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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding in San Antonio, TX

Many people are concerned about their smiles and turn to restorative and cosmetic dentists to improve the way their smiles look and function. But what if we told you that a cosmetic dentistry technique could do both?

At Local Dental San Antonio, Dr. Joung Lee and Dr. Minkyung Lee offer cosmetic tooth bonding for patients that need tooth repair, want to close small gaps between teeth, or have minor imperfections.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding (or tooth bonding) is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves reshaping the tooth with composite resin. Our cosmetic dentists use the tooth bonding procedure to fix minor shortcomings, like addressing small gaps, chips, cracks, or cavities.

Is dental bonding right for me?

Tooth bonding is a quick, proven method for tooth repair and is ideal for those with excellent oral hygiene and who have minor injuries, tooth decay, or imperfections.

Still, dental bonding is not ideal for everyone. Those who smoke, bite their nails, or need more extensive treatment should seek alternative treatments. Our cosmetic dentists help patients decide which treatments match their needs at initial consultations

Treatment Expectations

For new patients, we strongly suggest filling out new patient forms and submitting insurance information for a more efficient first visit.

How long does the dental bonding procedure take? Usually, it takes our skilled cosmetic dentists 30 to 60 minutes to bond one tooth. This means that you could leave our dental office beaming with a new smile and new-found self-confidence. But our dental team might suggest scheduling several visits when individuals plan on bonding multiple teeth.

Furthermore, we’ve outlined what to expect before, during, and after each dental bonding appointment:


Typically, dental bonding requires no anesthesia. Before starting treatment, our dentist will color-match composite resin as close as possible to your natural tooth to ensure that the dental bonding blends seamlessly with the teeth. Then, our dentists prepare the teeth by gently etching the tooth’s surface, creating an ideal surface for tooth bonding.


After preparing the tooth, our dentist brushes on the composite resin and molds the tooth to an optimized shape. Then, they bond the material with UV light. If necessary, the dentist will shape the tooth after the composite resin dries.


Presto! Your once imperfect or damaged teeth are flawless! How long does tooth bonding last? Typically, dental bonding lasts between 3 to 10 years, but regular touchups can improve their lifespan.
Alter Your Smile in As Little As One Appointment

Dental bonding is a restorative and cosmetic solution that can improve how your smile looks effectively and efficiently. If you’re interested in dramatically transforming your smile in as little as 30 minutes, consult with Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee to see if you qualify for dental bonding.

Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.