Understanding Tooth Bonding

Tooth Bonding at StarBrite Dental. in Dublin CA Area

Dentistry has come a long way over the last several years in the following respects. There are more options to choose from when you have a dental issue, and the comfort level of the dental patient has significantly increased over the last several years.

There is an extensive list of dental procedures available to you today. Read on and understand what is involved with one of these procedures called tooth bonding. If you have the following dental issue, your dentist in Dublin, California, may recommend a tooth bonding to:

  • Repair decayed tooth
  • Repair chipped or fractured tooth
  • Decreases discolored teeth
  • Make teeth longer
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Change the shape of a tooth
  • Protects an exposed root due to receding gums

Tooth bonding requires your dentist to use a resin filler colored to match your natural teeth. This filler quickly hardens through a special light that allows the material to bond to the tooth.

Your dentist may or may not use anesthesia, depending on whether drilling is necessary. They will take a comprehensive look at the color to match the bonding material to your natural teeth closely. When hardened, the dentist trims and shapes the tooth. The last step is to polish the tooth, further helping the tooth to match your natural teeth. Tooth bonding from the beginning to the end takes 30-60 minutes per tooth. If you have multiple teeth needing bonding, you will likely have to schedule return visits.

As with everything else, there are pros and cons to teeth bonding.


  • Easy procedure.
  • Least expensive.
  • Completed in office.
  • Lesser tooth enamel removed.
  • No anesthesia unless a cavity must be drilled and filled
  • No special care is needed, except for routine daily oral hygiene care.


  • Bonding material does not resist stains.
  • Bonding does not last as long as other options.
  • Bonding material can chip and break off the tooth. You cannot bite your fingernails, chew on pens, ice, hard candy, or other hard foods. You can no longer rip things with your teeth.

The cost of bonding depends on your dental practice and the tooth damage involved. Bonding solutions answer a number of dental issues easily, effectively, and affordably.

Call StarBrite Dental Today 

Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her team and staff of seasoned professionals at StarBrite Dental await your call for a free no-obligation dental assessment for tooth bonding in Dublin, California. We are eager to meet you and serve you and your family’s dental needs.

Call our office for more information
Call us at (925) 828-0252     or     Schedule an Appointment

Our other services include cosmetic and sedation dentistry.

Please give us a call at (925) 828-0252 or visit us at our Dublin or Freemont locations. 

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Munira Lokhandwala, DDS FICOI
StarBrite Dental - Dublin offers trusted, world-class dentistry solutions upon which hundreds of residents rely for all their dental needs. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is one of the critical pillars of the dental clinic specializing in cosmetic and general dentistry. Her experience gives her the ability to provide ideal and customized solutions for many dental issues clients may have.

Dr. Munira Lokhandwala takes pride in ensuring quality service, and her precision and attention to detail can be seen with all her patients. In addition, to being a skilled and qualified dentist, Dr. Munira has a pleasant and friendly attitude and warmly welcomes anyone to StarBrite Dental - Dublin for dental assistance.
7197 Village Pkwy Suite B, Dublin,
CA 94568
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