Improve Your Smile and Conceal Minor Imperfections with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding (often referred to as “tooth bonding”) is a quick and easy procedure offered by Browne Goetz & Miraglia in Mount Kisco, New York, to correct many minor defects in the teeth. The term “dental bonding” refers to both the procedure and substance used in the procedure.
Bonding is a white, malleable substance which your Westchester dentist can shape in any way and to any size. It can be used to fill cavities, and is then known as a “white filling”, a “tooth-colored filling” or a “composite filling”. When the dentist applies it to your teeth it is soft, but after it is shaped to your satisfaction, a curing light will harden it.
Defects corrected by dental bonding include:
- Small gaps between front teeth.
- To make teeth look longer.
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth.
- To change the shape of a tooth / teeth.
- Slight crookedness.
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
- Slight misalignment.
- To make teeth look longer.
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
- Small chips or surface cracks.
- Discoloration that will not respond to tooth whitening.
Tooth Bonding is a relatively low cost, single-visit procedure whereby a layer of composite is “bonded” to the surface of the tooth.
Bonding is most effective when used to repair minor chips. It can also be used in a veneering procedure conceptually similar to Porcelain Veneers, where instead, a composite material is bonded to the tooth surface to correct a variety of aesthetic problems from color to shape. These “Composite Veneers” are not as color-stable and are disadvantaged by lack of durability. They are more likely to chip and stain, and they do-not glow in fluorescent light.
Dental Bonding Compared To Porcelain Veneers
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to correct tooth defects and improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. The main difference between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers are:
- Dental Bonding is applied directly to your teeth and requires only one visit.
- Porcelain Veneers are made in a dental laboratory and require two visits to complete. They are custom made and artistically crafted by highly skilled dental technicians.
- Porcelain Veneers are partially translucent like tooth enamel. They absorb and reflect light in similar ways to our natural teeth and therefore mimic our natural teeth much better than a dental bonding procedure.
- Porcelain Veneers are made to last longer and are stain resistant. Dental bonding is more susceptible to staining, depending on individual dietary intake.
If you have any questions for the Browne Goetz & Miraglia or would like a complimentary tooth bonding consultation with the best in class Mount Kisco dentists then please feel free to contact us or call us at (914) 241-1191.
If you have any questions for the Browne Goetz & Miraglia team, or would like a complimentary dental or orthodontic consultation, then please feel free to contact us.