Dental Bonding: An Affordable & Comfortable Smile Enhancement

If you cringe looking at old photos of yourself smiling or tend to cover your mouth when you laugh, you’re not alone. Many of us have small things about our smiles that chip away at our confidence, whether it’s a tiny gap, dull color, or unflattering tooth shape. Yet extensive procedures seem too invasive just for minor flaws. That’s why dental bonding may be the perfect solution for you. 

With advanced bonding techniques provided at Aesthetic Dental Associates, Dr. Robert Johnson can quickly and comfortably enhance little imperfections in just one visit – no shots, drilling, or major costs required. If you’re ready to transform your smile with fast, affordable, and comfortable dental bonding, call Aesthetic Dental Associates at (206) 682-3888 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Johnson.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, comfortable cosmetic procedure that allows Dr. Johnson to wholly transform smiles right here in his Seattle, WA dental office. He uses a tooth-colored composite resin material that bonds to the surface of teeth, improving their shape, size, or color. In a single appointment, Dr. Johnson can reshape, repair, or recolor your teeth for a naturally beautiful enhanced smile.

Uses of Dental Bonding

Dr. Johnson relies on dental bonding to enhance his patients’ smiles in a variety of ways.

  • Cosmetic Improvements – Conceal surface stains, close small gaps between teeth, or fix minor chips/cracks for a flawless look. Bonding allows Dr. Johnson to delicately perfect your smile without drilling into healthy tooth structure.
  • Restorative Purposes – Fill subtle cavities and support dental crowns without removing tooth structure. Bonding material anchors dental crowns for added longevity.
  • Fix Minor Flaws – Dental bonding enables Dr. Johnson to fix slight cosmetic flaws for optimal aesthetics. Reshaping teeth to be more proportional, closing spaces between teeth, or recoloring discolored teeth for a brightened smile.
  • Repair Chipped Teeth –. If you have small chips in your tooth enamel, bonding material can be precisely molded by Dr. Johnson to fill the flaws for a repaired smile. The bonded resin protects against sensitivity or decay.
  • Enhance Discolored Teeth – Teeth darkened from age or medications can be lightly recolored by Dr. Johnson with natural-looking dental bonding material. Rapidly achieve a whitened smile and boosted confidence.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Creating gorgeous smiles with bonding material is easy and stress-free in Dr. Johnson’s experienced hands. Your Seattle dentist will talk you through the simple bonding process step-by-step. Your consultation is a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. 


To prepare your teeth, Dr. Johnson will lightly roughen the surface of the tooth. This helps the resin material to properly adhere. Once the tooth is ready, the bonding agent is applied.


With an artist’s eye for precision, Dr. Johnson will sculpt the tooth-colored putty into the desired shape and then harden it using a special curing light. The putty bonds to the natural tooth.


Finally, Dr. Johnson will use fine polishing tools to gently buff the bonded resin for a flawless finish. A thin protective layer can be added if desired for extra resilience against chipping or discoloration over time.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dr. Johnson’s Seattle patients love how bonding:

  • Wholly transforms smiles in one visit
  • Preserves healthy tooth structure
  • Strengthens teeth against cracks and decay
  • Is an affordable and long-lasting aesthetic solution
  • Requires no numbing or drilling into the tooth
  • Little to no discomfort
  • Crafted from durable resin materials
  • Natural-looking seamless bond with surrounding teeth

Smile-enhancing bonding is a fast, easy, and comfortable way to boost your confidence. Contact our Seattle office today to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Johnson.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can dental bonding be used as a quick fix before an event like a wedding?
Does insurance cover dental bonding procedures?
Can I get dental bonding if I have metal braces?
Does getting dental bonding mean I can’t whiten my teeth anymore?
Can dental bonding be used as a quick fix before an event like a wedding?

Yes, bonding works great as a temporary cosmetic fix before a special event. The whole process only takes about an hour and results are immediate. Just be aware bonding is not as durable long-term compared to veneers or crowns.

Does insurance cover dental bonding procedures?

Dental insurance often covers a portion of dental bonding costs, around 20-50%. But policies and percentages vary widely. Those with no annual maximum allowance or cosmetic dentistry coverage will receive the greatest bonding benefits.

Can I get dental bonding if I have metal braces?

Yes, it is possible to get dental bonding resin applied while you still have metal braces. It just requires some special coordination with your orthodontist. Temporary bonding materials are used until the braces come off for your final bonding work.

Does getting dental bonding mean I can’t whiten my teeth anymore?

You can still whiten your natural teeth after getting dental bonding, but the bonded resin won’t change color with whitening treatments. Your dentist will need to replace or repolish the bonded sections afterward to match the new lighter tooth shade. So some additional visits may be required.

Don’t Hide Your Smile Any Longer – Call Today!

Even minor flaws that detract from the look of your smile can greatly impact your self-image and confidence. If you live in Seattle, or surrounding areas such as Bellevue, or Tacoma, WA, and have hesitated to show off your teeth, don’t wait any longer. 

With Aesthetic Dental Associates’ simple dental bonding solutions, you can quickly enhance small imperfections in just one visit. Contact Dr. Johnson’s office today at (206) 682-3888 to schedule a private consultation. With custom-crafted resin bonded seamlessly to your natural teeth, you can face the world feeling happier, more self-assured, and ready to beam brightly.