When Is Dental Bonding the Right Choice?

It doesn’t take much to mar your smile. Isolated issues like a small chip in your tooth, a slight gap between two teeth, or a stained tooth all take a toll on your smile. A full set of pearly whites needs to be just that: a full set of pearly whites. With issues on even a single tooth, you don’t have the bright, even smile you deserve. 

That’s why Wayne Hofflich, DDS, and our team of cosmetic dentist specialists offer dental bonding at our SmileBoutique office in Mount Vernon, New York. With this quick and easy treatment, we can help you reach your smile goals. No implants, no dentures, no multistep processes. Just tooth transformation that gives you your best smile. 

How dental bonding works

Dental bonding uses a putty-like substance to restore your tooth or teeth. When you choose dental bonding at SmileBoutique, our team matches the material to your surrounding teeth. Then, Dr. Hofflich shapes the bonding material on your tooth or teeth. His goal is to use the dental bonding material to give you an even, color-matched, full set of teeth. 

Once the material is properly shaped, our team cures it to harden it in place. This gives you smile restoration without the need for a false tooth, crown, or any other expensive, multistep treatment. In fact, dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry solutions. 

When dental bonding works

Dental bonding helps people with small smile imperfections reach their smile goals. While you can’t replace a missing tooth with this option, you can choose it to correct a number of smile challenges. We use dental bonding to:

Correct cosmetic imperfections

With dental bonding, we can:

If you have a smile problem you’d like to correct, don’t wait to ask our SmileBoutique team about dental bonding. 

Avoid dental challenges

On top of beautifying your smile, in some cases, we can use dental bonding to stabilize a loose tooth, repair a decayed tooth, or to protect exposed tooth roots. This treatment gives you an affordable way to avoid more invasive, expensive dental procedures. 

Making dental bonding last

Generally, dental bonding lasts between a few years and a decade. To extend the life of your dental bonding, dental experts recommend avoiding foods that could chip or crack your bonding and to steer clear of biting directly onto hard candies, ice, and other sturdy substances. 

Also, avoid biting your nails, chewing on writing implements, and opening things with your teeth. 

To keep your dental bonding — and all of your teeth — as bright as possible, moderate your consumption of staining liquids like coffee, cola, and wine, too. 

Finally, make sure you practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and visiting our SmileBoutique office twice a year for cleanings and checkups.

Do you want to learn more about what dental bonding can do for you? Call SmileBoutique or make your appointment online today. 

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