Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that Dr. Fedida uses to repair chips, cracks, and fractures in your tooth enamel. The tooth bonding material can also change the color of stained teeth, reshape misshapen teeth, or add structure to short or injured teeth. Dr. Haim Fedida is a cosmetic and restorative dentist in East Elmhurst. He helps patients improve the look of their smiles at Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa.
Teeth bonding is a type of dental procedure that uses tooth-colored composite resin to cover the front or top surface of teeth. The dentist bonds the material to the teeth using a special light, or chemical process.
Dr. Fedida can use different types of bonding materials depending on the condition and needs of each individual patient. The most common type of bonding material is composite resin. Composite resin usually consists of plastic resins, a coupling agent, an initiator, and pigments that are combined together to create a tooth-colored substance.
Dr. Haim Fedida often uses dental bonding in cases where patients have minor tooth decay but want to avoid placing fillings on their teeth.
Teeth Bonding in Jackson Heights, NY
To begin treatment, Dr. Fedida will first conduct a dental exam. He will need to determine if teeth bonding is right for your case before recommending the treatment. If you agree to the cosmetic treatment plan, we can begin.
First, Dr. Fedida will choose a color of resin that is similar to the shade of your real teeth. He will also brighten the shade of the treated tooth when he is color-matching the resin to the enamel. Then, he will remove a small portion of the surface enamel from the tooth or teeth in question. This properly prepares the surface of the teeth for the best and strongest bond.
Right after Dr. Fedida cleans and prepares the surface of the teeth, he will apply the biocompatible composite resin. He sculpts and molds the resin into the desired shape using precision tools, a steady hand, and his expertise. Finally, he will harden the resin using ultraviolet light, and polish it to perfection.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Learn answers to common questions that many patients may have about tooth bonding treatment.
How does bonding compare to veneers?
Dental bonding is a more temporary treatment for cosmetic issues. Because tooth bonding is a more economical alternative to veneers, it is best for patients who are unsure of permanent treatment. Porcelain veneers are more durable and longer-lasting than bonding.
Does tooth bonding damage teeth?
No, although we prepare the teeth for dental bonding, it does not ultimately change the shape or size of the teeth. Preparing the teeth ensures that the bonding resin easily adheres to the enamel.
Does the tooth bonding material break?
Unless you have bruxism, or clench and grind your teeth, it is difficult for the material on bonded teeth to break. Dr. Fedida will examine the teeth and gums and ask about current dental concerns before treatment. This ensures that other dental conditions do not impact the dental bonding treatment.
Can I whiten teeth that are bonded?
No, bonding resin doesn’t respond to traditional whitening techniques. If it stains, the dentist has to remove the current bonding and color-match new bonding material to replace it. This is basically a new bonding treatment.
How long do I have to wait to eat or drink after my bonding appointment?
You’re able to eat and drink right after your appointment. The dentist fully cures and hardens the bonding material before you leave the office. However, wait 24-48 hours before you eat or drink things like coffee or red wine. The bonding resin is more likely to stain in these first hours.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding?
One of the best things about bonding is that almost everyone is eligible. It’s temporary, so even children can get dental bonding. It’s also one of the most affordable dental procedures out there. Bonding takes care of a wide variety of problems as well. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, have discolored teeth resistant to traditional whitening, or want to close gaps in your teeth, dental bonding can help.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Fix damaged or stained teeth using dental bonding treatment at Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa in East Elmhurst. Give us a call at 929-552-6315 or request a consultation with Dr. Fedida on our website.