Dental bonding is one of the simplest, most affordable, and most instantly gratifying cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Have you experienced the shyness that can come from having a smile marred by stained, cracked or oddly-shaped teeth? Do you resist being photographed, lest your imperfect teeth be captured for posterity? If so, you may be pleasantly surprised by the potential benefits dental bonding can provide.
Teeth bonding dentist Suffolk County, NY
Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick invite you to schedule a no-cost consultation at the Suffolk County office of Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about this convenient, affordable solution to a wide range of cosmetic dental issues.
Bonding is a popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry involving the application of a tooth-colored material onto affected teeth, the sculpting of the composite into the desired shape, and the hardening and polishing of the finished product.
This relatively simple process is perfect for individuals who need only a small amount of cosmetic attention, including those with chipped or broken teeth, those with small gaps in between teeth, and those with small, discolored or unusually-shaped teeth.
Tooth bonding procedure
Those who choose to undergo teeth bonding are sure to be pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy the procedure typically is. First, Dr. Elliot or Dr. Nick will choose the color of composite resin material that best matches the surrounding teeth. Then, a very mild phosphoric acid liquid will be applied to help the resin itself adhere to the tooth’s surface. The pliable composite material will next be placed atop the tooth itself, at which point it will be shaped and carefully sculpted to achieve the desired look.
A high intensity light will be used to set and harden the resin before the tooth is buffed and polished to blend beautifully into the patient’s smile. To the astonishment of many patients who have lived with an unsightly cosmetic issue, sometimes for years, the entire bonding process typically takes between 30-60 minutes from start to finish.
Advantages of teeth bonding
For those who are ready to improve their smile without undergoing a more involved procedure such as the application of veneers, bonding can be a terrific option.
Some of the advantages of teeth bonding include:
- Greater affordability than related procedures, such as veneers or tooth implants.
- Many dental insurance carriers cover a large portion of the cost of this procedure, particularly if it is intended to fill cavities or add structural integrity.
- The process itself typically requires just one office visit.
- Anesthesia is rarely required.
- Enamel removal is minimal when compared to crown and veneer procedures.
Because dental bonding involves artistic shaping of the resin material, it is essential to choose a cosmetic dentist with the skill and training necessary to achieve natural-looking results. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot continue to impress their patients with optimal cosmetic outcomes time and time again.
If the ease and convenience this service sounds appealing to you, our team of professionals will be happy to provide a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific needs.