Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for You? By Louis Buono on March 11, 2017

A woman with a bright white, beautiful smileDental flaws and imperfections can be a source of self consciousness and leave many patients wanting to hide their smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments, including dental bonding, are a great option for those who wish to enhance the appearance of their smile. If you wish to improve the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dental bonding may be right for you. For more information about cosmetic dental bonding candidates, schedule a consultation with Long Island, NY dentist Louis Buono.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding is a dental treatment used to improve and enhance the appearance of the smile by masking dental flaws and other imperfections. Dental bonding treatment is performed by applying a soft, tooth-colored resin to the surface of the teeth. This resin is then shaped, hardened, and polished to the desired appearance for a complete smile transformation.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding Uses

Many people with cosmetic dental flaws make suitable candidates for dental bonding. Ideal candidates for cosmetic dental bonding should have healthy gums and teeth and experience one or more of the following:

  • Dental discoloration: Dental stains, both superficial and deep, may be masked by dental bonding treatment. Dental bonding is especially useful for treating dental discoloration when teeth whitening treatments are unable to achieve the desired results.
  • Mild alignment issues: The appearance of mildly crooked teeth may be improved with dental bonding.
  • Gaps between the teeth: Gaps between the teeth may be closed with dental bonding treatment, allowing suitable candidates to enjoy an enhanced smile without the need for traditional orthodontics.
  • Misshaped teeth: The appearance of misshaped teeth, whether pointed or jagged, can be reshaped with cosmetic dental bonding treatment.
  • Undersized or oversized teeth: Teeth that are too small or too big can be resized using dental bonding treatment for a more evenly proportioned smile.
  • Minor chips or cracks: Minor chips and cracks may be treated with dental bonding for restored dental health and improved appearance.

Those Who May Not Be Candidates for Dental Bonding

Although many people make suitable candidates for dental bonding, this treatment may not be right for everyone. Those who may not be ideal candidates for cosmetic dental bonding include those who:

  • Have severe dental damage: Teeth with severe dental damage, such as tooth decay, enamel erosion, or large fractures, should have these issues treated before undergo cosmetic dental bonding.
  • Have unhealthy gums: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, needs to be treated before dental bonding can be performed.
  • Severe alignment issues: Severe alignment issues cannot be treated with dental bonding and often require orthodontic treatment.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding offers many benefits to those who wish to enhance the appearance of their smile. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Improved confidence
  • Brighter, whiter smile
  • Improved dental proportions
  • Improved tooth shape
  • Overall enhanced aesthetics

Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for You?

Cosmetic dental bonding can make your dreams of a beautiful smile a reality. To find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic dental bonding, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buono at your earliest convenience.

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Louis J. Buono, DDS

Garden City Smiles Louis J. Buono, DDS

Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. He is proud to be affiliated with: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

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