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Dental Bonding

Chips, cracks, stains, and other minor flaws can have a major impact on the appearance of your smile.

Thanks to realistic dental bonding, the dentists at Perfect Smiles California can revamp damaged, crooked, and discolored teeth.

Learn how dental bonding has helped patients throughout Chula Vista, National City, and San Diego, CA...

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a composite resin that is painted directly onto the surface of a tooth. This durable resin conceals minor cosmetic flaws that affect the appearance of your smile.

Drs. David Garate and Myriam Falcon will carefully color match the bonding material to your smile. When treatment is completed, the bonding material is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Here's how dental bonding works...

Here's how dental bonding works...

Dental bonding procedure

Bonding vs. Veneers Comparing Treatment Options


A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored material that is bonded to the front of a tooth. Veneers can yield dramatic results, but they are more expensive and invasive than bonding. During your visit with Drs. Garate and Falcon, they can discuss which treatment option is more ideal for your needs.

The Advantages of Dental Bonding Benefits of Treatment

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Whether filling a cavity or hiding a stain, bonding is minimally invasive. This allows patients to retain their natural tooth structure during the procedure, which is performed with little need for anesthesia.

Quick and Natural-Looking Results

The dental bonding procedure can be completed in just 30 minutes or less. In a simple visit to the dentist, your teeth can look pristine and free from cosmetic imperfections.

An Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Solution

Bonding is less expensive than veneers and dental crowns. Thanks to relatively inexpensive dental bonding, cost is no longer a hurdle for patients interested in cosmetic dentistry.

"I highly recommend them." Five Star Dentistry at Perfect Smiles California


Elijah Mouse

Chula Vista, CA


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The warm and welcoming reception, their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to patient education are outstanding. They explained each step of each procedure, and offered valuable guidance for maintaining oral hygiene. The clinic's cleanliness and the team's genuine kindness, created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that significantly reduced my dental anxiety.

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Tajh Ray

Chula Vista, CA


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Extremely happy with my results thus far with Perfect Smiles California. I truly feel like I am in good hands with Dr. Garate and Falcon. The entire team is very accommodating and make you feel like family. I will update my review as we continue our journey. Shout out to my boy Abel

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The Dental Bonding Procedure A Step-by-Step Guide

The dental bonding procedure can be completed in just 30 minutes or less.

Day of Procedure

The dental bonding procedure can be completed in just 30 minutes or less.

Color Matching the Dental Resin

Each dental bonding procedure is customized to the patient. Drs. Garate and Falcon will ensure that the resin matches the shade of your teeth for the most natural results possible.

Prepping the Tooth

The surface of the tooth is slightly scuffed up. This will improve the bond between the composite resin and the surface of any treated teeth.

Applying the Composite Resin

The composite resin is brushed directly onto the surface of the teeth. The bonding material is carefully shaped in order to achieve optimal results.

Curing the Composite Resin

With the bonding material applied, the teeth are exposed to a special curing light. This light helps the resin harden.

Polishing the Bonded Resin

The final step is polishing any treated teeth. This gives the composite resin a more realistic appearance, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Dental Bonding Aftercare Making Your Results Last

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Proper Oral Hygiene

Patients should continue to brush and floss regularly to maintain good dental health. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste. This is gentle on the teeth and will prolong the duration of the dental bonding treatment.

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Bad Habits to Avoid

Avoiding certain habits will maintain your bonding results. Do not bite your nails, nibble on pens or drinking straws, use your teeth to open packages, or chew on ice cubes. Wear face and mouth protection during sports and other activities where dental injuries can occur.

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Regular Checkups

Patients should continue coming to Perfect Smiles California for their regular checkups every six months. In addition to examining your teeth and gums, we'll keep tabs on your dental bonding treatment to help you smile look great for years to come.

The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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