Dental Bonding

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July 23, 2019 By Dr. Farzin Farokhzadeh

Dental bonding refers to the procedure that bonds a composite resin to your teeth for aesthetic or bite purposes. The composite material is made from a durable plastic resin in tooth-colored shades. The resin’s shade is matched to your surrounding teeth to provide a natural look that restores — or improves —your smile.

For cosmetic bonding in the Bronx, the resin is applied directly to your tooth and sculpted to its surface. Through the curing process, the material chemically bonds to your tooth. Dental bonding can also act as a substitute for fillings in a cavity.

Uses for White Fillings

Your dentist (open on Sunday by appointment) uses white filling to restore your natural, confident smile. But there are other uses for white or natural-colored resin, such as:

  • Closing gaps between your teeth to even your bite or enhance your appearance
  • Repairing decayed teeth by filling the cavity
  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Teeth contouring to make teeth look longer
  • Reshaping teeth to even the symmetry
  • Protecting the tooth root that’s exposed when gums recede
  • Using it as an adhesive for applying veneers

Procedure for Dental Bonding

Regardless of the purpose, the process for dental bonding is straightforward. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth, but full restoration is immediate, causes little pain and requires no recovery time. Your Bronx dentist:

  • Cleans and examines your teeth to check your dental health
  • Discusses your cosmetic desires
  • Consults a shade guide to match the closest teeth
  • Provides a local anesthetic if you need or want one
  • Roughens your tooth slightly with an etching liquid for improved bonding
  • Coats the tooth with an adhesive liquid
  • Applies the resin to the tooth layer by layer, building it up to the right size
  • Molds and smoothes the resin into the proper shape
  • Hardens the resin with an ultraviolet light
  • Trims, shapes and polishes the tooth for final presentation


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505 Dental Associates
505 Claremont Parkway,
Bronx, NY 10457
+1  (718) 299-3600

Written by

Dr. Farzin Farokhzadeh

Farzin Farokhzadeh is a family and cosmetic dentist based in the Bronx NYC. Dr. Farokhzadeh attended the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he received his dental degree. Dr. Farokhzadeh runs his own dental center in the Bronx.

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