Dental Bonding in New York, NY
Is a less-than-perfect tooth making you feel uncomfortable with your smile?
Tooth bonding at Glen J. Graffeo DDS is an inexpensive, simple, and non-invasive way to correct minor dental flaws. We use bonding material to restore superficial chips, cracks, and discolorations that disfigure your smile. Bonding is ideal for trivial imperfections, but our reputable dentist near you may fasten crowns, inlays, onlays, or bridges for more extensive damage.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Most patients are eligible for dental bonding in New York, NY as the procedure is simple and non-invasive. Bonding is especially effective for low-bite areas like the front teeth that are also more resistant to staining. The application of composite resin can be completed in just one appointment.
We can help you win back your smile and your self-confidence with aesthetic dental bonding treatment near you.
Bonding Procedure at Glen J. Graffeo DDS
Tooth bonding requires only about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
To begin with, Dr. Graffeo will use a shade card to determine the color of composite resin that mimics your natural tooth color most closely. We will then coat the tooth with an acidic conditioning gel to roughen the surface to help the composite resin adhere to the surface.
The dentist will carefully apply the putty-like material (this is similar to the material that is used for fillings) and mold it to the contours and shape of the tooth. Our skilled dentist in New York, NY will harden the resin by using a laser or special light. Once the material hardens, we will perform additional shaping and polishing to ensure that the bonded tooth blends in with your dental arch.
If the site is close to the tooth roots, Dr. Glen J. Graffeo may need to numb the area before treatment.
Bonding Treatment Aftercare Tips
Although composite resin matches the color of natural teeth, it’s not as strong as tooth enamel and may be prone to chipping. Patients should avoid using the front teeth to open cans, crack nuts, or bite their nails. You should also refrain from consuming staining foods and beverages that may discolor the tooth.