We are proud to offer our patients at Alan Pressman DMD the most advanced dentistry solutions available. Our Rockland and Bergen counties dentist restores decayed or injured teeth to full function and appearance. We use a variety of methods to restore a damaged smile. For example, one of the simplest and most affordable ways to fix imperfect teeth is with dental bonding,
We use dental bonding in Rockland and Bergen counties to repair imperfect teeth or to camouflage minor flaws including cracks, chips, stains, or misalignments. The strong, composite material contains a mixture of glass and tooth-colored plastic. This makes for added strength and natural clarity. The restorative material fuses with the natural tooth and becomes part of it.
Although bonding is not as durable as a porcelain veneer, it doesn’t require services from a dental lab. In addition, the procedure can usually be completed without removing any part of the healthy tooth structure.
At Alan Pressman, DMD tooth bonding can usually be completed in one visit. Because there is no need to send mouth impressions to a lab, the entire process should less than an hour. The first step your dentist in Rockland and Bergen counties will clean the tooth surface and apply an etching gel. This process will open up the pores in the enamel. After the gel is rinsed off, the material is applied in thin layers. The bond fills in the small holes in the tooth surface. A curing light is used to harden the restoration. Each thin layer is placed over one another until the right thickness is achieved. Then the material is shaped and polished.
With bonded teeth, you will continue your usual oral hygiene practices. There is no need to make any changes, just business as usual. Brush twice daily and floss at least once a day. Continue to visit your dentist in Rockland and Bergen counties for bi-annual dental exams and professional teeth cleanings. Just like natural tooth enamel, the bonding material is prone to staining. So it is vital that you brush and floss as you usually would.