Dental Bonding: A Cost-Effective Cosmetic Treatment for Minor Imperfections

Dr. John W. Dovgan can provide affordable, aesthetic dental bonding to refine the shape of your teeth and conceal minor imperfections. Using composite resin, this cosmetic procedure can produce natural-looking results that mach the shade of the rest of your smile. In just one visit to our Phoenix, AZ, office, Dr. Dovgan can transform your smile with this non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses composite resin to transform the size, shape, and color the teeth. We can customize the shade of the resin to precisely match the rest of your smile for a lifelike appearance. This treatment is ideal for concealing a range of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Dark dental stains that cannot be treated with teeth whitening
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are disproportionate in size or asymmetrical
  • Cracks and chips

The composite resin can also strengthen and reinforce teeth that have sustained minor damage.

Photo of a man with a chipped tooth
Dental bonding can effectively refine the shape of your teeth to conceal a range of cosmetic concerns with natural-looking results.

Choosing the Right Treatment

For any cosmetic procedure, you must be in good oral health. Although dental bonding can address many of the same concerns as porcelain veneers, there are a few instances in which bonding is a better solution. Since dental bonding does not require the removal of any enamel, it is more appropriate for patients with sensitive teeth due to enamel erosion. This quality also makes bonding a less permanent treatment, making it a better choice for patients in need of a temporary solution or who are not ready to commit to veneers. Bonding is also a more cost-effective solution than veneers, so it is preferred by patients on a limited budget.

Treatment Process

After an initial consultation to evaluate your candidacy for dental bonding and plan your treatment, Dr. Dovgan will select a shade of composite resin that will match the rest of your smile. Once he places a barrier between the teeth and gums, he can begin the resin application. He will expertly apply the material to each individual tooth, molding and shaping it as needed to achieve your desired results.

Using a curing light, he will harden the material, and then perform a final polishing to give the bonded teeth a lifelike appearance. The entire process can take as few as 30 minutes, depending on the number of teeth requiring treatment. At the conclusion of your appointment, you can leave our office with a smile free from imperfections that may have made you feel self-conscious.

We can customize the shade of the resin to precisely match the shade of the rest of your smile for a lifelike appearance.

Maintaining Results

Composite resin is susceptible to staining, just as your natural teeth are, so you will want to avoid foods and beverages that can tarnish your smile. Substances that cause significant staining include coffee and tea, dark sodas and red wines, berries, soy and tomato sauce, as well as cigarettes and other tobacco products. To avoid damaging your bonded teeth, do not chew on hard objects like ice or pen caps. You should also schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings to ensure longevity of your cosmetic treatment.

Enhance Your Smile

If you want a more beautiful smile but do not think veneers are right for you, contact our practice online to schedule a dental bonding consultation. You can also call our office at (602) 867-1899.

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Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.