Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Do stains, chips, or gaps in your smile steal all the attention when you talk? Do these imperfections make you feel self-conscious? 

Then it’s time to consider dental bonding, a simple and affordable procedure that enhances your smile and restores your confidence.

Turn to Dr. James Slaman in Albuquerque, NM, to discover how dental bonding can enhance your smile.

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Is a Versatile, Popular Solution

It's Affordable

Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available and costs substantially less than porcelain veneers. Plus, it conceals stains, closes gaps between teeth, and hides other imperfections marring your smile. 

It's Quick

Because there is minimal preparation needed for dental bonding, you're typically in and out in one visit of less than an hour. In contrast, veneers require temporary restorations and multiple visits over a couple of weeks to complete.

It's Reversible

Unlike veneers, enamel does not need to be removed and teeth do not need to be reshaped for bonding. Instead, the tooth is only gently etched before applying the composite resin material. And, if you change your mind, bonding is reversible.

Create a More Beautiful Smile with Dental Bonding

Before and After Dental Bonding - Before
Before and After Dental Bonding - After
Cosmetic dentist James Slaman in Albuquerque, NM, skillfully applies bonding material to close gaps between teeth and create a more beautiful smile.  

About Dental Bonding

In this video, Dr. James Slaman discusses dental bonding. This material can be used to address a variety of dental needs, from filling cavities to cosmetic enhancement. The dental bonding process is much simpler than it was in the past.

What Problems Can Dental Bonding Solve? 

Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied to your tooth. It is shaped and then hardened with a special light. This step "bonds" the material to the tooth. 

Because composite resin is so easily molded, dentists like Dr. Slaman use it in a variety of situations to mask imperfections and improve your smile. Bonding can:

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Mask discolored teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Make stubby teeth look longer
  • Make misshapen teeth look symmetrical
  • Protect exposed tooth roots
  • Repair cavities with a tooth-colored filling
  • Build up teeth worn down by erosion

Put Your Smile in the Hands of a Cosmetic Dentist

People aspiring to a more beautiful smile should look to a cosmetic dentist who holds himself to the highest standards. Dr. Slaman in Albuquerque, NM, is a distinguished restorative and cosmetic dentist who has been serving the needs of his hometown for more than two decades.

He consistently receives glowing reviews from his satisfied patients and is always setting the bar higher for himself by learning the latest in cosmetic and other dental techniques. For him, "average" isn't good enough.

His attention to detail extends to the dental practice, which offers thoughtful amenities such as warm blankets, headphones, specialty coffee, and filtered water.

Dr. Slaman is also sensitive to costs. He accepts a variety of insurance plans and, to make dental services available to the widest range of people, also offers CareCredit® financing and in-office payment plans to cover out-of-pocket costs. 

Take the first step toward a more beautiful smile by requesting a consultation:

(505) 881-7586

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Sandra Kutarnia


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Dr. Slaman and his staff are so professional and caring. Dr. Slaman made time to fix a chip in a front tooth during a routine exam. He could have asked me to schedule another time to get this done, but instead he took care of this for me during the exam. I appreciated his respect for my time and left feeling, and looking so much better. 

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Forrest Scott Brinkley


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Having a former dental assistant for a mother will cause one to have high standards for his or her dentist. Mom would approve. From state-of-the-art equipment and methodology to an impeccably organized and professional office staff, one would have an extremely hard time doing better in Albuquerque-or anywhere else.

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The Dental Bonding Treatment Process

The first step is scheduling a consultation to discuss your goals.

During this visit, Dr. Slaman will examine your teeth and gums and go over your options. Dental bonding is a versatile solution for many imperfections, but if it is not suitable in your case, he will offer suggestions that are better suited to your needs. 

The dental treatment itself is simple and straightforward, which is why bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. You can expect several steps:

Dr. Slaman will color match the composite resin to the shade of your teeth to create a natural-looking restoration. 

The dentist will then apply a solution that slightly roughens the surface of the tooth. This allows the resin to properly adhere to the tooth. 

The resin will be applied to the tooth and carefully shaped and molded to achieve your goals. 

Using a special light, the composite resin will be hardened and bonded to the tooth. Any necessary final adjustments will be made to ensure your satisfaction.

The final step is polishing the tooth and resin to achieve the most natural-looking results.

Dr. James Slaman DDS

James Slaman, DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman specializes in cosmetic dentistry and offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of various professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Faculty Club​

To request an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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