Dental Bonding: Making Minor Repairs

smilepinkbackgroundHave you taken a close look at your smile lately? What bothers you about its appearance? If you respond with concerns about tiny imperfections – like chips or cracks – then it’s time you learn more about dental bonding. This cosmetic treatment is a budget-friendly, efficient solution that can quickly transform the look of a tooth or your entire smile within a single visit. By discovering a bit more about what to expect and how bonding may repair minor esthetic concerns, you will find yourself on the road toward a more beautiful, uniform smile.

Why Bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic treatment that typically requires a single visit. Bonding may result in significant improvements by making tiny alterations to your teeth. Here’s how to think about bonding: It’s additive. We will apply what looks like additional tissue to the target site, so you can add length to a tooth, fill in small spaces, or improve tooth shape.

How Does It Work?

We begin by speaking with you about your smile goals, so we can create a personalized cosmetic care plan. Then, during your bonding visit, we will use composite color-matched to your surrounding tooth. Composite is a synthetic material made out of acrylic resin. We can place it in a flat layer over your tooth to camouflage issues or we may build it up into the necessary shape to achieve the improvements you desire. Once we complete this portion of the process, we will set the material with a curing light, polish your tooth, and you’ll be done.

What Does Bonding Improve?

Dental bonding typically improves minor esthetic problems where additional tooth tissue would help, including the following:

  • Bonding can improve chips and cracks
  • We can camouflage serious stains with bonding
  • We may suggest dental bonding to lengthen a tooth
  • Bonding may fill gaps between teeth


Brent Cornelius DDS provides patients of every age with comfortable dental care. To learn more about our comprehensive treatments, which include general, cosmetic, restorative dentistry, and sedation dentistry, in addition to dental implants, contact us today at 817-431-4200. We offer compassionate care to patients from Keller, TX, as well as Roanoke, Trophy Club, Southlake, Westlake, North Richland Hills, and surrounding areas.