You don’t have to suffer through or hide a smile marred with cracked, stained, or oddly shaped teeth. Dental bonding is a quick, affordable, and effective solution for a wide range of tooth issues from small gaps and chips to discoloration and unusual shapes.

A very popular procedure, dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored material directly onto the affected teeth, and a subsequent shaping of the composite into the desired shape and size.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental bonding options in Huntington Long Island, contact Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Though dental bonding might vary slightly between Long Island dentists, the general procedure is the same. First, the dentist will find a composite resin that matches the existing teeth in color. He will then apply a mild phosphoric acid liquid into the tooth to help the resin adhere to the tooth itself. Once the resin is set, its shaped and sculpted to match existing teeth, or to achieve the desired tooth look.

The resin is set and hardened further with a high intensity light before its finally polished and buffed. The entire tooth bonding procedure takes from 30 to 60 minutes, and is simple and pain-free.

Post-Bonding

Like natural teeth, the bonded resin is vulnerable to staining and chipping. However, with proper care and attention, bonded teeth can easily last upwards of 10 years before needing to be replaced.

You can extend the life of your bonded teeth by taking simple steps like:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting staining liquid intake (tea, coffee, red wine)
  • Regular dental checkups and necessary touchups
  • Quitting nail biting and ice chewing

Bonding Advantages

Dental bonding is perfect for patients looking to improve their smiles without having to pay for or undergo more intense procedures like veneers.

Some dental bonding benefits are:

  • Better affordability than similar procedures like tooth implants or veneers
  • A quick, one office visit procedure
  • Fully or partially covered by most dental insurance
  • Usually doesn’t require anesthetic
  • Minimal enamel removal compared to veneer and crown procedures

Keep in mind that dental bonding requires a fair amount of artistic shaping of the resin. Therefore, its imperative that you only get dental bonding procedures from experienced and highly skilled cosmetic dentists.

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Is Dental Bonding Right For You?

The ideal dental bonding candidate is someone with minor cosmetic dental issues with one or more teeth, such as size disparities, cracks, and discolorations, but who does not wish to or is not able to undergo more invasive or expensive corrective procedures.

Dental bonding is not suited for patients wishing to whiten or straighten their entire smile, but rather for those with issues on a few teeth. Dental bonding may be used to fill small cavities, but should not be used to correct large cavities or those on high-traffic teeth. Long Island Dentistry can help you decide if you’re a good candidate for dental bonding.

Affordable and Effective

Fortunately, dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures. Plus, most Long Island Dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the treatment, and the majority of dentists offer a range of payment options to help make the procedure available to everyone that needs it.

Stop covering and hiding your smile. Make your smile as confident and beautiful as you are on the inside with affordable and effective dental bonding from Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. We make it our missing to help make a winning smile possible for all our patients.

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