Bothered by small chips, deep stains, gaps, or other minor flaws in your teeth? Thanks to the broad range of treatment options provided by our cosmetic dentist, repairing these minor issues does not have to be expensive, time-consuming, or inconvenient. Dental bonding, which involves re-sculpting the damaged tooth using several layers of a durable, tooth-colored resin, offers a simple and effective solution to treat damage and restore a full, healthy tooth structure.
Dr. Victor Oelbaum and our multispecialty dental team would be happy to help you learn more about the treatment process and discuss whether dental bonding, or another cosmetic procedure, is the most ideal option to achieve your goals. While candidacy depends on the unique needs of each patient, cosmetic bonding can be an excellent treatment for patients who are looking for an alternative to porcelain veneers.
What is Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive, conservative treatment performed to fix minor concerns like chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. During treatment, a composite resin is applied to the damaged tooth in layers. The resin is shaded to match your exact tooth color, and sculpted to blend in perfectly with your smile. Once the correct tooth proportions are reached, a special light is then used to harden and cure the composite resin. Finally, the entire tooth is polished to a shine, allowing patients to enjoy their new and improved smile for years to come. Although cosmetic bonding cannot address severe dental flaws, this treatment can be a convenient and affordable way to repair mild imperfections in your smile.
How is Cosmetic Bonding Performed?
Dental bonding is an in-office treatment usually completed in one visit. Unlike more invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments, there is no prior tooth preparation necessary. First, the composite resin is colored to match your exact tooth shade. The tooth is then prepared for bonding, and the resin is applied in layers to treat stains and deficiencies in the enamel. The affected region is then smoothed and molded to the desired shape, after which the tooth is finally polished to a shine.
How Long Do the Results of Dental Bonding Last?
Cosmetic bonding can provide beautiful results for many years, but taking good care of your teeth and gums will help prolong the longevity of your results. We encourage patients to brush and floss their teeth twice daily, as well as to keep up with semi-annual appointments and regular dental cleanings. This can help our Bronx dentists detect potential problems early on, and identify signs of wear and tear before small issues exacerbate.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Cosmetic bonding is usually more affordable than porcelain veneers and other restorations, giving patients a more economical solution to fix their damaged tooth or teeth. The cost of dental bonding generally ranges from $265 to $395 in New York City, but your personalized quote will be assessed based on the details of your treatment plan, including:
- The number of teeth treated
- The techniques utilized
- The extent of your concerns
For patients interested in dental financing, our office accepts payment plans from qualified patients via CareCredit® and United Medical Credit®. These reputable healthcare lending companies can help individuals receive treatment right away while paying for their procedure in a series of low- to no-interest installments. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the cost of cosmetic bonding.
At Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, we offer a range of non-invasive cosmetic treatments to repair minor concerns, such as chips and small cracks in the teeth. Contact our Bronx practice to learn more about cosmetic bonding or to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly dentists.