Cosmetic Bonding in Manhattan Borough NYC
NYC Center for Dental Implants offers cosmetic bonding services as part of our practice in Manhattan. Dental bonding is often used in cosmetic procedures, either as a stand-alone service or in combination with other treatments. Bonding refers to the use of a resin material that is then heated and cured to form a particular shape, fill in an area, or serve as an agent for another surface to adhere to permanently. There are two primary types of bonding you’ll see done in our practice. They are referred to as direct and indirect dental bonding.
Direct and indirect dental bonding
Direct and indirect dental bonding are two frequently used techniques in dentistry. Each serves a slightly different purpose. Bonding is called upon to do different things depending on the procedure. Direct dental bonding is a dental procedure that is used to restore teeth through the use of a composite resin material that is bonded in place. This technique is employed to take care of issues such as chips, decay, or slight gaps in between teeth. Bonding is an affordable option as opposed to other procedures that may be used to address similar issues, but it may not last quite as long. Even so, in certain situations it can provide an ideal fix for various cosmetic problems that isn’t too pricey.
Indirect dental bonding is a term used to refer to the bonding portion of various other dental procedures. For example, when veneers are placed over a tooth, they are then bonded permanently to the surface using a bonding agent and curing lamp. The “indirect” in this term simply means that bonding is part of a larger treatment process and is not the treatment itself. This is also sometimes referred to as “adhesive bonding.”
Bonding as a cosmetic option
Bonding can be an affordable cosmetic procedure that is able to vastly improve the look of your teeth and overall smile. NYC Center for Dental Implants has helped many of our patients address problem areas with this simple technique. Most bonding procedures are quick and relatively painless, so they provide a good option as a more short-term smile fix. This technique is especially good for handling minor cosmetic issues in areas of the mouth that don’t require a lot of stability or strength. When you meet with our team, we’ll help you evaluate whether bonding is a good fit for your unique needs.
For more permanent, durable solutions, we may recommend other kinds of dental work, depending on the desired results. If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic procedures, or you would like to know more about what is involved in a complete smile makeover, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We’ll talk you through all the available options and help you set a course for treatment. You’ll be on your way to a new and improved smile in no time!
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