Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit is usually all that is needed
Dental bonding is a form of smile sculpture accomplished with a composite resin which enables patients with imperfections in their teeth to have more attractive smiles. Bonding can be used to close spaces, change the color of the teeth, mask any discolorations, repair chips, alter the size or shape of teeth, and give jumbled or crooked teeth a straight-looking appearance.
Dental bonding is a relatively simple procedure that is normally completed in one or two visits to our New York City dental office. For small or minor corrections, the resin is color matched to your teeth in office. For major restorations, impressions of the teeth are sent to a lab and the actual bonding procedure takes place on a following visit.
First, a mild gel solution is painted on to the area of natural tooth enamel which hardens the surface and allows for tight bond. A putty like resin that contains color matched pigments is then applied, sculpted, and shaped to your natural teeth and treated with a UV light to harden. After treatment, the resin is polished to natural luster for a significantly improved smile.
Dental bonding is a great solution for people with small or minor imperfections in what are otherwise healthy teeth. Composite bonding is a minimal and non invasive procedure that can improve the look of teeth and significantly more so when combined with porcelain veneers.
The lifespan or durability of dental bonding is completely dependent on the individual. On average, dental bonding will last up to 15 years if properly maintained but some people may need resurfacing earlier than that.
At The New York Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend composite bonding to anyone with small tooth imperfections that’s looking to improve his or her smile. Our New York City cosmetic dentistry office is one of the top in the state and we are fully dedicated in to giving everyone the smiles that they deserve.
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