Children's Dental Bonding in NYC
At Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC, we are committed to helping our patients achieve healthy and confident smiles. When faced with problems including chipped or misshapen teeth or large spaces between teeth, our pediatric dentists may recommend a cosmetic dental bonding procedure, also called teeth bonding. Learn more below, or schedule an appointment today!
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a special filling that can restore, reshape, and rejuvenate teeth, improving both the function and appearance of our patients’ smiles. The dental bonding material is a composite resin or modifiable ceramic that hardens and fuses to the tooth when our dentists shine a special light on it.
When is dental bonding used?
Our pediatric dentists may use bonding to correct:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken or misshapen teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Stained teeth
What does getting dental bonding involve?
Dental bonding is performed in-office. It involves our pediatric dentists applying a thin layer of bonding material to the affected tooth, which is then sculpted like clay and shaped to correct the cosmetic concern. Using a special light, our dentists will harden the material and securely fuse it with the existing tooth. Next, the bonding will be polished until it’s smooth.
A teeth bonding procedure typically takes one to two hours to perform and results last about ten years. Bonded teeth look and function just like natural teeth. The dental bonding material can be colored as well as molded, so our dentists are able to match the shade of existing teeth. When bonding is performed by an experienced dentist, people will not be able to tell that you’ve had cosmetic work done on your teeth – other than seeing how good your smile looks!
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about pediatric tooth bonding, call our office at 212.879.6518 or request an appointment at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics by filling out the form on this page.