Imperfections of the smile can make a patient feel self-conscious about how they look when they interact with others. Some patients may avoid smiling when socializing, while others may hide their smile behind their hands. Instead of hiding and avoiding contact with others because of the appearance of the smile, patients are urged to work with a dental team that can provide cosmetic solutions to repair the teeth. This includes the use of a material known as composite resin bonding.
What is composite resin bonding?
Dental practices in the area of New York, NY use a wide range of materials in dental restorations. Composite resin bonding is a material that is not only biocompatible with the body, but can provide fast and natural-looking repairs to the teeth. Composite resin bonding is often used to cover or disguise teeth that are:
- Unusually shaped
What can I expect during my appointment for the placement of composite resin bonding?
When patients visit Gallery 57 Dental for composite resin bonding, they often want to learn about the entire process before they start. Initially, our team of dentists will evaluate a patient to determine if they are a good candidate for this treatment. Then, the teeth are prepared. The surfaces of the treated tooth will be filed down and roughened to ensure the resin bonding can adhere properly. The material is placed on the tooth, shaped, and then cured with a specialized light that hardens the resin. Then, the dentist will file and polish the tooth and bonding to create the finished look.
How long will my restoration last?
Composite resin bonding is susceptible to staining, which often requires it to be replaced after several years. However, this method of treatment is extremely affordable and a wonderful option for patients seeking an economical solution to improving the aesthetics of their smile.
Call Gallery 57 Dental today
New York, NY area patients who are interested in learning more about composite resin bonding materials and their methods of use are invited to contact the dentists of Gallery 57 Dental at (212) 246-8700 to schedule an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite 701 at 24 West 57th Street and accepts new patients.