Most of the procedures available to modern cosmetic dentistry are designed to address only a small range of specific problems. But one of the exceptions is dental bonding. Dental bonding is a possible solution to almost any cosmetic problem, from minor chips and stains to major tooth damage from decay or trauma. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we offer dental bonding as a quick and inexpensive fix for a wide range of dental issues.
Dental bonding relies upon composite resins, the same material used to produce tooth-colored fillings for cavities. Composite resins have much the same luster as a natural tooth and can be mixed to match the color of the teeth around them. They are then sculpted onto your teeth to produce the desired effect, whether that is covering a stain, repairing damage, or changing the shape or size of your natural teeth.
Dental bonding is:
- Fast. Dental bonding can take as little as half an hour per tooth, making it the quickest solution to most cosmetic problems.
- Inexpensive. Compared to porcelain veneers, which are most similar to dental bonding in terms of the problems they can address, dental bonding is much cheaper, making it an option for anyone on a budget.
- Versatile. This technique can be used to prepare cracks, chips, and broken teeth, to conceal stains and discoloration, to minimize gaps between teeth, to lengthen short teeth, to reshape crooked or oddly-formed teeth, and in short, to make your teeth look their best.
- Aesthetic. With the range of colors available and the natural-looking texture, teeth repaired with dental bonding are virtually indistinguishable from your healthy, natural teeth.
- An alternative to veneers. Occasionally, if a tooth is badly damaged, there may not be eno9ugh of the original tooth structure left to support a crown or veneer. In some of these cases, dental bonding is still an option. We can let you know which treatments are available in your case after an exam.
The only major limitation of dental bonding is its temporary nature. Repairs made using this technique are likely to last approximately five years, whereas other repair techniques can last ten or more. However, this may still be the best option for your individual case; we can discuss your choices with you during a consultation.
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If you are interested in dental bonding or any of our other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, call our office today during normal business hours, or use our online contact form to request an appointment. We can’t wait to see you and help you achieve the smile you deserve.