Dental bonding is a tried-and-true solution for cosmetic restorations and filling cavities. Karanjit Kamboj, DDS, at Beech Avenue Dental in Flushing, New York, provides excellent dental bonding services for his patients. Whether you’re treating tooth decay or are simply improving a cosmetically imperfect tooth, the team can make your smile healthy and beautiful again with dental bonding. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin to your enamel. It’s an incredibly easy and cost-effective restorative dentistry procedure that can be performed in a single office visit. It’s called “bonding” because the resin permanently bonds to your tooth.
Bonding is frequently used for cosmetic purposes, like:
Dental bonding is also frequently used for non-cosmetic purposes, like treating cavities caused by tooth decay (where it’s used as a filling) or protecting a tooth’s root that’s become exposed due to gum disease.
Applying dental bonding is a simple procedure that can be done in under an hour.
Your dentist at Beech Avenue Dental uses a shade guide to select a color for your composite resin that best matches your natural tooth enamel. Next, your dentist etches the surface of your tooth to make it rough so that it better absorbs a conditioning liquid.
Once your tooth is coated in conditioning liquid, your dentist applies the resin, which is a putty-like substance. They mold the resin until it’s the right shape, then harden it with a special curing light.
After your bonding hardens, your dentist makes any final adjustments by trimming and shaping it with a drill, laser, or air-abrasion device. They finish up by polishing the material until it matches the shine of the rest of your natural teeth.
Your dental bonding is going to be particularly susceptible to staining for the first 48 hours after your procedure. In order to minimize staining, it’s best to avoid tobacco products as well as foods and drinks that are darkly pigmented, like berries, coffee, and red wine.
The composite resin in your dental bonding is never going to be as strong as your natural tooth enamel, so you need to be more gentle with it. Your bonding will last longer if you avoid doing things that can chip your teeth, like chewing on ice or biting your fingernails.
To learn more about how dental bonding can improve your smile, schedule a visit with Beech Avenue Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.