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Creative Dimensions in Dentistry

Dentists located in Castro Valley, CA & San Leandro, CA

Dental Bonding Specialist

Cracks, chips, and discoloration can make it hard for your teeth to look their best. Dental bonding can help create the beautiful smile you deserve. The dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry, with offices conveniently located in Castro Valley and San Leandro, California, have the experience and skill to make tooth repairs invisible -- so the only thing people notice is your amazing smile. Call today for your appointment or book your visit online anytime.

Dental Bonding Q&A

What is dental bonding?

For dental bonding, your dentist uses a tough, tooth-colored, composite resin (plastic) to repair chipped, fractured, and discolored teeth. It’s also used to resize small teeth, fill in unwanted gaps between teeth, and reshape a pointy or oddly-formed tooth that detracts from your smile.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

When compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, bonding is an easy and relatively inexpensive method of obtaining an even smile. The material used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match your existing teeth so the results appear natural. Bonding can also be used to help protect a tooth root that’s been exposed due to gum recession. It only takes one office visit to complete the bonding process, and for many patients, that’s a valuable convenience.

What is the procedure like?

Before beginning, your dentist chooses the shade of composite resin that most closely matches your natural tooth color. Then the surface of the tooth undergoing repair is etched slightly and coated with a conditioning liquid that helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth.

Your dentist then applies the putty-like resin to the tooth and molds it into its proper shape. The material is then hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser. After it hardens completely, your dentist can trim and shape the repair further as necessary. To finish the process, your dentist polishes the bonding material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface.

Depending on how many teeth you’re having repaired and the type of repair, the procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes. If you plan to have multiple teeth bonded, you may need more time.

How long does dental bonding last?

Your results may vary, but bonding is expected to last up to 10 years. Your dentist can check its condition during your routine dental checkups and may recommend repairs when needed. Certain liquids, such as coffee or tea, can stain the material, but your dentist can tell you how to avoid stains, or they can be polished away during an office visit.

For detailed answers to your questions about dental bonding, call Creative Dimensions in Dentistry today to schedule an appointment or book your visit online.


We accept the majority of dental insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

We are preferred providers for Delta Dental Premier and Cigna.

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Words from our patients

  • "Excellent service. I would most definitely recommend Creative Dimensions in Dentistry. Very professional, informative about what is being done and very friendly."

    Delanie A.
  • "A textbook example of how a dental office visit should be. Geraldine is a great hygienist, both pleasant and extremely competent..."

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  • "I absolutely love going to Creative Dimensions! Everyone there is so welcoming and make you feel like a part of the family! My family and I have been coming here..."

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  • "Been coming here for a number of years and have always felt nothing but professionalism, great dental care and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend CDD."

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  • "I've been going here for my entire life. They take great care of me and my teeth, and now my children's, too. They go above and beyond to address my concerns."

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  • "As a long-time patient of Creative Dimensions, I feel is the best dental experience I have ever had."

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  • "Staff is very Professional and Courteous. They provide Great Dental Care. I also brought my son to this Dentistry."

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  • "I've been with Creative Dimensions for over 15 years now and wouldn't ever think of going any place else for my dental needs...they simply are the best."

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  • "I always have a good experience with Chris at the Castro Valley office. I feel she always does a great job cleaning my teeth. She is my favorite hygienist!"

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  • "Absolutely love this place. I feel that their attention to detail and level of professionalism is outstanding. They have awesome people and up to date technology."

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  • "I had a great experience yesterday! I arrived early. They took me right in! Got X-rays, dental exam, and my cleaning done in under 40 minutes!"

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  • "we have been going there for 10 years this coming November. excellent work, friendly professional staff, always feel comfortable no matter the procedure."

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  • "I've been going here for years so I'm surprised to get this now. I've always liked the service here whether it's a cleaning, consultation or dental work."

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  • "I love this dentist and dentist office. Accommodating, personable, and friendly. I can't say anything but good things about I and my son's experience there."

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