What is Dental Bonding? West Nyack Dentist Explains
Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Dental bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since teeth bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touchups rather than major restorations.
How dental bonding is done:
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First the dentist determines exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend it naturally. Once this is done, the dentist will prepare the tooth so that the bonding material will adhere easier. This involves roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner. Once this is complete, the dentist will apply the resin to the tooth, and cure it in place using an ultraviolet light. Finally, the dentist will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Dental bonding varies in cost depending on the severity of the problems encountered, however dental bonding is typically cheaper than the other alternatives including veneers and crowns. Kupchik Dental, serving West Nyack, New City, and the surrounding areas, offers affordable and professional dental bonding.
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Teeth Before Dental Bonding
Teeth After Dental Bonding