Dental Bonding

East Village Dental PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lower East Side, New York, NY

If you want to makeover the appearance of your smile with a quick, easy, and minimally invasive procedure, consider dental bonding. The team of professionals at East Village Dental provides exceptional dental bonding for their patients in New York City. To get started, schedule a visit to their state-of-the-art clinic in Manhattan’s Lower East Side by calling the office or booking online.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure where your dentist alters the shape of your tooth with a material called resin. 

The treatment is minimally invasive and can radically improve the appearance of your smile if you have cosmetic defects. It’s called bonding because the resin bonds to your tooth.

How can dental bonding improve my smile? 

Dental bonding can improve a number of cosmetic defects in your teeth. Your East Village Dental dentist can bond your tooth to fix:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Roughly textured teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth

Your dentist can also use dental bonding to make your smile more even and uniform if you have teeth that are different sizes.

Why should I get dental bonding?

Cosmetic defects in your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile, which can make you hesitant to share it with the world. 

With dental bonding, you’re set free from those insecurities. By improving the appearance of your smile, you will notice improvements in your confidence and self-esteem.

The team at East Village Dental can also combine your dental bonding with other cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening, crown lengthening, or enamel recontouring, to give you the truly stellar smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

What happens when I get dental bonding?

The procedure for dental bonding is painless, quick, and minimally invasive. It can be completed in a single appointment and doesn’t require any drilling or anesthesia.

First, your dentist uses a shade guide to pick out a resin that matches the color of your teeth. This makes it so that your bonding blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Next, your dentist prepares your tooth by applying a conditioning liquid that helps the resin attach to your enamel. Once prepared, they apply the resin, which is a putty-like material. The resin is malleable when they first apply it, so they can shape it precisely over your tooth.

After the shaping is complete, your dentist shines a special curing light on it that makes it harden. Finally, they polish the bonding so that it blends in naturally with the rest of your smile.

How do I care for my teeth after getting dental bonding?

You care for your bonded teeth like you would your normal teeth. Brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist. You should avoid biting down on hard objects with your bonded teeth since it might chip or crack the resin. 

Also, bonding is not stain-resistant, so avoid food and drinks that may cause staining. If you want a stain-resistant option, speak with your dentist about porcelain veneers. 

Schedule a visit with East Village Dental by calling the office or booking online, and get started on your dental bonding today.