Do you have minor flaws in your teeth that make a major impact on your appearance? Many individuals have a chipped tooth, stains on their enamel, or a tiny gap between their teeth that robs their smile of its true potential. If that is true of you, visit us to ask about cosmetic bonding in Midtown East (oftentimes called direct bonding). This fast and simple procedure can correct small imperfections in your teeth to give you the radiant, confident grin you’ve been wishing for.
Cosmetic bonding uses a flexible, tooth-colored material to disguise imperfections in teeth. The material is the same composite resin that we use to fill in cavities. It blends in seamlessly with the dentition around it.
Cosmetic bonding isn’t intended to dramatically make over smiles. Rather, it’s generally used to treat just one or two teeth that are misshapen or discolored. In some cases, it can make teeth look larger or fill in small gaps between them.
During the procedure, your dentist in Midtown East slightly etches the teeth we’re working on so the bonding material will adhere well to your enamel. Then, we apply a conditioning liquid. The next step is to apply the composite resin, which we’ll shade match to your natural teeth. We shape the resin so it hides your teeth’s flaws. Finally, we harden the resin with a special curing light. In most cases, the bonding procedure takes a single appointment that lasts one hour or less.
On average, cosmetic bonding can last for 4 – 8 years. To make sure the results of your treatment last as long as possible, you should:
Cosmetic bonding may be ideal for you if:
When you visit us for your cosmetic consultation, we’ll examine your teeth and explain your treatment options. We’ll recommend the one that we feel is best for your circumstances, whether it is cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or another procedure that has the potential to give you the gorgeous smile of your dreams.