Dental Bonding in Brooklyn

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What is dental bonding?

At Ralph Avenue Dental Care, we offer dental bonding services for our patients located in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas. Dental bonding is a dental procedure that is used not only to help improve the appearance of teeth, but also the health of teeth. Dental bonding involves placing a resin material onto the affected tooth. This resin material will closely match the color of your natural teeth. Light is then used to harden and bond the resin to the tooth. Dental bonding can help fix chipped teeth, alter the shape of teeth, and even treat decayed teeth. If you’re interested in high-quality dental bonding services near you or want to learn if dental bonding may be right for you, call today to set up a consultation visit with one of our dental experts today.

Why is dental bonding used?

Dental bonding can be used to help treat certain cosmetic dental concerns, as well as to help improve the health of teeth. Uses for dental bonding may include:

  • Improving the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth
  • Treating cavities and decaying teeth
  • Closing up space of gaps between neighboring teeth
  • Altering the shape of teeth
  • Enhancing the color of stained teeth
  • Increasing the length of teeth
  • Covering and protecting exposed roots of teeth

What does dental bonding involve?

The first step towards the dental bonding process will begin with an in-office consultation. During your consultation, your dentist will ask that you describe your dental concerns and goals. Your dentist will then perform an oral exam to assess the condition of your teeth and determine if dental bonding is the best treatment option for your dental needs. Dental bonding can often be completed within one in-office visit, and the procedure can usually be completed in one hour or less.

If you are approved for dental bonding, your dentist will use a shade guide to select which material color most closely aligns with the natural color of your teeth. Once the color of the resin material is selected, your dentist will prepare the tooth. Preparation of the tooth will involve your dentist carefully applying a liquid substance to the tooth’s surface. This substance will “roughen” the tooth surface, helping the resin material to attach and adhere to the tooth.

Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will gently place and mold the resin material onto the treated tooth surface. A UV light is then used to harden and solidify the resin material to the tooth. After the resin material has hardened, your dentist will make any needed final alterations to the resin, trimming and polishing the material to naturally blend in with surrounding teeth.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

If you are suffering from certain dental concerns, such as discolored, decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth, dental bonding may offer the following benefits:

  • Improved appearance and health of smile
  • Minimal removal of tooth enamel compared to other dental procedures
  • Affordable treatment option compared to other dental procedures
  • Can usually be performed within one quick in-office visit

If you are interested in dental bonding, our dental experts at Ralph Avenue Dental Care are here to provide you with trusted and affordable dental care. Here at our health-centered dentistry, we place a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient, as well as utilizing the most advanced technology and procedures in order to provide our patients with high-quality dental care. To learn more about our dental bonding services, call 718.531.0300 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.