Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Having a bright and healthy smile makes you more confident. However, if you have missing or broken teeth, you may not be as comfortable flashing a big, confident smile. While dental damage can be frustrating, the good news is that it doesn’t have to be permanent. Our bonding process at Garden City Family Dentistry is a popular method to enhance the cosmetics of your smile.
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like dental composite material is color matched, applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into proper tooth contour, hardened and then polished. An examples of a bonded restorations are inlays and onlays, which are used to repair decayed & cracked teeth. Teeth damaged by small to moderate decay, erosion, or small fractures can be repaired with direct composite restorations bonded to the teeth. Aesthetics are especially critical in anterior composite restorations.
The final results through bonding is an improvement over unsightly silver amalgam or black colored fillings. Due to the advancements in dental technology and the materials used, bonding can usually last over 10 years. It is a completely safe, low-cost, and attractive solution for most of your dental needs.