Teeth Bonding Jackson Heights, NY

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment used to repair chips, cracks, and fractures in the tooth enamel. The tooth bonding material is often also used to change the color of discolored teeth, reshape misshapen teeth, or add 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.

Tooth Bonding in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst, New York

Teeth Bonding in Jackson Heights, NY

To begin treatment, Dr. Halim will choose a color of resin that is similar to the shade of natural teeth. He is also able to brighten the shade of the treated tooth when color-matching the resin to the enamel. Then, he will remove a small portion of the surface enamel to prepare the surface of the teeth.

Once the tooth’s surface is clean and prepared, Dr. Halim will apply the biocompatible composite resin. The dentist sculpts and molds the resin into the desired shape. Finally, the material is hardened by ultraviolet light and then polished.

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 material 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 material doesn’t respond to traditional whitening techniques. If it stains, the current bonding has to be removed and we’ll color-match new bonding material to replace it.

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 material 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 tooth that’s chipped or broken, have discolored teeth resistant to traditional whitening, or want to close gaps in your teeth, dental bonding can help.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Treat damaged or discolored teeth with dental bonding treatment. Call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa in East Elmhurst at 929-552-6315. Request a consultation with Dr. Fedida on our website.