Dental Bonding Can Repair Small Chips Or Cracks
posted: Jun. 26, 2022.
Even very small chips and cracks in your teeth can become a problem if they aren't fixed in a timely fashion. Thankfully, an affordable and easy dental treatment called dental bonding is available to quickly repair chipped or cracked teeth. The dental team at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry in Bellmore and Bayside, NY, offers this treatment -- find out if it can help you perfect and strengthen your smile.
Tooth Repair with Dental Bonding
For a dental bonding treatment, your dentist uses the same material that fills in cavities. It is a composite resin compound that hardens and bonds to the surfaces of your teeth. Instead of spreading the material in the pits and fissure of a tooth that has been affected by a cavity, your dentist applies it to the front and lower surfaces of the chipped or cracked tooth instead. It fills in, covers, and solidifies the tooth so that it can stay strong and have a better appearance.
The Bonding Treatment
It's possible to complete a bonding treatment during a lunch hour from work. It only takes a few minutes for your Bellmore and Bayside family dentist to prepare your teeth to accept the composite material, apply it to the surface, harden it with a curing light, then smooth and polish the tooth. When finished, it will look just like the rest of your teeth in shade and contour.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
While there are alternatives to dental bonding to fix cracks and chips in the teeth, many patients prefer this treatment for a number of reasons:
- It's relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic solutions
- The tooth color can be matched almost exactly
- It only requires a short one-time appointment
- There’s no need to wait for a dental lab to create a crown or veneer
- It will last for five or more years before another treatment is needed
One Quick Appointment
A dental bonding treatment can be completed in just one appointment with a family dentist at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry in Bellmore and Bayside, NY. Call the Bayside office at (718) 225-0515 to schedule a visit to see if bonding can repair your dental issue. Or call the office in Bellmore, NY, at (516-781-9700) if that would be more convenient for you.