If you have a chipped tooth, slight gap, or stain you’d like to cover up, bonding might be a good option for you.

Van Ness Family Dentistry can provide tooth bonding in a single visit to patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Freemont, San Jose, and nearby communities.

What is bonding?

Bonding is when materials that are tooth colored are bonded to the surface of your tooth. Different colored resins are mixed to match the color of your tooth. This resin is put on your tooth and carefully shaped. A special chemical or light process is used to harden the resin in place.

Why should I have my tooth bonded?

When you have a little cavity or your tooth is chipped, we can use bonding to fill your tooth. It can also be used to cover stains on your teeth that brushing or whitening treatments cannot remove.

For over years Van Ness Family Dentistry has been bonding teeth to give patients beautiful smiles and protect them from further damages. Cracked or chipped teeth that go untreated are especially in danger of decaying because it is very difficult to thoroughly clean their jagged edges.


How do I take care of a bonded tooth?

To ensure that your newly bonded tooth looks great and works optimally you should continue with good oral care and treat the bonded tooth with a little extra care.

Regular Checkups

Though the bonding material is strong and firmly in place on your tooth, you should continue to have regular checkups so the dentist can make sure it is not showing any signs of premature wear and tear and that all your teeth are still healthy and strong. Weak teeth can compromise the overall health of your entire mouth.

Oral Hygiene

To avoid cavities around the bonded area it is important to maintain proper personal oral hygiene. Products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance are a great option since they meet the ADA’s standards for effectiveness and safety.


Avoid foods that may cause discoloration to your bonded tooth, the bonding material, or surrounding teeth to ensure your smile looks great. It is also important for your oral health to have a healthy diet.

If you think bonding is right for you come by our office in San Francisco, CA or give us a call at (415) 487-1500. We are ready at Van Ness Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you might have over the phone.

Bonding might be just what you were looking for to get the smile you always wanted!