Dental Bonding Specialist

Mayer Dental Care

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

If you have chips, cracks, or broken teeth, one of the easiest options to repair your smile is dental bonding. At Mayer Dental Care in New York City, Wendy Mayer, DDS, and her team shape and polish bonding materials to preserve the shape of your natural tooth. For strong and durable dental bonding, schedule your consultation online or call the Midtown West office to book an appointment today.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is bonding?

Bonding is a dental procedure that fills in the cracks, chips, and holes in your teeth. During the procedure, the team uses a tooth-colored plastic material to repair the damage to your teeth in just one easy appointment.

Your doctor shapes and polishes the bonding material to take the form of your original tooth and make it look completely natural among your undamaged teeth.

How can dental bonding fix my smile?

Dental bonding can fix many types of damage to your smile. Your doctor may recommend bonding to:

  • Cover an exposed tooth root if your gums recede
  • Fill chips and cracks
  • Lengthen your teeth
  • Correct the color of a discolored tooth
  • Fill an area where your tooth was decayed

Dental bonding is one of the easiest and cheapest dental procedures you can get. Because of this, it’s often recommended to repair damage that isn’t extensive.

What is the bonding procedure like?

When you arrive at Mayer Dental Care for your appointment, your doctor begins by cleaning your teeth. Then, your doctor etches them with an acidic gel that expands tiny pores on your tooth’s surface.

Your doctor rinses the gel off and makes sure the plastic bonding material matches the color of your tooth. Your doctor then paints a thin layer of the material on your teeth that fills in the small pores and then hardens the material with an intense light.

Your doctor repeatedly paints layers of bonding material on your teeth until the targeted cracks or chips are completely filled in.

Then, your doctor shapes the material with a drill to give the tooth a natural shape and size. Finally, your doctor polishes the tooth so it fits in with your natural, glowing smile.

How should I care for my bonded teeth?

For the first 48 hours after your appointment, you need to avoid a few things that could stain the bonding material. To minimize staining, you should avoid:

  • Smoking
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine

The experienced team at Mayer Dental Care gives you a full list of substances that could stain your new dental bonds.

After the first few days, you can go back to eating and drinking as you normally would. You must brush your teeth often and come in for dental cleanings every six months.

If you have minimal damage to your teeth that doesn’t warrant extensive work, call Mayer Dental Care or book an appointment online to find out how bonding can improve your smile.