Are you dealing with minor cosmetic flaws in your smile? Dental bonding could help.
There are so many things that can affect the overall shape and alignment of our smile as you get older. If one tooth is shorter than the rest or if you have a small gap between your teeth you may be wondering how our Scarsdale, NY, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Pike could help. One simple solution for fixing minimal cosmetic problems is dental bonding.
What is dental bonding?
Sometimes referred to as cosmetic bonding, this procedure uses the same tooth-colored material used to fill a tooth after a cavity to cover minor flaws and imperfections on the surface of your teeth. This resin is designed to look just like real tooth enamel and it bonds with the tooth to improve its overall appearance.
When is dental bonding used?
Bonding is a conservative cosmetic treatment, which means that it won’t be able to handle problems that affect the integrity or health of your tooth. It also won’t be the ideal option for patients with more widespread discolorations or imperfections; however, dental bonding is the perfect solution for minor cracks, chips, discolorations and gaps between teeth. If you have small problems that affect the overall shape, length or color of a tooth then bonding may be right for you.
What goes into getting this cosmetic treatment?
This procedure is extremely quick, simple and easy. It’s performed right here in our office and it’s completely non-invasive. In fact, this is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic treatments our Scarsdale, NY, cosmetic dentist offers.
During bonding, we will first apply a solution to the area of the tooth that is going to receive the bonding resin. This solution will roughen the surface, making it easier for the resin to stick. The solution is rinsed off and the tooth is dried. Next, we will choose the proper shade of resin to match your tooth.
From there, we will apply the resin to the tooth and shape and trim it. Once it’s properly shaped we will harden it to the tooth using a dental light. After a good polish, your smile is ready to go.
If you are looking for a simple way to improve the shape or length of your smile in Scarsdale, NY, then you’ve come to the right place. Our team here at The Scarsdale Dentist has the right cosmetic treatment to give you the smile you want. Call us today to find out if bonding is right for you.