Dental Bonding

Are distracting dental imperfections, such as cracks, chips, and discoloration, causing you to hide your smile? Consider dental bonding.

Drs. Brandon Kofford and Kevin Lim can correct aesthetic concerns with one simple bonding treatment at our Cary, NC, practice.

If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure to boost your confidence, dental bonding will check off most features on your wish list.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding involves applying tooth-colored composite resin directly to the surface of your teeth to fix cosmetic flaws. Patients frequently use bonding to repair teeth that are cracked, discolored, poorly shaped, and more.
*According to the American Dental Association

3 Benefits of Dental Bonding


Unlike crowns and veneers, which take time to prepare and multiple appointments to complete, dental bonding can be performed in less than an hour. This fast and painless procedure is an incredibly convenient way to enhance your smile for years to come.

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Bonding is among the most affordable treatments in cosmetic dentistry, allowing you to change the aesthetics of your smile without breaking the bank. Our practice gladly offers flexible financing options, and we can help you coordinate a plan for low monthly payments.

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Our bonding treatments are performed with a special aesthetic composite that creates lifelike results. Our dentists use their eye for detail to ensure that your results look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, giving you the beautiful smile you've always wanted.

Dentistry Done Right

You Can Trust Us With Your Smile

Don’t underestimate the importance of an experienced dentist when it comes to your cosmetic dental treatment. While bonding may be a simple procedure, choosing the right dentist can mean the difference between an artificial-looking repair and a truly stunning enhancement.

Our team take special care with each patient to create completely natural-looking results that best compliment the patient’s unique smile. For dentistry done right, look no further than Cary Prosthodontics.

Schedule a consultation today to get started on your cosmetic dental bonding treatment. Patients in Cary and Raleigh, NC, can reach our dental office online or by calling:

Candidates for Treatment

While most of our patients in the greater Raleigh area qualify for dental bonding, we will assess a few factors to ensure this treatment is right for you.

Oral Health

Patients should have good overall oral health. This means you should be free of tooth decay and periodontal disease. If you are in need of restorative work, our dentists will tend to those concerns first before moving to bonding.

Cosmetic Issues

Bonding works best for minor repairs and enhancement, not major dental corrections. If you have a significant degree of misalignment or extensive structural issues, orthodontics, crowns, or veneers may better suit you.


Dental bonding can be a great way to ease into cosmetic dentistry without committing to an expensive or permanent procedure. However, it is important to understand the results might not last as long as alternative treatments.

Traditional Veneers vs. Composite Veneer Bonding

Our dentists provide composite veneer bonding as a more conservative alternative to traditional veneers, particularly for younger patients. While veneers require removing a layer of enamel from the front surface of a tooth, composite veneer bonding will not alter your natural tooth structure. You can ask your dentist about this treatment at your next appointment to see if it’s right for you.

Your Cosmetic Bonding Treatment Timeline

What to Expect on the Day of the Procedure

Bonding usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour.


We begin your treatment by selecting the right color of composite resin using a precise shade guide to compare to your natural teeth. Then your dentist will prepare your tooth (or teeth) for the procedure.

Tooth Prep

Prep work is usually very minimal. It typically involves etching the surface of the enamel to improve the strength of the bonding. In some cases, it may also require minor reshaping of the tooth. Most patients find the process completely pain-free and do not need a local anesthetic.


Next, we apply a liquid solution to your enamel and begin to layer the tooth-colored composite resin onto the targeted area. We will sculpt and refine the material until it conceals the imperfection and takes the shape of your natural tooth. When we are satisfied with the result, we cure the resin with an ultraviolet light to harden it in place.

Finishing Touches

After the resin is cured, your dentist will make some final adjustments and polish the material to a smooth, shiny finish. In total, the dental procedure usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour.

Take a Look at the Incredible Results

While bonding is often used to touch up minor cracks and discoloration, it can also be used to rebuild a tooth’s structure. This dental patient had a substantially chipped tooth that was reconstructed using just composite resin. The results look completely authentic and blend in seamlessly with the color of the natural enamel.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

The results of dental bonding vary from one patient to the next, depending on how well you care for your teeth and follow maintenance instructions. According to the Cleveland Clinic, bonding typically lasts 3-10 years and sometimes longer. If you are looking for longer-lasting results, you may want to consider veneers, as these have a lifespan closer to 10 years on average.

Maintaining Your Results

Avoid Dental Stains

The composite resin material will not be as stain-resistant as veneers or other porcelain restorations, so make sure to avoid dark-colored foods and drinks that can stain your new bonding material.

Be Careful Chewing

Dental bonding is durable but susceptible to damage, just like your natural teeth. You can prevent cracks and chips by not chewing anything that would cause you to exert too much pressure on your teeth.

Practice Good Hygiene

The aesthetics of your smile are nothing without a strong, healthy foundation. Care for your dental health by brushing and flossing on a daily basis and attending regular checkups at our Cary, NC, practice.

Visit Our Top-Rated Office

Are you looking for a dental practice you can trust to provide high-quality care? Our office is regularly rated five stars for the professional and friendly care we provide to our patients. To meet with one of our dentists and start your dental crown process, fill out our online form to request your consultation. You can also contact us by calling our office, serving Cary and Raleigh, NC, at: 

Cary Prosthodontics

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 to provide the finest care to residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and surrounding areas. Our compassionate and caring prosthodontists are members of a number of professional associations, including:
  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (919) 858-8193 to speak to a member of our team today.

The Proof is in Our patients

Linda D.
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Staff is professional but caring, more so than other medical offices I’ve been to. When you walk in they actually greet you by name. They remember details of your previous visits, which speaks to a great office staff. And Dr. Lim does his best to see that you have a good outcome. Thanks to all!
Joyce Th.
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Was treated with so much respect from the Dr. and staff. I’m a very nervous person when it comes to having dental work done I can’t help it, but they made feel so comfortable so easy to explain to let them know why I was there. I couldn’t wait to tell my family and friends. Thanks
Jennifer Y.
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Yet again, an EXCELLENT visit with Dr Koffard. The staff are so thoughtful and welcoming, professional and knowledgeable and I really appreciate the lightness of the spirit in the entire office; not to mention Dr Koffards’ effervescent nature. Thank you again for taking such good care of me. Oh! And congratulations on the new, roomy office space! It’s beautiful!
Megan F.
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My doctor and the nurse were absolutely amazing . i have bad anxiety when it comes to mouth operations and they walked me through every step, everything was super quick and easy. I wish there was another way to thank the ladies who worked on me bc i have never been so comfortable.

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