The Benefits of Dental Bonding
If you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, our skilled doctors at Greater Long Island Dental can help you discover the benefits of dental bonding at our Long Island, NY, dental practice. With dental bonding, your dentist applies and sculpts composite dental bonding material to flawed areas to make your smile look healthy and whole. This versatile technique can be used to blend away numerous cosmetic concerns and is safe, fast, simple, and affordable.
Cosmetic dental bonding can be an affordable way to renew a compromised smile and boost your self-confidence.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Bonding?
Bonding can produce a similar effect to porcelain veneers and dental crowns, but costs less. Because of this advantage, the procedure is often recommended for patients on a budget. It can also be a great option for patients who are considering more extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures in the future, but would like an immediate aesthetic solution for dental imperfections. Other patients may choose dental bonding because it is less invasive than the alternatives, and there is no need to wait for a dental lab to fabricate a restoration so results are immediate.
Dental bonding is a simple, straightforward solution that can make small cosmetic flaws in your teeth virtually disappear. In addition to concealing chips, cracks, and gaps, bonding can change the shape of individual teeth. It can be used to make a small tooth appear larger, or reshape mismatched teeth to create symmetry within your smile. In some cases, dental bonding may be used to lengthen teeth that are worn down. However, if the source of the problem (typically grinding or a misaligned bite) is not addressed first, then the bond will likely not last.
Bonding can also whiten teeth that have intrinsic stains that will not respond to professional teeth whitening. It is an extremely versatile procedure that can be combined with procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® for a custom smile makeover. Unlike veneers or crowns, the procedure does not require the removal of any natural tooth structure. With good care, bonding can last for several years of aesthetic enhancement to your smile. Finally, bonding may be covered by dental insurance if the damage from your tooth resulted from trauma.
Limitations of Bonding
If you are considering dental bonding, you should also be aware of its limitations. While dental bonding can be used in many different situations, it is not suitable for every type of cosmetic concern. Dental bonding is best when it is used for areas that are subjected to low bite pressure, such as the front teeth. When compared to veneers and crowns, a bonded tooth does not look quite as natural and cannot be expected to last as long. Although a dental bond will be strong, it could break or come off under significant pressure.
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Cosmetic dental bonding can be an affordable way to renew a compromised smile and boost your self-confidence. Our doctors have many years of experience and can guide you to the procedure that will allow you to gain the maximum benefit for your individual smile, budget, and lifestyle. To find out more about whether dental bonding can benefit you, please contact our friendly practice today.
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