Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Ann Arbor Dentist

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your smile, schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists. You may be a candidate for dental bonding if you need to repair front teeth with minor chips, cracks, and other imperfections.

Here are some of the advantages of cosmetic bonding.

Repairs the “Smile Zone”

The “smile zone” refers to your front teeth that show when you smile and talk. Restoring these teeth can greatly improve a patient’s self-esteem. Our dentists use a tooth-colored resin to fix front teeth with minor imperfections, such as cracks and chips.

You may be a candidate for dental bonding if you have:

  • Small stains on your teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Misshaped teeth


Compared to other procedures such as dental crowns and veneers, dental bonding is an extremely simple treatment. In many cases, the procedure can be completed in a single visit to the dentist, whereas crowns and veneers need to be manufactured in a lab before the procedure can even take place. In fact, the entire dental bonding procedure can be completed in as little as one appointment.

Preserves Tooth Enamel

Your dentist may have told you that once tooth enamel is gone, it’s gone for good. Since enamel protects the sensitive inner layers of your teeth, it is crucial for your tooth enamel to remain undamaged.

Unlike dental crowns and porcelain veneers, little to no enamel is removed from the tooth during the dental bonding process. Since very little enamel is removed, the natural health and structure of your teeth will remain intact.


Patients rarely feel any pain during the cosmetic bonding procedure. Dentists only need to use numbing medication for cases involving dental decay (cavities). Compared to potentially painful and invasive procedures like root canals, dental bonding is a breeze.


The composite resin used in dental bonding is a very durable and long-lasting substance. For many patients, the benefits of the procedure last between 3 and 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced. Porcelain veneers tend to last between 10 and 15 years as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

Although cosmetic bonding has many benefits, the procedure is best suited for minor cosmetic changes. To learn more about the advantages of cosmetic bonding, please feel free to schedule an appointment with our office.

Restores Your Confidence

It’s difficult to smile with confidence when you have front teeth with noticeable chips, cracks, and gaps. If you have minor cosmetic damage, dental bonding may be the best option. But first, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.

Once your front teeth are repaired, you’ll be able to talk, eat, and smile with confidence. Instead of hiding your smile, you’ll be able to show it off to the world.

Request an Appointment

Robert J. Stevenson DDS and the staff would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for cosmetic bonding. To request a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, call (734) 201-1610.

This blog post has been updated.