Dental tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to repair crooked teeth, minor chips or cracks, worn areas that are affecting the appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding is an extremely straightforward process that can often be completed in one single visit.
It can be helpful if you have one or two crooked teeth that are slightly out of alignment or which are slightly twisted, or if you have any minor chips or cracks or worn areas that are affecting the appearance of your smile.
Treatment is very non-invasive and uses composite resin which is a special type of plastic material that is also used for tooth colored fillings.
Composite resin comes in an enormous range of shades and translucencies so we can easily match any bonded areas to your natural tooth color. Often we will use a combination of different shades to get a perfect result.
What is Tooth Bonding?
For this procedure, our dentist will first slightly roughen the areas to be bonded by lightly etching them with a special etching solution.
This process helps increase the bond between the tooth and the composite resin. Next, tiny increments of composite resin are applied to the areas requiring bonding. The composite resin is hardened with a special light and is carefully shaped and polished to create a very natural appearance.
This treatment is often used in combination with recontouring, where a dentist will remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to help reshape the tooth. This doesn’t harm the tooth at all but is excellent for creating a nicer and more aesthetically appealing appearance.
How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?
You’ll find the results will last for several years but composite resin does eventually become stained and you may want to renew areas that have been bonded to help freshen up your smile.
The great thing about this treatment is that it’s a relatively inexpensive way to change the appearance of your smile within a very short period of time. It’s a procedure that can be used instead of porcelain veneers and which can be more cost-effective.
All procedures are performed in our Midtown NYC, Central Park South dental center. If you have any questions about Dental Tooth Bonding procedure or to make an appointment please call our Midtown Manhattan dental office:
Dr. Oleg Klempner
200 Central Park S #109
New York, NY 10019
☎ (212) 265-2021