Teeth Bonding, Cosmetic dentistry

Bonding with Your Teeth

There are multiple types of bonds in this life. Bonding with friends, family members or significant others. Another type of bonding is for your teeth. Tooth bonding works to improve the appearance of your smile, in order to confidently bond in the other areas of life. Lifetime Family Dental, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is here to help you understand how tooth bonding may be a good fit for your cosmetic dentistry needs.


Teeth Bonding, Cosmetic dentistry

What is Bonding?

Bonding occurs when an adhesive is used to repair and restore the issue with your teeth. Bonding involves using an adhesive that is a tooth colored resin. This is administered to the tooth and then the material hardens on your tooth through a special light. This is called bonding, for the resin material is adhered to the tooth building a stronger tooth and brighter smile.

Types of Bonding

Bonding essentially works towards bringing about a stronger tooth, and better appearance for your smile. Some issues that would benefit from bonding include:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Changing the shape of the teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth
  • Close gaps in the teeth

When addressing the issues of your teeth, or to simply improve your smile, bonding can be very beneficial. The process of bonding is pretty simple and straightforward.

Bonding Process

The process itself starts with roughening your teeth and using a conditioning liquid to ensure the bonding resin will adhere to the tooth. The putty-like bonding material is then moulded onto the tooth, shaped and applied to address the need. When the material is in place, an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin. Once the bonding resin is hardened, your dentist will trim and shape the tooth to match the rest of the teeth. The whole process can be anywhere from a half hour to an hour process, per tooth.


There are many advantages to bonding, in regards to your teeth. It can be the most cost effective, and is a fairly easy process. To see if bonding is the best fit for your needs, connect with your local dentist. Lifetime Family Dental would be glad to help in determining what is going to be the best service fit for your particular cosmetic dentistry needs.