What Is Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic Bonding is a specialized procedure that uses composite resin, a tooth-colored material, to address structural imperfections like cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. Our Westchester Cosmetic Dentistry team has mastered the art of applying this resin in a way that looks natural and seamlessly complements your existing teeth.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

  • Polishing: We start by polishing your teeth to prepare the surface.
  • Application of Phosphoric Acid: This etches the tooth surface, ensuring better adhesion of the composite resin.
  • Composite Resin Application: Our skilled team meticulously applies and shapes the resin.

The procedure is so straightforward that anesthesia is often not required, and you’ll see immediate improvements in your smile.

Additional Uses for Dental Bonding

Beyond cosmetic enhancements, dental bonding can also replace amalgam fillings, offering a more natural-looking and durable alternative.


The cost of cosmetic bonding can vary widely based on the complexity of the procedure and the number of teeth being treated. Generally, prices can range from $100 to $400 per tooth. Many dental insurance plans will cover cosmetic bonding if it’s deemed necessary for structural reasons or to replace old fillings but may not cover it if it’s used purely for cosmetic improvements. It’s important to consult with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Additionally, Chappaqua Dentistry can provide a cost estimate during your consultation.

Yes, one of the advantages of cosmetic bonding is its reversibility. Unlike veneers or crowns, which require the removal of a significant portion of the tooth enamel, bonding involves minimal alteration to the natural tooth. If desired, the composite resin used in bonding can be removed or altered without permanently affecting the tooth’s structure. This makes it an excellent option for patients seeking a non-permanent solution to cosmetic dental issues.

At Chappaqua Dentistry, we take great care to ensure that the composite resin used in the bonding process matches the color of your natural teeth. The resin comes in a wide range of shades, and our skilled cosmetic dentists will select a shade that closely resembles the color of your existing teeth. This careful matching process ensures that the bonded areas are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.