Cosmetic tooth bonding is a more affordable, less-invasive alternative to procedures like veneers or braces. Using composite resin, your dentist, Dr. Shahin, can reshape and repair uneven or chipped teeth to restore your comfort and confidence in your smile.
Over time, the bonding may discolor, stain, and wear down, but generally, bonding is extremely durable and can last many years before needing to be replaced.
A dentist may recommend cosmetic bonding to their patients for many reasons, including:
- Fixing teeth with cavities (carious teeth)
- Fixing chipped teeth
- Closing gaps or spaces
- Protecting exposed tooth roots to reduce sensitivity
- Lengthening uneven teeth
- Restoring badly stained or discolored teeth
What is the process of cosmetic tooth bonding?
Tooth bonding can be completed in a single visit without any anesthetic.
To apply a cosmetic bond to the tooth, first, Brooklyn Dentist will isolate the teeth included in the procedure. The dentist will etch the teeth using etching liquid which creates small crevices in the teeth that allow for stronger adhesion between the tooth and the bonding agent.
A bonding resin will then be applied to the tooth to cement the composite in place. Next, several layers of tooth-colored composite are applied to the tooth. The composite and the bonding resin will be shaped and hardened using a specially calibrated blue light, and then set.
If you wish to regain confidence in your smile, contact 1st Impression Dental to learn more about tooth bonding in Brooklyn, NY.