Enhance your smile with cosmetic dental bonding


What is dental bonding?

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    Before placing dental bonding on broken front tooth

Dental bonding is a natural-looking restoration used to repair damaged front teeth. Bonding is considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure which improves the appearance of your front teeth. By placing bonding, your dentist can repair chipped teeth, fractures, and other minor cracks. Bonding your teeth is easy, convenient and typically gives you very good results. Additionally, bonding comes in a wide variety of shades so your dentist can match your existing tooth color. Bonded teeth blend in with your natural teeth and become virtually indistinguishable.

If you're interested in learning more about bonding your teeth, give us a call or come visit us at our San Clemente, CA dental office. Schedule your appointment with Oceansight Dental & Implants by calling (949) 481-2540 today. Dr. Jazayeri will examine your teeth to see if you're a good candidate for bonding your teeth. We will review alternative treatment options if necessary and present you with prices and payment options. Dr. Jazayeri is very experienced in all phases of cosmetic dentistry and will deliver a smile that is sure to impress!

Why is dental bonding so popular?

Bonding comes in different shades to match your existing tooth color

Bonding your teeth is a simple and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure. It yields amazing results in minimal time with little to no discomfort. Dental bonding is a good option to fix your teeth when they break or chip. Bonding your teeth is simple, effective and affordable. Plus, bonding is natural-looking, safe and durable. The most common alternative treatment to dental bonding are white fillings and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentists prefer bonding over traditional fillings because bonding is white and matches your tooth color perfectly. Porcelain veneer is a good alternative to dental bonding, but they are much more expensive. Talk to your dentist to explore your different restoration options. Schedule a consultation and see if bonding your teeth is a good option for your smile.

Is bonding my teeth a good option?

Dental bonding is a very effectively way of repairing damaged teeth. Bonding works very well for repairing small-to-medium sized tooth defects. There are plenty of benefits to bonding your damaged teeth, such as:

  • Bonding your teeth is a simple process that is typically completed in a single session
  • Dental bonding yields great aesthetic results
  • Bonding material is safe, relatively durable, and very beautiful
  • Since dental bonding comes in a wide variety of different colors, your dentist can match your bonded tooth to the exact shade of your natural teeth for optimal aesthetic results

What are the limitations of dental bonding?

Dental bonding has many different implications in cosmetic dentistry. Dental bonding is a great option for fixing small-to-medium sized defects, however, bonding does have certain limitations. Here are some examples of cases where dental bonding might not be your best choice:

Large tooth fractures

For larger defects it's recommended to place a crown or veneers instead of bonding

Dental bonding is essentially glued onto your teeth which makes it susceptible to falling off. As a result, bonding does not work very well for larger tooth defects. Placing a very large dental bonding will leave your tooth vulnerable to stress from your bite forces which can cause your tooth to fracture. Additionally, larger bonded restorations are very likely to accumulate tooth decay and stains. This means that your have to keep replacing the bonded restoration every few years, sometimes ever sooner! For larger tooth defects, we recommended that you place a crown or veneer on your tooth instead. If you're not sure which option is best for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist who will help you decide which treatment option is best suited to your needs.

Complete smile rejuvenation

Bonding works very well when it comes to fixing individually broken teeth. However, bonding may not be your best option if your goal is to restore your entire smile. Dental bonding gets stained easily and it changes color over time. If you're looking to get a full smile makeover, we recommend that you go with porcelain veneers or ceramic crowns instead of dental bonding.

What is the process for bonding your teeth?

Often times the whole bonding process is completed during a simple 30 to 60 minute appointment

Bonding your teeth is one of the easiest of all cosmetic dentistry procedures. Most bonding procedures are completed during a single, simple appointment. Here is what you should expect when getting your tooth bonded:

Cosmetic dentistry consult

You first step is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with your dentist. During your consult, your dentist will evaluate your damaged tooth/teeth to see if dental bonding is a good option for your smile. If it's determined that bonding is a good option, then you can typically start your treatment right away.

