Dental Bonding in Midtown West NYC

Carnegie Dental Wellness provides cosmetic bonding in Midtown Manhattan. Call 212-582-6617 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Cosmetic bonding is an affordable dental treatment that can dramatically improve your smile in a matter of minutes. The bonding process is quick and painless, and it can be used to correct a number of cosmetic issues, from chipped teeth to severe staining.

Bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to correct cosmetic imperfections. We choose a shade that matches the rest of your teeth, then apply it directly to the surface after roughening the enamel to help the resin adhere properly. The bonding material is shaped with exacting detail to ensure a comfortable bite and natural appearance. Once the resin is cured, it can be further refined if needed. Most cosmetic bonding takes under an hour to complete.

Uses for Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is used for teeth that are otherwise healthy, but have aesthetic imperfections that you’d like to correct. Some of the most common uses for bonding include:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained or yellowed teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Short teeth that need length added for a more even appearance

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Bonding

How long does teeth bonding last?

Cosmetic bonding can last anywhere from four to eight years, although this can vary. If you have a front tooth that is bonded, the bonding may be more likely to fall off because of the stress put on the tooth when biting. Oral habits matter too—nail biting or using your teeth as tools can make your bonding susceptible to damage, and drinking staining beverages or smoking can mean your bonding will become discolored sooner and need replacement.

Does bonding ruin your teeth?

Bonding does not ruin teeth; your enamel is merely roughened to make it easier for the bonding agent to stick to the tooth surface. The overall structure of your tooth remains intact and healthy.

How can I get my teeth white fast?

Schedule a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment. You’ll leave our office with a noticeably whiter smile in under an hour.

Can bonding be whitened?

No, there is no way to whiten resin bonding material. If your bonding becomes stained, it will need to be replaced.

Is composite bonding better than veneers?

Veneers are the gold standard when it comes to cosmetic dentistry because they last longer and don’t stain as easily. Some patients prefer bonding, though, because it’s more affordable and the bonding process is easier.

Can front teeth be bonded?

Absolutely! If you have a front tooth that is chipped or damaged, bonding can give your smile a dramatic makeover. At Carnegie Dental Wellness, we take the time to ensure that your bonded tooth looks natural to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

Is tooth bonding worth it?

Yes, tooth bonding is worth it. If porcelain veneers aren’t in your budget or you’re simply not ready to make that commitment, cosmetic bonding is a fantastic way to improve the appearance of your smile.

Call 212-582-6617 to learn more and schedule your appointment.