmetic dental bonding is a procedure that is helpful in treating several similar conditions just as porcelain veneers. Many patients consider dental bonding as an excellent, low cost option over porcelain veneers.
The reasons mentioned below accounts for the preference of dental bonding over porcelain veneers by the dental patients:

  • Being a less complicated cosmetic dental procedure than porcelain veneers, dental bonding serves as a less expensive alternative.
  • While dental veneers and crowns are ready-made tooth coverings that must be customized in a laboratory, dental bonding has no such requirements.
  • Some patients find that dental bonding technique requires no modification to the teeth structure and therefore can be modified in the future as well.
  • Dental bonding also involves the least amount of enamel removal in comparison to veneers and crowns.
  • Dental bonding can hide simple cosmetic flaws like stained, gapped, chipped, cracked, and misaligned teeth. Patients like to consider porcelain veneers for more comprehensive cosmetic problems.
  • Dental bonding procedure provides faster results and is simpler than veneers and the complete procedure can be accomplished in a single dental visit.
  • Results of dental bonding can persist for several years with correct oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
  • Except for filling a tooth cavity, anesthesia is usually not needed in dental bonding procedure whereas porcelain veneers requires local anesthesia.

A consultation with your nearest dentist will ascertain what dental problems can be dealt with bonding.

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Fabey Dental Studios is a leading dental care service provider in Easton. We value our patients and are committed to provide comprehensive dental services like, bonding and white filling, bridges, crowns, dentures and periodontal health services. Our staff stays current with the latest technology and advances in dentistry and has gained a reputation of excellence in rendering optimal oral health and esthetic dentistry.

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Mark J. Fabey D.M.D.
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