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Direct Composite Bonding

NYC Direct Composite Bonding Serving Manhattan & New York, NY

If you have gaps between your teeth or have decayed and cracked teeth, you should consider cosmetic bonding which will readily and painlessly hide gaps and mend your teeth.  Cosmetic teeth bonding treatments are offered by Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores in which they successfully attach filling material with the original enamel and dentin of the tooth.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure with numerous restorative benefits and requires composite resins to hide trivial aesthetic defects or repair your chipped front teeth. The shape of the teeth is changed when cracked teeth are bonded through composite resins. Direct composite bonding can be long-lasting with proper maintenance and is less expensive than crowns and porcelain veneers. Little or no tooth reduction is required in direct composite bonding.

Who is a Good Candidate for Tooth Bonding?

Minor cosmetic flaws can be perfectly solved by composite bonding. The application of dental bonding can be understood by you at your consultation. Candidates for tooth bonding must have good oral health. Those individuals having discolored, chipped, misaligned, gapped or crooked teeth are the suitable candidates for composite tooth bonding with their smiles needing minor corrections.

Patients can choose transitional bonding that is used for anything from a mock-up to a full-mouth rehabilitation. Patients are allowed by the transitional bonding to transit into more permanent dentistry as they can afford. As the teeth of the children and teenagers are not matured yet, so more permanent methods of dental treatment are not suggested. This makes Dental bonding particularly effective in teenagers and children. Individuals wearing braces face problems of the occurrence of crowding and new gaps.

Patient Testimonial

“I was visiting the area and wasn’t sure if I could find any dentist that could help me with my cracked tooth that was causing serious pain. After looking around a bit, I decided to go with this place due to it being on short notice and at an off hour when other places were closed. 
I was easily able to make an appointment and get seen the next day with no problems. The office was clean, the staff was friendly and understanding and best of all, there was minimum stress and pain thanks to the careful treatment I received. Thanks for Dr. Flores
I would recommend this place to anyone in the area who needs immediate dental work done. You can trust you will be taken care of!”

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Numerous benefits are associated with dental bonding that helps in improving the health of the patients:

  • Cosmetic bonding is a patient-friendly procedure at Thyme Dental Care, NYC that can be recommended for everyone, whether infants, children, adults or old. The dental issues can be prevented at the earliest stage by this procedure.
  • Tooth bonding is much less expensive as compared to other dental procedures, like dental surgery, making it a cost-effective procedure.
  • There is no need to use anesthesia for dental bonding as it is quite painless.
  • The polishing of the tooth is allowed only in the area where resins are applied. Laboratory customizing is not necessary as the composite resins are directly laid on your tooth.
  • The restored teeth will look natural as the bonding materials have the same color as your tooth. Your charming smile will be restored in just a single visit.

In addition to the high-quality services we provide alongside the best dental health care practices, the testimonials we receive are quite strong and authentic which plays a crucial role in attracting patients to Thyme Dental Care.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Dental cosmetic bonding procedures do not take much of your time. The time increases with the number of teeth you want to get restored. You will follow the below-mentioned steps during your appointment with Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores at Thyme Dental Care:

  • Consultation – The best-suited shade of bonding materials will be found by our dentists before initiating the procedure, which must be of the same color as your original teeth. It is preferred to whiten your teeth before bonding if your smile needs whitening. Otherwise, the cosmetic resins will have a different color compared to your natural teeth.
  • Preparation – Special dental strips are used to part the restoring tooth from other teeth, which prevent the resin to bond with in-line teeth. A special acid solution is then used to etch the tooth surface, making it coarse enough to begin the procedure. The highest standards in dental care will be offered by a conditioning liquid that will be employed to clean the tooth in order to increase resin adherence.
  • Bonding – A professional dental tool helps in applying bonding material to your tooth once the preparation is complete. This bonding material will then be molded and designed to generate a perfect form of your tooth. In order to ensure the best thickness and length, several layers of the composite resin are required to be applied.
  • Polishing – The correct shape of the restored tooth is formed in the polishing phase. Your dentist will remove the dental strips and polish the applied material with the aid of a fine dental drill. The completion of the polishing is indicated by the exact similarity between the bonding material and the natural part of your tooth.

Material of the Composite Resins

Composite resins can be applied to restore the shape of teeth and prevent further loss of your tooth, as they are a durable blend of plastic and glass. Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores might suggest using bonded porcelains instead of composite resins if the patient has worn or fractured teeth or sensitive root canals. Keeping the shape of your natural tooth, composite resins can adhere by actually bonding the enamel and dentin of the tooth.

The proper composite material helps to preserve the healthy tooth structure to the most possible extent. Our expert dentists will finish your tooth restoration procedure in a single appointment because the composite resins do not require laboratory fabrication like porcelains.

Tooth Bonding - FAQ

What are the steps for having a tooth bonded?

Dental bonding requires a little preparation in advance. It is not necessary to give anesthesia unless a decayed tooth is required to be filled by the bonding. A shade guide will be consulted by your dentist to choose a composite resin color matching closely with the color of your tooth. Afterward, the surface of the tooth will be coarsened before applying a conditioning liquid. All these steps help in the adherence of the bonding material to the tooth. The putty-like, tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and levelled to the wanted shape. This material is hardened by an ultraviolet laser or light. The dentist will further trim, shape and polish the resin material to match the luster of the rest of the tooth surface after the hardening process is completed. Each session of dental bonding requires about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

What are the conditions for which a dental bonding is considered?

The conditions for which dental bonding is considered are:

  • Repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth, as composite resins are used to fill cavities
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Use as a cosmetic substitute to amalgam fillings
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Defend a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding?

  • Advantages: Among all the cosmetic dental procedures, dental bonding is the easiest and least expensive of all. A few tooth coverings are customized and required to be manufactured in a laboratory, like veneers and crowns, but tooth bonding can usually be done in one clinic visit unless more than one tooth is involved. Minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed in dental bonding as compared to veneers and crowns. Anesthesia is usually not required unless tooth bonding is being performed to fill a cavity.
  • Disadvantages: Although the dental bonding material is known to be stain resistant to some extent, yet it does not resist stains similar to crowns. The major disadvantage of the bonding materials is that they are not very strong and do not last as long as other restorative procedures, such as fillings, crowns or veneers. The tooth can be chipped or broken off by the bonding materials.

Some dentists view dental bonding as best suited for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, correction of teeth (front teeth) in areas of very low bite pressure and small cosmetic changes, due to a few limitations of dental bonding. Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores at Thyme Dental Care, New York City have expertise in all kinds of cosmetic and preventative dentistry. Our dentists will discuss in detail about the best cosmetic approach for your particular problem at the consultation appointment.

Schedule a consultation today with our experienced dentists at Thyme Dental Care, NYC if you are facing problems with your teeth and want to get a proper treatment!

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