Dental Bonding in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to the tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Dental bonding procedures are more efficient and more cost-effective than veneers or crowns and are still a great way to make cosmetic improvements to your teeth.

When Should You Consider Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding involves applying a composite resin that blends naturally with the color of the teeth in order to repair damage. It is an affordable alternative to more involved procedures like veneers and crowns. Dental bonding with Dr. Ekstein may be right for you if:

  • Your teeth have minor chips and flaws.
  • Your teeth are mildly crooked or misshapen.
  • Your teeth have minor spaces between them.
  • You are unsure if your tooth needs more extensive work.

Dental Bonding vs. Crowns and Veneers

Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be completed with one office visit because the components do not have to be custom-made in a dental laboratory. The procedure also does not require removing tooth enamel in the same way that veneer and crown procedures do.

On the other hand, bonding does not last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains. For this reason, it is categorized as a small cosmetic touchup and not a major restoration.

What Is the Process of Dental Bonding at Smile Design Specialists?

The bonding procedure typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Dr. Ekstein will begin by examining your teeth to determine their current shade. He will then select a resin that blends in naturally with the existing tooth material and prepare the tooth so that the bonding material will adhere properly. To do this, he will roughen the surface of the affected tooth and apply a liquid conditioner. Dr. Ekstein will then apply the bonding resin to the tooth and cure it precisely into place with an ultraviolet light. Lastly, Dr. Ekstein will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a perfect fit and finish.

If you think dental bonding may be right for you, or you would like to learn about our other services, give us a call at (201) 627-5060! We serve patients from North Arlington, Kearny, Harrison, and the surrounding areas.

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    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

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