Do your less than perfect teeth cause you to feel insecure about your appearance? You do not need to hide behind the imperfections. Your cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque, Dr. Timothy M. Kelly, can help you get the smile of your dreams using a minimally invasive procedure. With cosmetic bonding, he will improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth in as little as one appointment.



Cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding, uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth. It is made from plastics, which allows it to be customized to match your enamel color. It will blend in with your teeth to create natural-looking results.
Unlike veneers and other treatments, cosmetic bonding does not require your teeth to be permanently altered. This makes the procedure minimally invasive and inexpensive to achieve drastic results when improving:

Dark tooth discoloration

Tooth decay

Chips or cracks

Shorter than average teeth

Teeth with an abnormal shape

Closing gaps between teeth


Cosmetic bonding does not require dental prosthetic to be fabricated in a lab, so you will not need to wait to see results. After Dr. Kelly performs an initial consultation to create an individualized treatment plan, you can start your journey to improved confidence right away.

There is no preparation required, and you will not need an anesthetic unless tooth decay is being treated. To begin, Dr. Kelly will first determine the color of the resin using a guide to closely match your enamel.

The surface of your tooth is lightly etched to ensure a secure bond between it and the resin. A conditioning liquid is coated on your tooth to promote the adhering process. A putty-like resin is applied to your tooth. Dr. Kelly will mold and sculpt it to the desired shape, and a special light is used to quickly harden it.
Before you leave, your tooth is smoothed and polished to create a flawless look. In as little as 30 minutes, you will have a radiant smile you will love showing off.



Cosmetic dental bonding in Albuquerque is a convenient and effective solution to make a long-term investment in your self-esteem. With the right care, it can last for several years before needing to be replaced. To protect its longevity, brush and floss your teeth at home. Do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

It is also best to avoid anything that may cause the bonding to become discolored, such as coffee, smoking, or tea. Although the material is durable, it can fall off, chip, and crack. To prevent damage, do not use your teeth as tools to open packages or bite on inedible objects, like your finger nails.