New York City Dental Bonding

A healthy smile was, is, and remains the key to self-confidence. Chips, cracks, or discolored teeth can be embarrassing.

Fortunately, several cosmetic dental procedures can help restore your teeth’ natural appearance. One such treatment at iSmile Dental is dental bonding, a practice in which a doctor applies certain synthetic and mineral resins to restore teeth’ shape, size, and color. Dental bonding is the gluing of medical composite resins to the surface of the teeth.

Dental bonding procedure.

Dental bonding can solve some dental problems. Doctors of the clinic use this method to repair, reconstruct and restore a destroyed, cracked tooth or a tooth with a chip, using composite resins. This method is also suitable for improving the appearance of a discolored tooth; you can eliminate the gaps between the teeth or increase the tooth's height and change the teeth' shape.

Gluing teeth is easier than other cosmetic dental procedures. So simple that the procedure usually doesn't require anesthesia — unless you're filling the cavity — and the procedure doesn't require multiple visits to the dentist.

iSmile Dental dentist uses a shade scale to choose the color of the composite resin that best matches the color of your natural teeth. Teeth bonding is carried out using two main procedures: adhesive bonding and direct composite bonding. In both methods, anesthesia is practically not required, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.

Direct composite bonding is commonly used to fill cavities, close tooth crevices, eliminate cracks in teeth, and build up tooth structure to improve its appearance. During the direct composite bonding procedure, the dentist uses resins of the color of the teeth to restore the appearance of the damaged teeth. The composite material is applied directly to the surface of the teeth and used to build up the tooth for improvement.

Adhesive bonding is the process of attaching a restorative material to a tooth. This method is commonly used for inlays, pads, bridges, crowns, and porcelain veneers.

iSmile Dental doctors will select dental bonding methods based on your needs.

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Pros and cons of the dental bonding process.

Many of the benefits of composite materials outweigh the cons. The most noticeable advantage of gluing teeth is its transparency due to the material of the color of the teeth, which effortlessly merges with the teeth to give them a completely natural look. The main disadvantage may be the limited lifespan of the composite material, which provides it with an expiration date. However, at iSmile Dental, doctors use bonding materials that last more than a decade.

In addition, the procedure performed with composite resins is much cheaper and more efficient than other temporary fixes. Typically, the procedure can be completed in one visit, and you won't have to miss a lot of work. Therefore, you can return to your daily life without obstacles.

Remember that the composite resin used in this procedure is less potent than your natural teeth. The material may break off or separate from the real tooth.

A glued tooth can break off if you eat ice, chew pens or pencils, or bite off solid food or candy. The resin is also less resistant to food dyes than other dental materials. You may develop some discoloration if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee.

The best way to do dental bonding is to have a proper consultation, where your iSmile Dental doctor will analyze your complaints and, based on this analysis, determine whether this procedure is correct for you and, if not, recommend other options to improve the appearance of your teeth.

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If the front tooth has broken off, it is desirable to immediately close it with pads (veneers) to avoid further destruction; if it is a child whose milk tooth has broken off, then the broken piece can be glued to the dental cement.

A special cement is used as an adhesive for crowns. Different types of cement are chosen depending on whether the temporary or permanent crown is placed, as well as what material it is made of. Cement should have the same optical characteristics as the prosthesis in its structure.

Even a tooth knocked out of its place retains the ability to grow back for some time. In many ways, this ability is associated with special cells on the tooth’s root, which maintain their viability and, upon repeated contact, can form areas of innervation and blood flow.

If a large piece of tooth has broken off or broken down to the level of the gums, ceramic crowns are already used for restoration. Implants. If the tooth’s root is broken and it is already impossible to save, the dentition is restored with the help of implants, on which crowns are fixed.

If you close the cavity in the tooth without proper preparation, there is a high probability of infection and serious complications. The simplest is inflammation of the pulp or pulpitis. In severe cases, the patient can lose the tooth and even harm neighboring teeth if the inflammation spreads.

Do not use super glue! It is toxic, and a piece of glued tooth will be challenging to remove.

The answer can not be unambiguous; it all depends on the situation, the state of the tooth, and the root canals remaining in the whole walls of the tooth (the other hand). You can save a tooth differently: put a high-quality filling, make a tab, and crown.

Covering the tooth with cotton wool or chewing gum is not recommended; this will not lead to anything good, but it will accelerate inflammation.

Tooth pads are micro prostheses made of ceramics, zirconium, or composite materials attached to the front of the tooth surface. Thanks to the pads, the dentition becomes smooth and snow-white. Designs correct or hide some aesthetic problems with the teeth.

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