Dental Bonding

Small, superficial imperfections of the teeth may detract from the beauty of an otherwise balanced and even smile. Dental bonding is a safe, simple procedure to mask cosmetic flaws so the teeth blend together and look healthy and beautiful. At Durán & Martínez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, Drs. Durán and Martínez are pleased to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including dental bonding, to perk up patients’ smiles. Learn more about dental bonding, and contact the practice at 787-754-2270 to schedule a consultation.

What Is Bonding?

Bonding (composite resin bonding) is a procedure where the tooth enamel is gently etched before a tooth-colored resin material is adhered and sculpted. Bonding can be used to correct slightly fractured or decayed teeth, to replace silver fillings, or, in an elective manner, to close gaps and change the shape, contour or color of a tooth. Properly placed and finished, resins can look like natural enamel and are an excellent material to restore the beauty of a smile. See some examples in our gallery (look under “bonding” and “resin veneers”).

Who Is a Candidate for Bonding?

If you have one or more of the following, you may be a suitable candidate for dental bonding:

  • Slight chips or cracks
  • Small areas of decay
  • Old silver fillings
  • Small spaces/gaps between the teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Bonding is not recommended for teeth that have significant structural damage or extensive areas of decay. Dental crowns or another restorative option are more appropriate in those cases.

To determine whether you are a candidate for dental bonding, please contact Durán & Martínez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.

The Bonding Process

Dental bonding treatment is safe, quick and convenient. First, the tooth is cleaned and prepared for bonding. Then, the tooth-colored bonding resin is applied to the tooth and sculpted into the desired shape and size. The resin is hardened with a special light. Finally, the newly bonded tooth is buffed and polished to give it a natural-looking translucence.

Learn More about Dental Bonding

If you have any questions about dental bonding, please feel free to contact Durán & Martínez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry and speak with a member of the staff. The entire team is committed to providing top notch treatments and attentive patient care. If dental bonding is not the right solution for your needs, Dr. Durán or Dr. Martínez can discuss other types of cosmetic dentistry treatments with you.


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