Do you have a chipped tooth, a gap between your teeth, or a single yellow tooth?
Chipped teeth can be embarrassing and even painful. Finding the right solution will help restore your confidence and improve the beauty and function of your natural smile. Corbin Dental provides tooth bonding for patients of all ages. We can fix your chipped teeth, close the gap between your front teeth, and hid the appearance of discolored teeth in a single visit. It doesn’t have to be a hassle to fix minor dental issues.
Tooth bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments and an effective solution for many cosmetic and restorative concerns. From tooth damage to minor imperfections, tooth bonding can offer a quick, economical and customized result. Most patients use tooth bonding to temporarily fix common cosmetic dental issues before seeking a more permanent treatment. Tooth bonding may be recommended to treat:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Cosmetic imperfections
Tooth Bonding in Bayside and Oyster Bay
The tooth bonding process is similar to a dental filling, using a composite resin material to create the look you desire or to replace lost or removed tooth structure. Drs. Richard and Bruce Corbin can provide skilled, experienced cosmetic dental care and use tooth bonding to enhance the appearance of your smile.
Your treatment is also designed to support the long-term health of your smile, addressing any underlying problems that may have led to tooth damage or decay. The material is color-matched to meet your cosmetic goals and will create a smooth texture and natural-looking luster once polished in place.
How long does tooth bonding take to complete?
Tooth bonding is completed in a single visit. Your Corbin dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth to be bonded by removing a small amount of surface enamel. A process called etching will create a slightly varied or rougher surface so the material can adhere to the tooth and remain in place.
The composite resin material is carefully sculpted into place and adjusted for a stable fit and comfortable bite. Once complete, the material is cured in place and polished.
How long will tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding can last for 5 years or more, longer with good oral hygiene and dental care. During routine visits, we will monitor the condition of bonded teeth to spot any signs of weakness or damage early on. Bonded teeth can be cared for like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing.
Does the dental bonding process hurt?
No. The dental bonding process is one of the most non-invasive cosmetic dental treatments available. Most patients don’t even need to get their mouths numbed to complete the treatment. We will make sure you are completely comfortable during the treatment process.
What can you not do after teeth bonding?
After teeth bonding patients should avoid eating hard candy, bagels, carrots, apples, ribs, and any foods that are particularly hard to chew. It will take time to adjust to chewing with your new bond.
Can you brush your teeth after bonding?
After bonding patients can brush their teeth regularly, twice daily. Patients may be careful at first to avoid sensitivity, but patients may brush regularly after bonding.
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Corbin dental is your local cosmetic and family dentistry for all ages. We specialize in restorative and cosmetic procedures that not only improve the function of your teeth but the aesthetics of your smile as well. To contact Corbin Dental, call one of our dentist offices in Oyster Bay and Bayside, NY.