What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding can improve the appearance of chipped, broken, cracked and stained teeth and fill in spaces between teeth. Dentists apply a thin layer of tooth-colored composite resin to the teeth to restore chips and cracks, fill in gaps or cover stains, and provide patients with a more attractive and functional smile. At Concerned Dental, our cosmetic dentists offer the full scope of dental procedures, including dental bonding for patients who need to fix damaged, gapped, or discolored teeth.
Why is dental bonding used?
Dental bonding is used to offer patients long-lasting restoration that helps brighten and improve your smile when you’ve experienced one or more of the following problems:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Stained teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Short teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Receding gums
- Tooth decay
What does dental bonding involve?
First, a thin layer of plastic material is applied to the tooth’s surface. Then the dentist sculpts the bonding material to the desired shape and bonds it to the tooth using a special light. The bonding material comes in many colors so it will be possible to match the shade of your teeth. Once the plastic has hardened, it is polished until it is entirely smooth.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in one to two hours in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, plastic resin is not as resilient as natural tooth enamel, so it may stain, chip or break over time. Bonding usually lasts between three and five years before any restoration becomes necessary.
What are the benefits of visiting a dentist for dental bonding?
Visiting us at Concerned Dental for your tooth bonding procedure has many benefits, including:
- Looks and feels like your natural teeth
- Restores damages, such as chipped or cracked teeth
- Can fill in gaps between teeth
- Brightens teeth that have been stained or discolored
- Long lasting repair
- Matches the color of your natural tooth
If you believe you may need dental bonding, visit Concerned Dental. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients in The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. Our modern and friendly practice is home to a highly-qualified team of general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental professionals who can handle all aspects of dentistry from one convenient location. To book your visit, call our office at [800.583.9285 or request an appointment today.