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Dental Bonding in Long Island NY

Dental Bonding On Long Island NY

Our office offers cosmetic dental bonding that will match your teeth’s natural color due to the use of composite resin. With this procedure, patients can improve a variety of dental issues while enhancing their smile. Common problems that dental bonding works for include covering teeth that are cracked or discolored, repairing cavities and changing tooth shape.

Many people say that a person’s smile is the first thing that they notice. When people smile it is inviting and warm. It can also enhance social interactions, improve your mood and let other people know that you are confident.

If your smile makes you uncomfortable, it is time to talk to a dentist. Our staff is highly experienced, and our equipment is state-of-the-art, so we can help you to get the smile of your dreams.

No matter how much time and care you put into your teeth, there is guarantee that you will never need help from a dentist. Damage to teeth can happen for many reasons, such as a flying object, experiencing a fall or something like an automobile accident. Of course, your lifestyle habits and just getting older can cause your teeth to become discolored or dull. When these things happen, dental bonding can help to restore your teeth.

Tooth bonding, or dental bonding, works to enhance a damaged or otherwise imperfect smile. The dentist will use a bonding material referred to as resin that matches your teeth’s natural color to cover up certain imperfections. Once the resin has settled, it becomes a part of your natural tooth, and this is why it is called bonding.

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What Is Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding improves or repairs your teeth’s appearance via the use of composite resin. The dentist uses high-intensity light and adhesives to bond the resin to your teeth.

Composite resin can also be used for filling cavities if you do not like what amalgam or traditional dental fillings look like. The resin will bond to your teeth, and you will not be able to tell that a cavity had been drilled and filled. Bonding is often used for things like chipped and discolored teeth. It can also help for changing tooth shape, reducing the size of a gap in between teeth and making teeth appear longer.

What Are The Uses For Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental issues are usually why a dentist will recommend dental bonding. Because of this, it can be beneficial for things like fractured teeth, teeth that are chipped or otherwise damaged and discolored teeth.

Your dentist might suggest bonding to help with changing your tooth color and shape, as well as to reduce gap size in between your teeth. It is also possible to use this treatment to protect tooth roots that are exposed due to gum disease causing your gums to recede.

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bonding?

If you are looking for a cosmetic dental procedure, this treatment is one of the least expensive ones that you can pursue. In general, you can expect the results of dental bonding to last for about 10 years. However, things like your overall dental health and which teeth were treated affect the longevity.

Compared to your molars, the front teeth do not experience as much wear-and-tear when you are chewing. As a result, the results of dental bonding tend to last longer on your front teeth. Also, things like chewing on hard objects and grinding your teeth can make your results last for a shorter period of time.

Compared to other types of cosmetic dental treatments, dental bonding is quite fast, and you do not have to deal with anesthesia. The one exception to the anesthesia rule is if your dentist is using bonding to fill a decayed tooth after drilling it. Also, your dentist will not need to take away any of your tooth enamel, so the preparation takes almost no time at all.

There are certain other cosmetic dental procedures that can do things similar to dental bonding. Some of the most common examples include dental crowns and veneers. However, dental bonding and all of the alternative procedures have disadvantages and advantages. One of the biggest benefits to dental bonding is that it tends to be cheaper than the similar alternatives. On average, you can expect to pay $300 to $600 for this procedure. While you will have to check to be sure, most insurance carriers will also cover dental bonding. Other benefits include the fact that dental bonding is simple, it is almost always successful, and it makes your teeth look natural.

What Are The Risks And Disadvantages OF Dental Bonding?

When it comes to dental bonding, staining is something that you have to be aware of. While the resin that is used is slightly resistant to stains, it is much easier to stain than veneers and crowns. Now, some people view this as a benefit since the resin will change with color and develop stains as you get older just like your natural teeth do. This prevents the bonding resin from standing out over time. On the other hand, veneers and crowns can start to look artificial with time since they will not change color and stain like your natural teeth.

Compared to veneers and crowns, you will typically get a shorter lifespan with bonding materials. This is because they can get grinded down when you are sleeping, experience damage and detach from the tooth the resin is adhered to as your mouth starts to change. Due to these factors, dentists usually recommend this treatment when the issue that needs to be fixed is small.

If you do experience the resin coming out or breaking, it is easy to repair or replace the bonding resin. When it comes to the bonding material, damage can occur due to biting. Because of this, dental bonding is generally recommended for your front teeth and other teeth where there is not as much pressure.

What Happens During A Dental Bonding Appointment?

When it comes to your appointment for teeth bonding, there is nothing you need to do to prepare. Just make sure to show up at the time of your appointment. Our staff will get you in the chair and do the few quick things that are needed to get you ready to see the dentist. As you learned above, the need for anesthesia is rare.

Your dentist will start with a dental examination and then will make sure that the resin that they choose matches your teeth. Once this is done, they will slightly roughen the tooth surface and then put the conditioning liquid on. This will ensure that the tooth and the resin have a strong bond together.

The resin feels and acts like a putty, so it is easy for your dentist to smooth and mold it until it gets to the exact shape needed. Once it is shaped, the dentist will harden the resin using an LED light. Overall, you can expect to be with your dentist for about 30 minutes for every tooth being treated.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

It is important to continue seeing your dentist twice a year and follow your normal dental hygiene routine. This helps to keep all of your teeth healthy, as well as those with dental bonding.

If you have any habits that could break or damage your teeth, it is important to work on breaking these habits. For example, get help for teeth grinding, do not chew on foreign objects and do not chew on your fingernails.

It is also important to reduce your intake of drinks and foods that can stain your bonding resin. Examples include coffee, red wine and blueberries. If you use tobacco products, quitting can reduce the risk of staining prematurely.

If you think that your bonded tooth is starting to sharpen, change in shape or otherwise change, make sure to talk to your dentist right away. They will let you know if you need to replace or repair it.

You can expect to have your bonding for about 10 years as long as you take care of your teeth well. As you get older, your mouth and teeth can change, and this could reduce the lifespan by weakening the resin and negatively affecting the bond.

Make sure that the dentist that you choose has experience with dental bonding. The higher the skill of the dentist, the better your results. This can also help to increase the overall longevity of your dental bonding.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Kate Brayman DDS Accepted Dental Insurance on Long Island

At Kate Brayman DDS, we work with most major insurance plans. Above is a list of some of the dental plans we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact our dental office.

Kate Brayman, DDS
8285 Jericho Turnpike Suite 3B
Woodbury, NY, 11797


We offer teeth bonding on Long Island NY including Woodbury, Syosset, West Hills, Oyster Bay, Cold Spring Harbor, Plainview, Melville and Huntington.

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