Dental Bonding in Staten Island
Dr. Marshall S. Skopp, the best dentist in Staten Island, would like to share with you some information on cosmetic dental bonding.
Dental bonding is defined as a “cosmetic dental procedure in which a dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair the damage.” So, if you’ve suffered a visible injury or tooth decay, this is something that helps obfuscate the unsightliness of it.
What are some common reasons for getting dental bonding on your teeth?
- Repairs for chipped/broken teeth
- Fixing gaps in teeth
- Concealing discoloration
- Changing tooth shape
- Protecting a tooth impacted by the receding gumline
Quality dental bonding could last up to 10 years, but it’s possible to need a replacement as early as three or four years. What is this procedure like? Well, first the dentist would select a type of resin that looks like your tooth, next the affected area is sanded down and applied with a liquid bonding agent, and then the resin is molded onto the tooth. Finally, ultra-violet light is used to harden it before applying finishing touches. This procedure takes about 30-60 minutes and could require a follow-up visit.
How do you prepare for such a procedure? All you need to do is practice the basics of oral hygiene like brushing and flossing. Once the procedure is completed, it’s important to avoid behaviors that could break the bonding resin. This includes chewing ice, fingernails, and writing utensils. You might also consider using a mouthguard for a while if you are prone to grinding your teeth.
Dental bonding is but one of many ways Dr. Skopp’s dental office can help you by means of restorative dentistry. While we should always strive to maintain our teeth through personal dental maintenance, sometimes through no fault of our own, we might need a procedure to restore teeth that were lost to injury or trauma. Here are some of the ways we accomplish this for you:
- Dental Implants
- Inlays & Onlays
- White Dental Fillings
If you find yourself in need of dental work like any of these treatment measures, we welcome you to reach out to us for consultation. You can go here to make an appointment with us. If you have any questions, you can also contact us over the phone at 718-982-5230. Our office is located at 2040 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10303. Dr. Marshall S Skopp is proud to give you the smile of your dreams.