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Enhance Your Smile with Dental Bonding in Calgary, AB

When you meet someone for the first time, a smile is critical for creating a good first impression. If you are not smiling, you seem unapproachable and even rude- even when you are actually one of the friendliest people in the world.

Your smile- or lack thereof- says a lot about you. When you don’t smile or when your teeth are in bad shape, it gives the indication that you don’t care about your appearance or your oral/overall health. However, in some cases, dental issues may not be from your personal habits but from genetics or other factors beyond your control.

Peak Dental Group in Calgary offers a variety of cosmetic dental procedures designed to resolve these cosmetic concerns and create a picture-perfect, Hollywood smile.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of your smile. It may also be referred to as teeth bonding or composite bonding. This procedure involves the application of tooth-colored resin to the teeth to change their color, shape, or size.

Dental bonding is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedures because it is non-invasive and doesn’t cost as much as other procedures such as dental veneers or crowns. However, since it is classified as a cosmetic instead of a restorative procedure, dental insurance will usually not cover it.

What Problems Does Dental Bonding Solve?

Dental bonding is used to resolve a variety of cosmetic concerns. Dentists often recommend this procedure for patients with the following problems:

  • Exposed tooth root due to receding gums
  • Discolored teeth that appear gray, yellow, or brown
  • Minor chips/cracks that do not need extensive dental work such as root canal treatment followed by a dental crown
  • Misshapen teeth, including minor gaps and shorter/smaller teeth
  • Minor tooth decay

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

When you are considering any dental procedure, it’s important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages to determine if it is the best option.


There are many advantages associated with dental bonding compared to other options, including:

Minimally invasive

Dental crowns and veneers require significant enamel removal, but dental bonding typically does not.


Dental bonding is one of the more budget-friendly cosmetic procedures.


Dental bonding conceals a variety of cosmetic imperfections including discoloration, chips, gaps, and cracks.


Dental bonding can typically be completed in a single office visit, whereas dental veneers and crowns often require two or more visits.


While the composite resin used in dental bonding is believed to be fairly stain-resistant, it is not designed to resist stains as well as porcelain veneers or crowns. Also, while the results of this procedure can last for a long time, it is not permanent. It will need to be repeated in the future. Finally, while it is durable, it may become chipped over time due to normal wear and tear.

Cost of Dental Bonding in Calgary

The cost of dental bonding depends on the extent of the damage being addressed. On average, you can expect to pay $300 to $600 per tooth. Since this is a cosmetic procedure, this cost comes out of the patient’s pocket- most insurance companies will not cover any portion of the treatment. However, there are financing options available to help you pay for your treatment.

How long does a Dental Bonding Treatment Last?

Dental bonding longevity depends on several factors including diet, lifestyle habits, and oral hygiene. If you take proper care of your teeth, a dental bonding treatment can last 10 years without needing a touchup or replacement.

How is the Dental Bonding Process Performed?

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will perform a comprehensive exam including x-rays to determine your current oral health. In addition, your personal expectations for treatment will be discussed. This information will be used to determine if you qualify for dental bonding.

If you have certain oral problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, those will need to be addressed first.

On average, dental bonding takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. During the procedure, the dentist will:

  • Choose the shade that most closely resembles your natural teeth. If your teeth are discolored, you may wish to undergo tooth whitening first.
  • Tooth preparation, which involves roughening the surface of your tooth so that the bonding material will adhere.
  • Application of composite resin bonding material
  • Curing of the material under a special light, which bonds it to the tooth
  • Polishing of the tooth, including making necessary adjustments and giving it a natural look/shine

There is no recovery time required following dental bonding. You can resume your typical activities as soon as you get out of the dental chair.

While there are no special care considerations for teeth that have been treated with dental bonding, it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene. You should brush at least twice daily, floss at least once, and use an alcohol-free mouthwash to prevent bacteria and plaque buildup along the gumline. In addition, you should visit the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning.

You should also avoid using your teeth as tools, biting your nails, chewing on non-food items, crunching ice, and anything else that could damage the teeth. If you feel like something is wrong, contact the dentist immediately for an emergency evaluation.

Schedule Your Dental Bonding Treatment with Peak Dental Group in Calgary Today!

If you have some minor imperfections in your smile that you would like to resolve, schedule a consultation with the team at Peak Dental Group today. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence at the same time.  

We are located on Nolanridge Court in Toronto. We are open 7 days a week, which allows us to serve as many patients as possible. We understand that many patients simply do not have the time necessary to take off work for dental appointments. We are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Our dentists are passionate about patient care and work closely with patients to ensure that they are comfortable and understand their procedures. We especially love working with pediatric patients to establish a positive relationship between them and dental professionals. We hope that this will prevent them from developing dental anxieties as adults.

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