Cosmetic Bonding in NY
A & R Advanced Dental Group provides cosmetic bonding services in Pomona and Brooklyn. Call us at one of our two locations to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin material to correct minor cosmetic imperfections. It’s safe, affordable, and effective—and because the work is done only on the surface of the tooth, it’s completely painless too. We use cosmetic dental bonding to correct:
- Gaps between to teeth
- Teeth that are too short or flat from teeth grinding
- Other issues with tooth shape and size
- Stains and discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Cracks and other cosmetic damage to the tooth structure
The Dental Bonding Procedure
We first remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth being worked on in order to roughen the surface, which allows the bonding material to attach. A conditioning liquid is applied to your tooth to prepare it and then the composite resin is applied. It is smoothed and shaped to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
When the shaping is complete, a curing light hardens the resin. Any excess is trimmed away, then the tooth is polished to mimic the enamel on your natural teeth. From start to finish, you can expect the process to take about an hour.
Caring for a Bonded Tooth
The location of your bonded tooth is an important factor in how long the bonding will last. Because front teeth are used for biting, bonding on these teeth is more likely to fall off sooner than teeth elsewhere in the mouth. In general, you can expect dental bonding to last between three and ten years, making it a cost-effective option for cosmetic improvements.
To maximize the lifespan of your bonding, limit your consumption of foods and drinks that stain like red wine, tea, and coffee. Do not use tobacco products. If your front teeth are bonded, avoid biting into hard foods with them.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding
How much does dental bonding cost?
Dental bonding ranges from $300 to $600 per tooth, depending on the extent of work needed.
How long does dental bonding last?
Most patients find that their bonding lasts between three to 10 years. The lifespan depends on the location and extent of the bonding, as well as your eating and oral care habits.
Is dental bonding expensive?
When compared to veneers, the most common alternative to dental bonding, bonding is a more affordable option. It is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments available.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
Tooth bonding does not hurt, as all of the work we do is on the surface of your tooth.
Which is better, bonding or veneers?
The answer to this depends on your needs and budget. Veneers last longer, are more resistant to stains, and can correct a wider variety of issues. Dental bonding, on the other hand, is more affordable and can be completed in a single appointment.
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