Dental bonding is a fast, effective way to improve the appearance of your smile by correcting a variety of dental problems. If you want an award-winning smile and you are looking for ways to boost your confidence, Dr. Braverman is here to provide the cosmetic dental services you need. Every patient receives top-quality care and a personalized treatment plan.
Dental bonding, also commonly known as composite bonding, is a treatment that uses tooth-colored composites or resin. These materials are applied to change the color and shape of the teeth, providing an option for a smile makeover without the need for veneers or crowns. It can be an effective treatment to overcome common dental issues, including:
Dental bonding is considered a conservative procedure. It differs from caps or porcelain crowns because only a minimal amount of tooth reduction is required for this treatment.
Keep in mind that dental bonding is not a good solution if these problems are present on a widespread scale. Any time dental restorations are required, it is important to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist for personalized recommendations.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Braverman will complete a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and preferences for the dental services, ensuring that the bonding is designed to meet your desires. Later, an appointment will be scheduled for the bonding treatment.
Usually, only one appointment is needed to complete a bonding treatment. During your visit to our office, the teeth are first prepared by applying a weak phosphoric acid solution to the surface of the teeth. This step is important to create a rougher, more porous surface to help with the strength of the bonding.
Next, a composite (plastic) resin is placed strategically on the surface of the tooth. This resin is contoured and hand-shaped to create the right size and appearance for your smile. A special curing light is used to harden the materials; then, additional shaping is completed. Finally, the bonding surface is highly polished to create a natural, beautiful appearance.
Some patients choose dental bonding as a treatment for aesthetic reasons: to improve the appearance of the smile. This composite resin is also commonly used for natural tooth-colored fillings. Patients prefer natural colored composite as an alternative to the metallic restorations that have been used in the past.
Two types of tooth-colored restorations are often used in the dental industry: ceramic and composite. Dental studies have shown that these tooth-colored materials can be an effective way to strengthen the tooth, making it a preferred solution over metallic amalgam.
When composites are selected for tooth fillings, the tooth is prepared by first removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. Then, the composite material is shaped in the tooth incrementally and hardened by the curing light. This restoration is contoured based on the comfort and fit of the bite, then polished.
Our team offers a variety of dental restorations, giving patients the option to choose the right treatments based on their needs and preferences. It is common for people to select bonding as an alternative to other treatments because dental bonding is less invasive and faster than veneers or crowns.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from dental bonding treatments:
The durability of your dental bonding varies depending on the daily care of your dental health. The location of the bonding materials in the mouth can also affect the lifespan of the treatment.
Bonded composite usually has an average life lasting between four and eight years, although it can last much longer for some patients. Touch-ups can be done on an as-needed basis. Re-bonding is another option when necessary.
Composite dental treatments have been used for years, but the technology has continued to advance and improve. As a result, composites used today are exponentially better compared to treatments in the past. The chemical make-up of the materials has changed, resulting in stronger bonding.
Additionally, bonding agents have been enhanced, helping to improve the way the composites adhere to the surface of the teeth. These dental industry advances have become widely accepted by NYC cosmetic dentists as a preferred treatment for both cosmetic and general dentistry.
Are you looking for composite bonding in New York City? Dr. Braverman is a local expert and can help with cosmetic bonding treatments. Learn about your options to change the appearance of your teeth dramatically. When you schedule an appointment, our knowledgeable team will help you to select the right cosmetic dental treatments for your needs. Call 212-688-3838 to schedule an appointment, or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Braverman about your smile