Dental bonding is the safest way to cosmetically repair teeth because, unlike other treatments like veneers, it is reversible. It is ideal for fixing chipped teeth, repairing discoloration, or mending gaps. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is entirely safe for children, adolescents, and adults. Tooth bonding, as well as a wide range of pediatric dental and orthodontic treatments, are available at Clifton & Mauney in Chapel Hill.

To learn more about bonding, reach out to Clifton & Mauney today. Our staff can answer any questions you have about this service. Reach out by calling 888.339.8108 or filling out this online form. We will be glad to speak on the phone or schedule an appointment about our dental bonding service.   


Teen patient smiling at the camera during her appointment at Clifton & Mauney

What Is Dental Bonding? 

Dental bonding treatment is one of the most common procedures in dentistry today. 

It is primarily cosmetic and uses the same tooth-colored resin that is used to fill cavities. In the bonding procedure, this can be used to: 

  • Fill cracks or conceal chips 
  • Cover up tooth discoloration 
  • Change the shape of teeth or lengthen them 
  • Close up gaps and spaces between teeth 

Bonding can be done on children and teens. Some procedures are not recommended until adult teeth are all in place. 

Unlike veneers, which are irreversible and must be replaced every 10 to 20 years, bonding can be reversed if desired. That said, bonds will still need to be touched up every so often—usually once every 5 to 10 years.

Tooth bonding is unlikely to involve removing any of the tooth’s natural enamel in order to be applied, which is one reason it is reversible. 


What Happens During Dental Bonding? 

Once we have discussed what the goals of the bond are, the dentist will: 

The whole procedure for one tooth usually lasts about thirty minutes, up to an hour, depending on the complexity.

There is zero recovery or downtime necessary after bonding. All normal activities can resume once the appointment is over.

a young adult receiving teeth bonding treatment at the dentist

Benefits of Dental Bonding 

For children and teens, tooth bonding is ideal for the above reasons. A more permanent solution is always an option if desired later in life. 

Call Clifton & Mauney Today About Pediatric Dental Bonding Services 

Our staff is ready to answer your questions and provide you with accurate information so you can make the important decisions about your children’s dental care. We are proud to maintain a gold standard in our customer service. That means that every patient and potential patient is important to us, and that includes your complete satisfaction. 

We take the long view because we provide comprehensive care—both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics under one roof. We will provide answers that consider the patient’s entire dental lifetime, current and future. 

Reach out today to learn more about our tooth bonding service. It’s easy to connect with us by completing this online form or dialing us at 888.339.8108. We look forward to chatting.