63rd Street Dental
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
If your smile doesn’t look quite right because of chips, spaces, or irregularly sized teeth, dental bonding from Dana Kapparova, DDS, Amanda Golub, DDS, and the team at 63rd Street Dental in New York City could be the solution. Many patients love dental bonding because it usually requires no anesthesia, minimal tooth prep, and can be done in just one visit. Call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan today, or use the online scheduling tool to get more info on how dental bonding can restore your teeth.
Dental Bonding Q & A
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic tooth restoration option that uses composite resin material to improve your smile in a variety of ways. Some popular uses for dental bonding include:
- Filling in chips
- Restoring the shape of a broken tooth
- Smoothing rough tooth texture
- Filling in gaps between teeth
- Reshaping oddly shaped teeth
- Elongating short teeth
- Filling cavities invisibly
The composite resin color matches your particular tooth shade, so it blends beautifully with your teeth. Dental bonding can be a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns.
What can I expect at my dental bonding appointment?
Before dental bonding, you may need a dental cleaning to make sure that the composite resin adheres perfectly. You need healthy teeth and gums to get dental bonding or any other cosmetic treatment, so if you have a cavity or gum disease, you'll need to treat that issue first.
A special conditioner prepares your tooth for the composite resin by slightly roughening your tooth surface, but it’s not a painful process. Because there’s no extensive prep needed, you don’t need anesthesia for dental bonding.
The composite resin is a putty-like material that’s typically applied in thin layers until reaching the desired appearance. Then, a special light cures the composite resin. Polishing the composite resin to perfect its appearance and fit is the final step.
Dental bonding is typically a same-day dental treatment that can immediately transform your teeth.
How do I take care of my bonded teeth?
Bonded teeth are similar to natural tooth enamel in terms of staining. Substances like coffee, red wine, and tobacco can cause stains over time, so it’s best to minimize exposure to these types of things after dental bonding.
There’s no special dental care required for bonded teeth, but it’s important to keep up good oral health habits like brushing and flossing twice a day. 63rd Street Dental also recommends dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. The experienced team checks your bonding and any other restorations you might have during each exam.
If you want a transformed smile in record time, dental bonding may be what you’re looking for. The 63rd Street Dental team offers artistic and natural-looking same-day dental bonding in NYC. Call the office or request an appointment online today.
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