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Conceal Cosmetic Imperfections in a Single Appointment with Dental Bonding

Cosmetic imperfections like stains, chips, or unevenly sized teeth can make you feel self-conscious about even the healthiest smile. At New Jersey Dental Centers, Drs. Khaled Eldin, DDS, and Mouner Amer, DDS, BDS, FICOI, MICOI, want you to truly love your appearance. Dental bonding is a great cosmetic option for many patients because it is more conservative and cost-effective than porcelain veneers. In most cases, we can complete bonding in a single appointment at any of our newly renovated practice locations in New Jersey.  

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding uses composite resin, the same material used to create tooth-colored fillings, to conceal concerns on the surface of your teeth. The material is carefully tinted to match the color of your surrounding teeth and provide incredibly natural-looking results. 

Candidates for the Procedure

Bonding is recommended for many patients because it can cover a wide range of imperfections, including: 

  • Small cracks 
  • Minor gaps 
  • Chips 
  • Intrinsic discoloration 
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Disproportionately sized teeth 

Dental bonding is also a good fit for many patients who do not have enough enamel left for porcelain veneers treatment. 

Benefits of Bonding

Bonding offers many benefits for patients because it is: 

  • Comprehensive: Dental bonding can improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth all at once. 
  • Cost-Effective: In general, dental bonding is much more affordable than porcelain veneers. 
  • Quick: While veneers treatment typically spans two or more appointments, dental bonding can be completed in one short visit. 
  • Conservative: Dental bonding does not require major alteration to your natural tooth structure and is completely reversible.

Best of all, bonding can give you improved self-confidence when you speak, laugh, and smile. 

The Bonding Process

In most cases, dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment lasting under one hour. 


The first step in the bonding process is your initial consultation. During this visit, you will meet with one of our doctors to review your concerns and determine whether bonding is right for you. If you value highly aesthetic results over your time or budget, for example, porcelain veneers may be a better option for you. 

Dental bonding is a great cosmetic option for many patients because it is more conservative and cost-effective than porcelain veneers.

In most cases, we also recommend professional teeth whitening prior to dental bonding. This allows us to match the color of the composite resin to your teeth when they are at their absolute whitest. 

Illustration of bonding to treat chipped tooth
Bonding can be used to fill small to moderately sized chips in your teeth.

Otherwise, the preparation for dental bonding is fairly minimal. Bonding does not require your teeth to be reshaped as veneers or crowns do. Instead, Dr. Eldin or Dr. Amer will lightly etch the surface of your affected teeth to create a better bonding surface prior to the procedure. 

Placement and Curing

Once the treated tooth or teeth have been prepared, Dr. Eldin or Dr. Amer will carefully apply the material. Your doctor will then shape the resin, smooth its surface, and harden it using a curing light. The doctor will complete the treatment by polishing the surface of the newly bonded tooth to achieve the most natural-looking texture. 


No recovery time is needed after the bonding procedure, and most patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward. You can care for your newly bonded teeth the same as your untreated teeth. In addition to practicing good oral hygiene at home to maintain the brilliance of your results, you should visit our practice twice a year so that our doctors can check the structural integrity of the restorations. 

Learn Whether Bonding Is Right for You 

We have many cosmetic treatments available for patients at our practice. To help you achieve a smile you love, we offer in-house financing and accept CareCredit®. Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or calling our Old Bridge office at (732) 679-6666.

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New Jersey Dental Centers

Dr. Mouner Amer and Dr. Khaled Eldin are top-rated doctors who want every patient to love their smile. They are members of trusted dental organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Our dental care is affordable, but we offer flexible financing options to help you pay for treatment. To schedule a consultation at one of our seven locations, call our Old Bridge office at (732) 679-6666 or contact us online.

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