Tooth Bonding

Dental Bonding involves using a tooth-colored resin material that is applied to the tooth. The resin is then hardened with a special light that “bonds” the resin to the tooth and restores and improves your smile.

Dental Bonding is a technique used to solve the following dental problems:

  • Repair decayed teeth
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

How Does the Tooth Bonding Procedure Work?

  1. Only a little advance preparation is necessary for dental bonding. Anesthesia is usually unnecessary unless the bonding is for filling a decayed tooth. The dentist will use a color guide to select a composite resin color that will matches your tooth color.
  2. The surface of the tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied which help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the correct shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden the material. After the resin is hardened, the dentist will custom trim and shape it, then polish it to match the rest of the tooth surface.
  3. Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to finish.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Advantages: Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures. In the majority of cases, bonding can be completed in one office visit unless there are multiple teeth involved. In contrast, veneers and crowns must be manufactured in a lab, and takes longer and is more expensive. Also, a lesser amount of tooth enamel is removed as compared to veneers and crowns. Also, anesthesia is usually not needed unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity.

Disadvantages: The material used in dental bonding is fairly stain resistant, but crowns resist stains much better. Bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Bonding materials can also chip and break off the tooth.

Some dental professionals consider dental bonding best used for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas with very low bite pressure (e.g front teeth)

ATA Dental Center offers high quality and affordable dental care for children and adults. From preventative, emergency, cosmetic, pediatric, general, family, to medicaid dental services. We are an emergency dentist in Denver, offering emergency care BY APPOINTMENT, and are here to meet all your emergency dental needs. We offer a unique blend of technologies and caring staff to achieve the best dental experience. When you choose ATA Dental Center, you will find a dental clinic that provides an experience that is as enjoyable as possible.

Our facility is conveniently located in downtown Denver, and offer comfortable amenities such as:

  • Free garage parking
  • Free WiFi
  • An internet bar
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • T.V. in our treatment rooms

ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203
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ATA Dental Center
Tel: 720-440-9598
Fax: 720-440-9620
507 Lincoln St., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80203


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