Dental bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit with Dr. Sophia Milito in her Park Slope practice.
Bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change the color of your teeth. It typically only entails one office visit, and the results last for several years.
Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restoration such as veneers. When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces.
Also, bonding can be used to close the space between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are used in cases when other procedures will not be effective. Dental crowns are great alternatives due to their longest life expectancy in restorations.