Dental bonding, also called "tooth bonding," refers to the process of restoring a damaged tooth to an attractive, healthy appearance. Although dental bonding does not have the longevity and durability of porcelain veneers, it is a fast, relatively inexpensive way to repair tooth damage.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry process in which Dr. Tabib or Dr. Mello will use a moldable tooth-colored resin to repair your tooth. Once molded to the tooth in the desired shape and position, the resin hardens and can last for many years. The resin is cured with a special dental light, which is what "bonds" it to your tooth enamel. Some of the most common reasons people ask for dental bonding are to repair:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Small teeth
- Areas of tooth discoloration
Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are two other tooth restorations which may be considered to treat the problems listed above. While dental bonding represents one of the least expensive options, it cannot match the aesthetics, durability and coverage of tooth crowns and veneers. In general, dental bonding is ideal for small areas of imperfection.
Benefits of Dental Bonding for Certain Scenarios
Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello are personally committed to helping you find the individualized treatment options that will work best for your priorities. Our cosmetic dentists see things from your perspective, making personalized recommendations that will provide long-lasting, beneficial results. They will help you decide whether tooth bonding is an option for you. Some of the advantages of dental bonding are:
- Relatively inexpensive
- Matched to the color of your teeth
The only way to know if dental bonding is right for your goals is to consult our experienced dentists. Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib want to recommend the options that will not only provide optimum aesthetics, but that will also provide the best results and oral health benefits for many years to come.
If you are interested in dental bonding to restore one or more teeth and you live in or around Manhattan, New York City or the surrounding areas, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentists.