Tooth bonding can serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes to address tooth damage, decay and minor aesthetic concerns. Typically completed during a single visit, tooth bonding is also considered an economical alternative to more permanent options such as porcelain veneers. Cohoes, NY dentist Dr. Frederick Marra offers tooth bonding and can provide natural looking results as an experienced and highly trained cosmetic dentist.
Tooth Bonding: What to Expect
The tooth bonding procedure is similar to a dental filling. Most patients are completely comfortable with a local anesthetic used to numb the affected tooth and surrounding soft tissues. Tooth bonding can be used to treat:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth damage
- Minor cosmetic concerns or gaps between teeth
- Tooth stains
Dr. Marra will begin the process by gently removing as little tooth surface structure as possible to ensure a good result. Combining the artistry and skill acquired through years of education and experience, he will sculpt the composite resin onto the tooth and create the desired shape.
After curing the composite with a special light, your tooth will be polished for a smooth texture and natural look. Tooth bonding can last for up to 10 years with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.