Smile Confidently with Dental Bonding


Did you know that 50% of all Americans experience insecurity about their smile?  A smile functions as a gateway to a person’s character.  If you experience problems like a slightly chipped tooth or enamel erosion you may experience teeth insecurity.  Fortunately, there are affordable procedures such as dental bonding, that can help give you a confident smile.  Dental bonding can help improve your smile by correcting issues such as a chipped tooth, gaps between teeth, and discoloration.  Now you can have a smile that fits your personality.

What is Dental Bonding? 
It is a technique that uses composite resin (usually plastic) to hold decaying or broken teeth in place. Composite resin is a material that adheres to teeth over a long period, and it is one of the easiest and cheapest dental procedures. A material that matches your tooth color is used to repair chipped or blemished teeth and make them look more attractive and extended. This aesthetic dental procedure can also fill gaps in teeth and correct its shape. It is also able to protect a small portion of the root that is visible due to the receding gums.

Bonding Vs Other Procedures
Bonding is the best alternative to amalgam filling and can be completed with a single visit to the dentist. Moreover, you do not need a custom mold to get the ideal bond that fits your teeth. Lastly, unlike other dental treatments such as veneers, bonding does not require lab preparation unless it is used to fill cavities.

How is Dental Bonding Done?
In this process, the dentist uses a shade guide to determine the color of the composite resin that matches the teeth to be glued. Next, a portion of the tooth surface is removed with a tool, the surface is moistened with liquid and adhesive is applied. Just a few minutes left.

When the teeth are ready, resin is applied and carved and smoothed into the correct form. Your dentist will then laser-cures and cut the material to achieve the perfect shape. The final step is to polish the material to match the soft, smooth, glossy appearance of the tooth surface. A perfect smile is just a few minutes away!

How to Maintain the Appearance of Your New Teeth?
Whether you underwent dental bonding or not maintaining a good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing, dental floss, and daily mouthwash is a must. Avoid forceful situations that can cause the chipping of bonded teeth. Also, avoid smoking or drinking caffeinated beverages and red wine as they can cause teeth staining. It would be best if you always drank plenty of water or gargle to eliminate food debris.

Dental bonding is a great way to get your dream smile without having to go through surgery or other expensive procedures. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can correct a wide variety of flaws, from small chips and cracks to major gaps between teeth. If you are considering dental bonding, our team at Sahara Dental can help you get started.  Contact us today and let us help you achieve the perfect smile!

Restore Your Flawless Smile with Dental Bonding


Experiencing a chipped tooth or a space between the front teeth that is a bit unsightly? Dental bonding may be the answer.

Dental bonding is the cosmetic procedure where a resin composite tooth-colored material is applied to the teeth to improve a smile. Bonding improves the appearance of teeth that are broken, chipped, stained, cracked, or have gaps between them.

Bonding the front teeth requires slight preparations of the tooth. Typically, anesthesia is not needed unless decay or an old restoration is present. A tooth is then roughened with a conditioning gel to aid the bonding material in adhering. Afterwards, a composite resin is applied and cured with ultraviolet light. Then the dentist will shape and polish the bonding until it reaches the final look.


Bonding is one of the least costly cosmetic procedures and does not require as much time as other operations. More often than not, dental bonding may be completed within just a single visit. Whereas veneers and crowns take more time to prepare and multiple visits, dental bondings do not require as much time out of your day. In regard to the invasiveness of a procedure, there is no need to break a sweat over dental bonding, as it requires negligible tooth removal. Quite often patients receive multiple bondings in a singular appointment. The minimally invasive procedure is also what draws many to this choice, as it seems less intensive for those concerned with or withholding dental fears.


Despite the great benefits, dental bonding does have its drawbacks. One of these is staining, and although brilliantly shining results can be obtained through bonding, over time, any bonding resin will begin to stain. For a more permanent solution a veneer or crown will be the way to go. Although dental bondings are faster and easier to get, they typically lack the durability of veneers and crowns. The latter remain the more resilient when it comes to avoiding chips and breaks.

Durability of Dental Bondings

Success of dental bonding is defined, in part, on the location of the repair on the tooth. If the bonding is on the edge of the tooth, it typically will not last as long because of biting forces and certain types of food bitten into. Chewy, tough or crunchy foods will diminish the bonding at a faster rate than soft foods. Patients with bonding on their visible teeth often avoid direct bites into food that could damage the structural integrity of dental bonding. Tooth-colored bondings may last 5 to 10 years, depending on bonding location, the patient’s eating, chewing, and biting characteristics.

How To Maintain Dental Bondings

Regular brushing and flossing for the areas are necessary as is for natural teeth. However, as mentioned above, dental bonding can and will stain over the long-haul. The potential for stains will be much higher (and will occur much faster) for those who ingest more red wine, coffee and tea, tobacco products, or dark soda.

Dental bonding is a wonderful choice for particular aesthetic circumstances. There are several limitations with the composite resin material, so refer to the dentists at Sahara Dental in Las Vegas, NV about the best option for moving forward.