Dental Bonding Specialist

Swati Agarwal, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Are you interested in improving the appearance of discolored, misshapen, cracked, or chipped teeth, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of veneers or crowns? If so, dental bonding at the office of Swati Agarwal, DDS, located in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, California, might be just what you’re looking for. Dental bonding uses a putty-like resin to coat your teeth, covering up imperfections. To learn more, call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Agarwal and the team, or schedule an appointment online.

Dental Bonding Q&A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a process during which Dr. Agarwal applies a tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth to restore them aesthetically. When the composite resin bonds with a tooth, it disguises and repairs fractures, chips, decay, or discoloration. Bonding can also add material to misshapen teeth.

Dental bonding creates a similar effect as veneers, but the process is less expensive and quicker.

Is dental bonding right for me?

If you’re looking for a quick fix to tooth fractures, discolorations, or decay, dental bonding may be the answer for you.

If you’re seeking out a permanent solution or superior stain resistance, veneers might be a better fit for you. Veneers are long-lasting and strong. They’re also non-porous, which means that they repel stains.

What’s the dental bonding procedure like?

The dental bonding procedure involves four main steps: preparation, application, hardening, and finishing touches.


To prepare your tooth for bonding, Dr. Agarwal begins by using a shade guide to match a composite resin to your natural tooth shade. Once she has selected the resin, she carefully roughens or etches the surface of your tooth.


After your tooth is ready, Dr. Agarwal applies a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material better adhere. Then, she applies the bonding material. The bonding material is a putty-esque resin that, once applied, is carefully smoothed and molded until it looks just right.


Once your bonded tooth looks just as natural and beautiful as the teeth around it, Dr. Agarwal hardens the bonding material using an ultraviolet light or laser.

Finishing touches

Finally, Dr. Agarwal shapes your tooth, trims it if necessary, then polishes it until it shines.

Most of the time, you only need to go in once for dental bonding. If you’re only getting one tooth bonded, expect to spend half an hour to an hour in the dental chair.

Do you want to improve the look of your teeth today? For an expedient, low-maintenance solution, set up an appointment for dental bonding at the office of Swati Agarwal, DDS, online or over the phone.