About Dental Bonding
Our patients of all ages at Everlasting Smile in New York, NY can benefit from our dental bonding and contouring services. Cracks, chips, discoloration, dark stains, and gaps can all be remedied with this cosmetic dental procedures. Dental bonding and contouring can restore your beautiful smile with the help of Dr. Andrew Reingold. Masking imperfections, elongating the teeth, or reshaping your teeth is easy with a special composite resin that quickly repairs the shape or spacing of your teeth. This is a noninvasive treatment for your teeth is safe for patients of all ages and generally does not require an anesthetic. If you would like to learn more about dental bonding and contouring, please call and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.
If you have spaces between your teeth, composite bonding can be used in many cases to improve your smile, and fill in the gaps. We can make the bonded teeth blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth.
Replace Dark Fillings
In 1 – 2 simple appointments, Dr. Reingold can replace old, damaged metal fillings (especially the dark ones that are highly noticeable) with direct or indirect composites. Your teeth do not have to look like they have had work done on them, and that is the beauty of dental bonding.
What to Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is usually fast and pain-free for most patients so it can be performed in the dentist's office with little or no anesthesia. To prepare the tooth for proper bonding, the dentist will etch the top layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel. Before it is applied, the resin itself is matched to the patient's natural tooth color and and carefully painted on to the enamel. A special light is used to harden and cure the resin until the resin fully covers the treatment area. One the resin is set, the dentist can polish and buff the surface of the tooth to make the bonded teeth smooth and even. The natural teeth can also be polished and contoured with special dental instruments to remove sharp edges and even the tops of the teeth.
Patients may find that their newly bonded and contoured teeth feel a little weird at first, but they gradually become accustomed to the new shape and feeling. To prolong the life of dental bonding, patients should attend regular dental visits for cleanings and exams and maintain a good home care routine with brushing and flossing. After bonding and contouring treatments, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, as well as smoking and wear on the teeth. With good care, bonding and contouring can last 3 – 10 years before another treatment may be needed to maintain results.
If dental bonding and contouring is needed to fix a tooth, dental insurance may cover some of the cost, but if the procedure is only for cosmetic improvements, insurance will not cover the cost. Based on your needs, our office will determine what your dental insurance will cover and what will be charged to you directly. Our office offers many payment and financing options to make dental bonding and contouring affordable for our patients.
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Quick, Easy Fixes
For significant cosmetic improvement, Everlasting Smile offers dental bonding and contouring to fix chipped, fractured, decayed, and discolored teeth in a single visit. The composite resin is easily bonded to the tooth to conceal and strengthen concerns while seamlessly matching the color of the natural teeth. Talk to our dentist, Dr. Andrew Reingold, about using bonding and contouring to enhance your smile and dental health.