Quincy Dental Bonding by Dr. Janes

Tooth Bonding

Serving Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois areas

Most minor dental problems can be solved through dental bonding. It is a relatively inexpensive and popular option for improving:


A tooth-colored composite that is similar to putty in consistency is used as the bonding material. This material comes in different shades, and Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Janes will choose one that matches your natural tooth color.

The bonding will adhere more strongly by first roughing the tooth slightly. The bonding is applied in increments. Areas that need more bulk are built up, and those that need a new surface are smoothed over.

Once the appropriate amount of bonding has been applied and shaped to satisfaction, it is hardened by a curing light. It will then look like the tooth that is being repaired. It may not have the sheen of porcelain or the translucence of natural teeth, but it is an effective way to quickly and sturdily repair minor damages, and is popular for this reason.

Bonding can be done in one office visit in a quick and painless way. No anesthetic is needed and no mold needs to be made.

Caring for your bonded teeth

Your bonded teeth need the same care you’d give your regular teeth. Bonding can chip, so some habits to avoid are fingernail biting, chewing on pens, ice or other hard objects. With proper care, your bonding should last anywhere from three to ten years.

For more information on this dental procedure, see Questions about Tooth Bonding.

If you live in the Hannibal, Missouri area and think you might be a candidate for Tooth bonding, or have further questions about the procedure, please contact our Quincy or Hannibal dentistry office today to arrange a dental bonding consultation.

Quincy, Illinois Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Charles Janes

Charles W. Janes, D.D.S.
Functional Cosmetic Dentistry & Full Mouth Rehabilitation

"Designing Smiles, Enhancing Life"

501 Clinic Rd., Hannibal, Missouri 63401

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Dr. Charles Janes is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies