Dental Bonding

Tribeca Dental Studio

Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Tribeca, New York City, NY

Whether you’ve always had a noticeable gap between your two front teeth or you recently chipped a tooth, you know just how much those small imperfections can change your smile. Luckily, the cosmetic dentists at Tribeca Dental Studio in New York City can fix gaps and chipped teeth with dental bonding, a quick and effective solution to a variety of minor cosmetic dental dilemmas. If you’re ready to transform or restore your smile, call the Tribeca Dental Studio office or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, in-office treatment that uses tooth-colored composite resin, dental adhesives, and a high-intensity curing light to make one or more minor cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Faster and more cost-effective than veneers and crowns, bonding is an ideal solution to a variety of common dental imperfections.

Bonding gets its name from the way the restorative resin material is securely bonded to your tooth to change its appearance. With natural-looking results that make it hard to tell you’ve had dental work done, bonding can be used to:

  • Repair a minor chip or crack
  • Close minor tooth gaps
  • Lengthen a short tooth
  • Correct uneven tooth edges
  • Reshape a worn tooth
  • Whiten discolored teeth

Although it’s most often used to fix aesthetic concerns, the team at Tribeca Dental Studio can also use bonding to repair a broken tooth quickly or to protect the root of a tooth exposed by receding gums.

What are the advantages of dental bonding?

Bonding is a fast, cost-effective cosmetic dental treatment that provides beautiful results. It can usually be completed in a single office visit unless several teeth are involved.

Dental bonding removes very little tooth enamel, making it less invasive than getting veneers or a crown. In fact, unless the bonding resin is being used to fill a cavity, the procedure generally doesn’t require an anesthetic.

You can use bonding to fix several minor cosmetic flaws and transform your smile. You can also use it to recreate your smile tooth-by-tooth following a mild to moderate oral injury.

If you’re considering bonding, the team at Tribeca Dental Studio can help you understand its corrective possibilities and limitations so you can play an active part in planning your new smile.

How long does dental bonding last?

Because it’s not quite as durable as other dental restorations, including crowns, veneers, and traditional fillings, bonding usually only lasts for about a decade before it needs to be restored or repaired.

Fortunately, you can increase the longevity of your bonding treatment with good oral hygiene habits and routine dental cleanings and exams. To keep your bonding intact, be gentle on your teeth — wear a mouthguard if grind your teeth when you sleep, don’t chew on ice or bite your nails, and avoid using your teeth as tools.

To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, call Tribeca Dental Studio or book an appointment online today.