Dental Bonding

Bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a composite resin to reshape a tooth. It is applied directly to the surface of the tooth after the dentist has slightly etched it. Dental bonding is often performed to repair small chips in teeth or to change the appearance of teeth. Bonding can also be used to close gaps in teeth.

Steps in dental bonding

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Choosing a shade

During your dental bonding consultation, your dentist will evaluate your smile to determine what shade would work best for you. Your dentist will choose a composite resin shade that will blend in with your natural teeth.

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Preparing your tooth

The dentist will then clean your tooth and dry it. Next, the dentist will roughen your tooth and will apply a conditioning liquid to allow the bonding material to stick to the teeth.

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Applying the composite resin material

The dentist will carefully select and apply the bonding resin material to your tooth. The material will be sculpted and smoothed to blend in with your surrounding tooth enamel.

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Curing the material

After your dentist has applied the composite resin material to your tooth, he or she will use a curing light to harden the material and bond it to the surface of your tooth.

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Polishing your tooth

Once your dentist is satisfied with the appearance of your tooth, they’ll polish it to give it a natural shine. Polishing the tooth also removes any excess resin material from the surface. Your dentist may also apply a fluoride treatment to your tooth to help strengthen its structure.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Need minimal preparation

Dental bonding is one of the most versatile dental restoration procedures. It improves the appearance of your smile and does so quickly and painlessly. It also requires very minimal preparation and can usually be applied in just one visit.

Minimally invasive

Dental bonding is minimally invasive, meaning it requires very little preparation and requires less tooth enamel to be removed than crowns and fillings. Since less tooth enamel needs to be removed, treatment is more predictable, which means there are fewer potential complications.


Dental bonding is also more cost-effective than crowns and fillings.


The versatility of bonding means it can be used to fix a wide variety of dental issues. It can also correct tooth color, close gaps between teeth, and correct misshapen teeth.

Have Questions About Dental Bonding? Find Answers Here.

Dental bonding consists of a composite material applied to the teeth in order to hide minor dental imperfections. The composite material is tooth-colored, making it hardly noticeable. Tooth bonding can be an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers.

Dental bonding can typically be completed in one office visit, and the entire process typically takes about an hour to complete. During that time, we can apply the bonding material to your teeth, shape the material, and polish it until it perfectly matches your natural tooth enamel.

The dental bonding process is painless. A numbing gel is applied to ensure the patient is completely comfortable. Dental bonding is an effective, affordable cosmetic treatment for patients who want to improve their smiles.

Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin that can be shaped and molded to match the rest of the tooth. It’s typically used to fix minor cosmetic imperfections.

Your insurance may cover a portion of the procedure. Dental bonding is an inexpensive cosmetic procedure that easily fits within the range of most dental insurance policies, but the exact coverage will depend on the specifics of your plan.

Do you have a question? Or do you wish to schedule an appointment with us? Call Dawson Modern Dentistry at (704) 565-9512 or visit Dentist in Matthews, NC at 3555-2 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC 28105.


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