If you have minor tooth damage, a dental bond may be the treatment for you. Dental bonds can repair a chipped or discolored tooth. If your tooth is poorly-shaped or there is a small gap between your teeth, a dental bond can restore the appearance of your smile.
Dental bonds are not expensive and can be placed in a single visit. In most cases no anesthetic is required. The only exception is if the dentist is repairing damage from a cavity and needs to remove decay. After the dentist chooses a shade of resin that matches your tooth, he will etch the surface of your tooth and apply a bonding liquid to make sure that the bond adheres to your tooth. The dentist will mold the bond around the damaged part of your tooth.
Then he will cure it with a special light. After the bond has set, the dentist will trim and polish the bond to help it blend in with the rest of your smile. Your bond is strong, but not as strong as your natural teeth. You can chip your bond on hard food or by chewing on ice or other objects. The bonding material can be stained, especially in the first 48 hours after it has been placed. If your bond becomes damaged or stained, your dentist will have to repair or polish it.
If you have minor damage to your teeth, a dental bond may be just what you need to restore your smile. If you live in the New City, New York, area you can make an appointment to see Dr. Robert Marder at Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC by calling 212-265-8291.