Chipped, discolored or gapped teeth can affect your appearance - and your confidence. Dental bonding provides an easy and cost-effective solution to these issues. With advanced dental technologies and 40 years of experience, Dr. Gerald B. Grossman in Westbury, NY, can help you overcome cosmetic imperfections using dental bonding. This simple technique involves using tooth-colored resin to hide imperfections and give your smile a healthy, symmetrical, and attractive look.
Is Dental Bonding the Solution For Me?
In short, if you are bothered by small imperfections in your smile that do not affect your oral health, and if you do not have tooth decay or gum disease, bonding is probably a viable way to upgrade your smile. Porcelain veneers are a premium option that provides longer-lasting and more natural-looking results, but they require a greater investment. Many patients choose to undergo bonding as a way to determine if they would eventually like to receive veneers.
The Process of Dental Bonding
Bonding can easily conceal chips to give teeth a complete and healthy appearance.
To begin the dental bonding procedure, your dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that matches the color of your tooth. Next, your dentist “roughens” the surface of the affected tooth using a special conditioning liquid. This step will help the resin bond securely to the tooth.
The tooth-colored composite material is then applied, shaped, and smoothed by the dentist. Afterward, your dentist will harden the material with a curing light. Finally, the treated tooth will be trimmed, shaped, and polished to blend in with the rest of your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a unique cosmetic dentistry procedure that offers many unique advantages:
- Dental bonding requires no downtime. Once your dental bonding procedure is complete, you can resume daily activity. Most dental bonding procedures only require one office visit.
- Treatment is minimally invasive. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns require the removal of healthy dental tissue. Aside from the etching that is performed in order to achieve a strong bond with your tooth, dental bonding requires no alteration of your teeth and is completely reversible. It also requires no anesthesia.
- Dental bonding is affordable. Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic procedures. It is not covered by insurance, but we can explain financing options that make this treatment a very comfortable fit for any budget.
This simple technique involves using tooth-colored resin to hide imperfections and give your smile a healthy, symmetrical, and attractive look.
Contact the Office of Dr. Gerald B. Grossman Today
If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, we invite you to contact Dr. Grossman today to discuss dental bonding. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and a fellow of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics, Dr. Grossman has the skill and expertise to help you achieve a smile that you can be proud of for years to come. To learn more about dental bonding, contact Dr. Grossman's office online or call (516) 683-0888.