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New Westminster, BC / 604-524-0800

North Vancouver, BC / 604-986-0800

Dental Bonding

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a process designed to repair or alter the appearance of teeth. Dental bonding is sometimes confused with veneers, however, veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, where dental bonding is typically only used on small portions of the tooth. Dental bonding can also be performed in a single appointment, whereas fitting and applying veneers typically requires several appointments.

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How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Dental bonding is performed with a special material called composite, which starts as a sort of soft resin, and then hardens when cured by a special light. Composite comes in a variety of colours, allowing the dentist to match the repairs to your natural teeth, or even lighten the appearance of your natural teeth with a thin coat of the resin.

The dentist will apply the composite directly to the area of the tooth that requires correction. Once the composite is applied, your dentist will begin to sculpt the resin to get the desired shape, correct any gaps, or fill any chips.

When you and the dentist are both happy with the sculpted shape of the resin, the dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to harden and set the composite.

The Uses of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be used for both cosmetic and functional purposes. Dentists often use it to fill chips or cracks in a tooth. Bonding can also be useful for alignment issues, poorly shaped teeth, or to fill unusual gaps in the teeth. In cases where patients have one or two teeth that are not the same colour as the rest, that tooth can be lightly coated with a shade of composite that matches their smile.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last

Composite is quite strong, and with the appropriate care, tooth bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years. This, of course, is significantly longer than a standard whitening treatment and is far less invasive than veneers, crowns, or dental implants.

Visit One of Our Two Locations

New Westminister

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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New Westminister

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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