Dental Bonding: A Simple Way to Achieve a Dramatic Enhancement

Dental bonding performed at our New York, NY, offices is a fast, simple, and effective way to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Our dentists can apply composite tooth-colored resin to cover small chips and cracks, close wide gaps, and give teeth a more uniform shape or size. The resin is specially selected to match the shade of your teeth for results that look absolutely natural. If small imperfections are causing you to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, the dentists at Dental365 are prepared to help you. Please contact any of our conveniently located offices to make an appointment with one of our doctors.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

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The bonding procedure begins with a thorough examination to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, bonding requires a healthy smile foundation, so your doctor will have to treat any instances of periodontal disease or tooth decay before moving ahead with treatment.

To begin your treatment, your dentist will match the shade of the bonding material to that of your teeth. Next, the dentist will place clear strips on either side of the teeth being treated to prevent the bonding solution from contacting the adjacent teeth. 

Your dentist will then begin to apply an etching solution that creates tiny fissures in the surface of the tooth. This allows the resin to achieve a strong bond. Next, your doctor will apply the resin to your tooth to achieve the desired effect. Once in place, the resin is hardened with a curing light. Finally, the dentist will polish and trim the resin to create a smooth, natural-looking surface.

Why Choose Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding can be used to conceal a number of minor dental imperfections:

  • Chipped teeth - The resin can replace small portions of a tooth that have broken away.
  • Discoloration - For stubborn or intrinsic stains that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments, dental bonding can give teeth a color that matches surrounding teeth. 
  • Uneven teeth - Your dentist can apply resin to teeth that appear abnormally small in order to create an appearance of symmetry in your smile.
  • Minor misalignment - By applying a small amount of resin to the sides of teeth, your dentist can create the appearance of a straighter smile.
  • Gapped teeth - Dental bonding can close large gaps between teeth for a uniform, symmetrical appearance.
  • Damaged teeth - Following treatment for trauma or decay, we can use tooth-colored resin to repair and strengthen the structure of the tooth, while achieving a natural appearance.

Bonding versus Veneers

In some cases, bonding can be a viable alternative to porcelain veneers. Bonding is less costly, and can typically be performed in a single visit. However, depending on your goals and the state of your teeth, veneers may be a better option. During a consultation, our dentists will answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about which treatment is best for you.

Schedule a Dental Bonding Appointment

If you have minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile that you would like to address with a quick and simple treatment, please contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.