Through the practice of good oral hygiene habits and the maintenance of regular dental cleanings, many patients are able to avoid the need for major dental work. However, even with our best efforts, it is likely that we will experience minor dental problems. Even minor dental problems can have a negative effect on the health and appearance of your smile. This is why Dr. Robert G. Veligdan offers dental bonding treatment to address minor dental imperfections.
Dental bonding can be used to address the minor dental problems that can affect both the health and beauty of the smile. Some problems that may be corrected with dental bonding include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Veligdan can let you know if you are a candidate for dental bonding treatment.
Many dental treatments involve the use of dental restorations or pieces that need to be fabricated at a dental lab. With dental bonding, we use a resin that we have right here in our office; we apply the resin to the tooth and shape it to mask dental flaws. This allows Dr. Veligdan to complete the procedure in one, short dentist appointment. An etching solution will create crevices in the tooth that aid in the bonding process. We will apply a layer of resin to the damaged areas of your tooth (or teeth) and then file it down so that it appears to be natural tooth material. We will then use a high-intensity light to cure the material to your tooth. This strengthens the material and completes the bonding process.
Dental bonding treatment offers patients the following benefits:
Dental bonding is the best solution for many minor dental problems, but it may not be the right treatment for more serious dental problems. When patients are experiencing severe issues such as tooth decay, fractures, or missing teeth, more intensive treatments will likely be necessary. Dr. Veligdan may suggest to his patients in Manhattan porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, or other procedures to address more serious dental problems.