Tooth preparation process for dental bonding

Most bonding procedures are preformed during a single appointment. The whole process usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Your dentist will prepare your tooth, apply etchant or adhesive, and finally apply the bonding material to your teeth. Once your bonding has been cured, your dentist will polish and trim the new restoration. At the conclusion of your visit, your dentist will make sure that you can properly chew and floss your new restoration. You will be given a mirror to evaluate the final result. Pay close attention to make sure that the color and shape of your bonded tooth is to your exact liking. If not, your dentist can easily modify the bonding until you're satisfied with the results.

Follow-up appointment

Most cosmetic dentist would like to see you back in one to two weeks for a follow-up appointment. During this follow-up visit, your dentist will make sure that your bonded tooth is fully intact and that it functions properly with the rest of your teeth. If necessary, your dentist will make adjustments to your bite to improve the fit of your new bonding. The followup appointment is usually a quick visit and its sole purpose is to make sure that everything looks good and that you're satisfied with the final results.

Dental bonding in San Clemente, Orange County:

Call your dentist and see how they can help beautify your smile with dental bonding

Give us a call if you're looking for dental bonding and other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Book your complimentary consultation by calling (949)481-2540 or schedule your appointment online. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will access your teeth to see if dental bonding is a good option for you. We will review your treatment options and go over costs and payment options. Give us a call today to see how we can help you beautify your smile with dental bonding.

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Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology


Bonding is tooth-colored composite resin used to enhance the appearance of your front teeth. Cosmetic dentists use bonding to fix teeth with discoloration, close small gaps and enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers is considered a better alternative to bonding.

Ceramic Crowns

A type of dental crown which is made from zirconia ceramic. Ceramic crowns are stronger than porcelain and do not have any metal in them. Cosmetic dentists favor ceramic crowns as they are the most natural-looking crowns and are also extremely durable.

Clear Aligners

A series of plastic, firm trays used to move your teeth into their desired position. By wearing each clear aligner, your teeth move a tiny bit until they settle into their final position. Clear aligner are an alternative to braces used to straighten your teeth and preferred by cosmetic dentists whenever possible.

Composite Fillings

Please refer to white fillings.

Cosmetic Dentist

A dentist who focuses his or her practice on improving the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentists rely on treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and clear aligners to fix your smile. In general, cosmetic dentists avoid using silver fillings and crowns with metal in them.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give a better looking smile. Most people seek whiter teeth and a straighter smile with cosmetic dentistry.


A dental prosthesis placed on your teeth to bring them back to their original shape. Placing a crown on a tooth restores shape and function of your tooth. Crowns are used to restore teeth which can no longer be fixed with a simple filling. Crowns come in different shapes and are made from gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or ceramic material.


A type of dental restoration used to fix small cavities or broken teeth. Fillings come in different types including gold, silver (Amalgam) and white (composite resin) fillings. Cosmetic dentists only use white fillings as they are safe and aesthetically superior to other options.


A porcelain veneer alternative treatment which involves no tooth removal. However, not everyone qualifies for Lumineer treatment

because there is no tooth structure removed. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to see if you’re a candidate for Lumineers.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

A type of dental crown consisting of metal on the inside and porcelain on the outside. The metal provides strength while the porcelain provides natural tooth-like appearance. PFM crowns don’t look as good as ceramic crowns do and are generally not recommended for restoring your front teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tiny-porcelain coverings which are placed on your front teeth to enhance their appearance. Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments used in smile makeover treatment by cosmetic dentists.

Smile Makeover

Improving the appearance of your smile to give you that youthful, perfect smile which you’ve always wanted. Smile makeover addresses your underlying dental conditions and focuses on whitening and straightening your teeth for a dazzling smile.

Teeth Whitening

Any procedure used to brighten your teeth. Teeth whitening usually works by breaking down internal tooth stains. Cosmetic dentists offer two types of teeth whitening procedures: in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays with bleaching gel.

White Fillings (Composite resins)

White fillings are used to repair teeth with cavities or fractures. White fillings are made from composite resin, which does not contain any metals. White fillings come in a variety of colors to best match your existing tooth color.

Oceansight Dental & Implants

General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Office of Ali John Jazayeri

133 Avenida Granda

San Clemente, CA 92672