Have you felt dissatisfied with the way that your teeth look? Do you wish that they were closer together or a different shape? There are cosmetic options that can help you achieve the smile you wish for. Here at Chappaqua Dentistry, our doctors are on hand to help with an innovative and effective cosmetic procedure called dental bonding.
If you have cracked, chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth, dental bonding can transform your look and give you the confidence that you need to smile proudly. A procedure in which a dentist applies a white-colored composite resin, your damaged teeth will be repaired within no time at all. Molded into your teeth, any exposed roots, chips or cavities can be corrected efficiently.
At Chappaqua Dentistry, we want you to know that there is no reason to be nervous about your cosmetic dental bonding procedure. It is a straightforward process, which begins with a dental cleaning. Dr. Brisman or Dr. Goldstein will examine your teeth for underlying damage – such as infections or cavities. In the case of underlying damage, we will recommend the appropriate treatments/procedures to correct maladies before the cosmetic bonding procedure can move forward.
If there is no damage, your dentist will then use a specifically-designed shade guide in order to choose the appropriate composite resin color that matches your natural teeth. When a color has been decided upon, we will then use a bonding agent.
This bonding agent, which is also known as ‘etch’ is designed to create microscopic divots within the surfaces of each tooth. This will help the resin to adhere to the tooth tightly. It will then be rinsed off with water before your tooth is dried and ready.
Next, your dentist will carefully sculpt the composite resin around the surface of the tooth. When the special resin is correctly applied, an ultraviolet light will be used to alter the color to match. When the color is correct and the repair is complete, the dentist will clean and polish your teeth to ensure that it’s the way that you want it before you are ready to leave our practice.
Dental bonding is a fast and effective procedure which requires little downtime. After the procedure, you can continue on your daily routine (as long as you don’t require anesthesia).
Typically, the process will take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes. Although of course, this will vary patient by patient, but we can give you an estimated timeline when you have your initial consultation with one of the doctors.
Alongside protecting your teeth and giving them a new lease of life, there are several other benefits that come with cosmetic dental bonding.
A great benefit that comes with cosmetic dental bonding is that you will receive a treatment that’s custom to you. Creating a repair that’s designed for your teeth, we mold the shape of your tooth to guarantee a perfect fit.
Dying the bonding material so that it matches your tooth coloration perfectly, you don’t have to worry about it looking artificial. Blending in perfectly with your smile, you no longer have to be self-conscious about your tooth standing out. One of the most effective cosmetic dental procedures that we offer here at Chappaqua Dentistry, you’ll leave with results that you can’t wait to show off to your family and friends.
Another great benefit that comes with cosmetic dental bonding is that it has an incredible lifespan. Lasting up to 10 years, you won’t have to worry about extensive aftercare outside your regular oral hygiene regimen. Of course, if there is any other aftercare required, we will inform you upon the completion of your procedure.
When you have cosmetic dental bonding, you won’t have to worry about any special preparation. After an initial consultation with one of our dentists, we can recommend whether the procedure is suitable for you.
After having cosmetic dental bonding, you need to ensure that you are following appropriate self-care. Therefore, we recommend that you:
Do you want to find out more about cosmetic dental bonding? Please don’t hesitate to contact Chappaqua Dentistry today and schedule a free consultation. With years of experience within the industry, we’re happy to say that we can provide some of the best care possible.
We look forward to hearing from you and showing you how we can transform your smile through cosmetic dental bonding in Westchester.