Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Lee Discusses Dental Bonding for Your Smile
Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and less expensive than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit to your cosmetic dentist in Fort Lee since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory.
Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less of the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touch-ups rather than major restorations.
How It’s Done
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First, Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. determines exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend it naturally. Once this is done, she will prepare the tooth so the bonding material will adhere easier. This involves roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner. Once this is complete, Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. will apply the resin to the tooth, and cure it in place using ultraviolet light. Finally, she will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit.
Dental bonding can save your smile! Contact your cosmetic dentist in Fort Lee, Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D., to learn more today by calling (201) 224-6430.