How Bonding Can Help Your Smile

Even small cosmetic defects detract from an otherwise healthy and attractive smile. Your Pasadena dentist, Dr. Jerry Johnson, offers dental bondingnatural-looking and durable composite resin bonding. He can tell you how this one-visit cosmetic treatment can help your smile.

What is composite resin?

It's a strong, moldable blend of acrylic and glass particles. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry calls composite resin an "additive" material because your Pasadena dentist adds it to the surface of chipped, gapped, cracked, undersized or otherwise flawed teeth, and is shaped to achieve a natural look. Composite resin also restores teeth injured by dental decay, creating a tooth-colored filling that is seamless and just as strong as natural tooth structure.

The treatment process

If Dr. Johnson evaluates your smile and believes composite resin would improve its appearance, he prepares the tooth surfaces with a mild etching liquid. Then, he adds the color-matched material, shaping and trimming it with true artistic skill. When he is satisfied with the results, Dr. Johnson hardens the composite resin with a curing light and polishes it for a bright finish. Repairs made with composite resin are virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth enamel.

Benefits of direct bonding

There are many benefits including:

  • Lower cost than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns
  • Ease of application
  • Moldability
  • Natural looks and function
  • Durability (it lasts about ten years or more with good at-home and in-office care)
  • Repair of children's teeth injured during sports, falls and more
  • Can be redone as needed
  • Takes just one visit brief to Dr. Johnson's office

The complete makeover

Finally, composite resin bonding often accompanies other aesthetic dental treatments to complete a smile makeover. For instance, Dr. Johnson may use bonding to enhance some top front teeth which have minor chips, but also use porcelain crowns to even the bite and support the structure of previously restored back teeth.

Find out more

Renewing your smile can be easier than you may think. Why not contact Dr. Jerry Johnson and his staff for a cosmetic dental consultation? Be sure to ask about composite resin bonding! Call today: (626) 798-7896.


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Dr. Jerry Johnson is amazing!   Love him. I have delta dental PPO and switched to him when I moved to the area. Highly recommend!

 X. Horwitz


I'm so glad that I found this dentist! He and his staff are the nicest, kindest, and professional people! The main reasons are that they are honest and fair. I feel like I'm going to see family when I go there. Dr. Johnson and his team always treat you with care. They are very gentle, because I'm sure that they are cognizant of the fact that most people are very frightened to see a dentist and get their teeth cleaned or treated. Great people-highly recommended! 

Richard P.


January 25, 2023

Dr. Johnson and his staff worked with me when I had a recent dental emergency. He was able to work me into his schedule and diagnose my cracked tooth and provide temporary relief from the pain. I am extremely happy with my new crown and feel that Dr. Johnson did an amazing job. 


I wouldn't go anywhere else! I have a phobia of dentists and had stayed away from any for 5-6 years until I found Doctor Johnson. He worked with me and seemed to understand my fear. With a genetic tendency for gum problems, he has done everything to help encourage me to improve my dental health. Even when I went to grad school and had access to the low-cost university dentist, I chose to have Dr Johnson do my dental work. 5 stars all the way.  

 Michele Y.


Dr. Johnson is a high-quality dentist who takes the time to explain any procedure you need to have done, which greatly puts you at ease. I recently broke off a piece of one of my back molars while eating at a restaurant. I called his office and Dr. Johnson was able to see me right away and fit me in to his schedule. I ended up needing a crown and couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you, Dr. Johnson!     

I have been going to Dr. Johnson's office for a number of years and I cannot recommend them enough.  The staff is knowledgeable, courteous and always friendly - there is a caring, personal touch here that you do not find with all Dental Offices.  

From the moment you arrive you are greeted with a smile and a warm demeanor by Mary at the front desk, and that feeling continues through the rest of your visit.  Dr. Johnson always takes the time to explain any necessary procedures and offers advice & tips on ways that I can improve my teeth in advance of the next visit.  

Patrick F.

Sep 20, 2010 

I know that often people don't usually enjoy going to the dentist, which is why I have told referred so many people to Dr. Johnson - here you really feel like you are part of the family.
Robert - 

Best Dentist In the World!!!!!! 

My wife has been going to Dr. Johnson for quite some time now and she introduced me to him about 12 years ago. I have never felt so comfortable with a dentist as I have with Dr. Johnson. I have had a lot of work done by Dr. Johnson and have never felt any pain... AT ALL! If you are afraid of going to the dentist because of the pain, you need not fear Dr. Johnson. He is easy going and patient and does not try to sell you anything you don't need. Another thing that makes his office great is, he is prompt. If your appointment is at 2, then you are in your chair and being worked on at 2. He doesn't over book, which speaks volumes about his care for his patients.     


m vanier - Oct 8, 2009


 Jerry Johnson is the best dentist I've ever been to. I used to go to Dental Plus in Pasadena, and although their dentists were very competent, they were always trying to get me to do what I thought were unnecessary procedures (like veneers I didn't want or need). Jerry is the exact opposite of this. He's very laid-back, knowledgeable, and never tries to rip you off. His staff are friendly, polite, and intelligent. I think he already has plenty of patients, but I'd strongly recommend him if you're looking for a dentist in the Pasadena area. 








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