Dental bonding at our Islip, NY, practice is a simple, affordable treatment with far-reaching cosmetic effects. If you wish to address minor cracks, chips, or discoloration, Dr. Joseph R. Morris can use tooth-colored composite resin to conceal these blemishes. The treatment will not only improve the look of your smile, but also boost your self-confidence and enhance your overall quality of life. With your improved smile, you could feel far more confident at work and in social settings. You may even find that new opportunities open themselves up to you as a result of your boosted self-esteem.
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Consisting of the same material used for tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding is a simple and conservative treatment that can address a host of cosmetic issues:
- Misshapen or worn teeth
- Small gaps between your teeth
- Slightly rotated teeth
- Unusually small teeth
Bonding can provide natural-looking results.
Because dental bonding does not require any alteration of your teeth, the treatment is suitable for a wide range of patients. However, if you have any tooth decay or gum disease, Dr. Morris will still need to treat these conditions before he performs a cosmetic procedure.
During dental bonding, Dr. Morris will coat your teeth in composite resin, chosen to match the natural shade of your smile.
The Dental Bonding Process
During dental bonding, Dr. Morris will coat your teeth in composite resin chosen to match the natural shade of your smile. Before administering the composite, he will apply a mild acidic solution, which will create microscopic grooves in your dental enamel. This ensures a strong bond with the resin. Dr. Morris will carefully sculpt and smooth the tooth-colored material as he applies it to the tooth. Therefore, your composite will have a smooth, realistic finish that will blend beautifully with surrounding teeth. When he is finished, your dentist will use a curing light to harden the composite.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can dramatically enhance your smile and overall appearance. Dr. Morris can treat a single tooth or several. Along with your enhanced appearance, you will notice a significant improvement in your self-esteem, and you may find that you are more willing to share your smile with those you meet.
At the same time, bonding is a non-invasive treatment. Therefore, you should not require local anesthesia, and you will feel very little during the process. In addition, you will not have any recovery time, and you can resume your normal routine immediately after treatment.
Finally, bonding is a very affordable treatment. In fact, many patients undergo bonding in order to decide if they wish to pursue porcelain veneers or another more permanent treatment.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Morris
Find out how bonding can transform your smile. Call us at (631) 581-7600 or contact us electronically to book your appointment.