Dental Bonding and White Fillings Used to Enhance Your Smile with Your Dentist in Stony Brook

Dental bonding is the process of applying composite resin to repair decayed to damaged teeth. This process can also whiten teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Bonding can be performed right in Dr. Sheth's office without having to send impressions or molds out to a lab. Any necessary adjustments can be made the same day without needing to come in for an extra appointment. The composite resin will literally bond to the tooth to add extra protection and strength.
The Process
First, Dr. Sheth will determine the exact shade of your teeth in order to provide the perfect match of composite resin. Next, she'll slightly shave down the enamel of your teeth in order to roughen it before applying the ceramic resin. After the teeth are prepared, Dr. Sheth will apply the resin and shape it to match the shape of your teeth. Once the resin is properly in place, she will use an ultra-light laser to harden and bond it to your teeth. Next, we'll make any minor adjustments to the bonding so that it looks perfect. The process only takes about 30 minutes to complete and you can leave the office feeling more confident with the appearance of your smile. 
You should avoid any food or liquid that may stain your bonding. Ceramic resin is not stain resistant, so you should aim to prevent discoloration just as you would with your natural teeth. It is also not as durable as other materials, such as porcelain veneers. Avoid chewing on ice or biting your nails. Your bonding can possibly chip or crack and need to be replaced. Protect your dental bonding just as you would want to protect your natural teeth. If you take proper care of your bonding, it will last longer. However, dental bonding is not a permanent solution and it will need to be replaced after a few years.
If you would like to learn more about dental bonding from your dentist in Stony Brook NY, call our office today. You can reach us at (631) 689-3226, or you can fill out an appointment request form directly on our website and a staff member will get in touch with you at your convenience. We look forward to helping you get the beautiful smile you deserve!