Dental bonding is one of the quickest and easiest procedures you can have performed. It can be used to make minor repairs to your teeth, including closing small gaps between teeth, concealing discolorations on the enamel, and filling in small cavities. Typically, our dentist in Agoura Hills can complete the procedure between 30 and 60 minutes, so many patients find they can fit it into their busy schedule. Following the bonding procedure, your dentist will give you instructions on how to take care of the bonding material. The bonding material can be customized to match the exact color of your teeth, so you do not have to worry about it standing out. It is possible that this material could stain, but you can clean it just like you would your natural teeth. You should brush and floss your teeth every day to remove stains and harmful bacteria that could lead to cavities. When properly maintained, dental bonding can last between five and seven years. You should continue to schedule regular dental exams with your dentist so that your teeth and restorations can be regularly looked at and cleaned. Talk to your dentist about your options since it may not be best for severe dental problems.