A pearly smile is an inevitable ingredient for achieving success in your personal and professional life. When you smile broadly, you feel more confident, and confidence lets you meet life’s challenges more effectively.
Even if your natural teeth are far from ideal, there is no reason to restrain your ambitions. Cosmetic bonding can help you restore cracked and decayed teeth, as well as hide gaps between teeth painlessly and effortlessly. Dr. Lana Rozenberg offers the best cosmetic teeth bonding treatments that provide patients with successful attachments between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel and dentin.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding in Manhattan is a leading cosmetic procedure that is full of restorative benefits. Using composite resins, Dr. Lana Rozenberg and her team of professional dentists can repair your chipped front teeth or hide minor aesthetic defects. Composite resins for bonding cracked teeth in NYC actually stick with your teeth changing shape.
Direct composite bonding is used to recreate a smile in an additive manner, where little or no tooth reduction is needed. Direct bonding, in the hands of a skilled operator, is less costly than porcelain veneers and crowns and can be long-lasting with proper maintenance.
Who is a Good Candidate for Tooth Bonding?
Bonding is a perfect solution for treating minor cosmetic flaws. At your preliminary consultation, you will see exactly how dental bonding is applicable to you. Candidates for this procedure usually have good oral health, but their smile needs corrections because teeth are chipped, discolored, crooked, gapped or misaligned.
Patients can opt for transitional bonding that is used for anything from a mock-up to a full-mouth rehabilitation. The transitional bonding allows the patients to transition into more permanent dentistry as he or she can afford.
Dental bonding is particularly effective in children and teenagers. Their teeth are not matured yet, so more permanent methods of dental treatment are not recommended. It is also helpful for people who wear braces, which usually lead to new gaps and crowding.
Advantages of Dental Bonding on the Upper East Side
Dental bonding has many other benefits that help improve our patients’ health:
- Cosmetic bonding on the Upper East Side, Manhattan is a patient-friendly procedure that can be recommended for children, youth and adults. The procedure can help to prevent dental issues at the earliest stage.
- Tooth bonding costs can be several times less than other dental procedures, like dental surgery. Plus, bonding is painless, so there is no need to use anesthesia.
- Your tooth is polished only in the area where resins are applied. Composite resins are laid directly on your tooth, so laboratory customizing is not necessary.
- Bonding materials have the same color as your tooth, so your restored teeth will look natural. The procedure can restore your smile in just one visit.
A key element of attracting patients to Dr. Lana Rozenberg’s clinic is the strong testimonials we receive, along with our high-quality services alongside the best dental health care practices.
Dental Bonding Procedure
Cosmetic bonding processes usually last no longer than an hour, unless you want to restore more than one tooth at a time. During your appointment with Dr. Lana Rozenberg, you will undergo the following steps:
- Consultation – before starting the procedure, our dentists will find the best-suited shade of bonding materials. These should be of the same color as your current teeth. In the event that your smile needs whitening, it is better to whiten before bonding. Otherwise, the cosmetic resins will have a different color from your natural teeth.
- Preparation – the restoring tooth will be isolated from others with special dental strips that don’t permit the resin to bond with adjacent teeth. Then, the tooth surface will be etched with a special acid solution to make it rough enough to start the procedure. To increase resin adherence, the tooth will also be cleaned with a conditioning liquid, providing the highest standards in dental care.
- Bonding – once preparation is complete, some amount of bonding material will be put onto your tooth using a professional dental tool. Then, the material will be molded and shaped to create an ideal form of your tooth. It may be necessary to apply several layers of the composite resin to ensure the best length and thickness.
- Polishing – this phase is important to create the right shape of the restored tooth. The dental strips will be removed and the applied material will be polished with a fine dental drill. Polishing is completed only when the bonding material looks like a natural part of your tooth.
Composite resins are a durable blend of glass and plastic, applicable for restoring the shape of teeth and avoiding further loss of your tooth. If you have such problems as sensitive root canals, worn, or fractured teeth, however, Dr. Lana Rozenberg may offer to use bonded porcelains, instead.
Composite resins have the shape of your natural tooth and can adhere by actually bonding the dentin and enamel of the tooth.
The proper material allows for the preservation of as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Unlike porcelains, composite resins do not need laboratory fabrication, so your tooth restoration can be finished by our experienced dentists and Dr. Lana Rozenberg in one appointment.
Before and After Results
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Tooth bonding FAQ
For what conditions is dental bonding considered?
Dental bonding is an option that can be considered to:
- Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
What is the procedure for having a tooth bonded?
- Preparation. Little advance preparation is needed for dental bonding.Anaesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin colour that will closely match the colour of your tooth.
- The bonding process. Next, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These procedures help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-coloured, putty-like resin is then applied, moulded, and smoothed to the desired shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the material. After the material is hardened, your dentist will further trim and shape it, and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
- Time to completion. Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete
What are the advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding?
- Advantages: Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one clinic visit unless several teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anaesthesia is usually not required.
- Disadvantages: Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Additionally, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth.
Because of some of the limitations of dental bonding, some dentists view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth). Consult with your dentist about the best cosmetic approach for your particular problem.
For more information about Cosmetic Tooth Bonding, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City Dental Office.
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To get in touch with us, either to discuss treatments, costs, or to book an appointment:
- Contact our dental office on 212-265-7724,
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At Rozenberg Dental NYC we pride ourselves on helping each client maintain healthy teeth and happy smiles. Our happy customers are both local and travel from afar, including many celebrities.