Dental bonding, or tooth bonding, is when a tooth colored composite or resin is used to repair teeth. The teeth may be chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged or discolored. Veneers are made in a laboratory and have to be used with a mold to be made sure they fit while dental bonding can be done in office and quickly. It also has cosmetic uses that can help the teeth look longer or more even with the others.
Dental bonding is the material that is bonded to the tooth to help repair the tooth. With Dr. Vinit Shah Dentist we provide notch care and quality dental bonding in Elmhurst, NY. Our dentists are skilled at creating realistic and matching teeth to help improve your smile.
It is one of the least expensive methods of cosmetic dentistry. Composite resin is easily sculpted and painted to match the other teeth. It can close gaps between teeth and change shape or length of teeth. It can also be a cheaper version than a filling and help protect an exposed root because of gums receding.
Dental bonding can be done in one visit on site without the need for anesthesia. Your dentist will pick a shade that most matches the color of your teeth and then prep your tooth for the adhesion.
Material is sculpted onto your tooth until it reaches desired shape. Then it is hardened with a light or laser and is then polished and checked to make sure it matches.
It doesn’t take long for the dental bonding procedure. It can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Composite resin is usually not as strong as natural teeth and is more susceptible to stains or cracks so upkeep is important.
Brushing your teeth regularly and seeing a dentist are necessary to keep your composite resin clean and healthy and strong. They are not meant to last forever and may need general repairs or replacement.
Call Dr. Vinit Shah Dentist today to get a consultation for your dental bonding. We are here to help you find the smile you’ve always wanted with dental bonding in Elmhurst.