Dental Bonding Can Address Minor Flaws to Create a More Beautiful Smile

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino offers dental bonding at his Staten Island, NY, office as a fast and effective way to mask minor cosmetic issues in your smile. Composite resin is first matched to the natural shade of your teeth before it is applied in layers to conceal minor alignment issues, discoloration, and gaps in teeth. This cosmetic procedure is similar in nature to porcelain veneers, however, it requires little to no alteration of your natural teeth. With dental bonding, Dr. Mormino can achieve better symmetry and proportions so you are left with a radiant smile. If you are interested in dental bonding, contact our office today to learn more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment.

Why Dental Bonding?

teeth before dental bonding

Dental bonding is recommended for patients who want to address minor cosmetic flaws in their smile. This cosmetic treatment is not appropriate for imperfections that also affect your oral health. In general, dental bonding can address any of the following.

  • Stained teeth that do not respond to professional teeth whitening
  • Teeth that have sustained minor damage such as a chip or crack
  • Misaligned teeth, including those that are slightly crooked
  • Small gaps between teeth

Dental bonding is more budget-friendly than porcelain veneers, so it is a great option for patients concerned about treatment costs. Additionally, dental bonding is an excellent choice for patients with sensitive teeth. Porcelain veneers require removal of a small portion of the tooth enamel, which is not recommended for patients already suffering from sensitive teeth as a result of enamel loss.

What to Expect During Treatment

During your initial consultation with Dr. Mormino, he will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and carefully examine your teeth to determine if dental bonding is right for you. He will work closely with you to create a custom treatment plan that will achieve your goals.

For many patients, addressing these minor cosmetic issues can have a dramatic impact on their self-confidence.

Before beginning, Dr. Mormino will carefully mark the teeth that require treatment, and then place a barrier between those teeth and the surrounding teeth and gums. After mixing the composite resin to an appropriate shade for your smile, he will begin to layer the resin on the teeth to change their shape as needed. After he has achieved the smile you desire, he will use a UV light to harden the resin.

Once the material is hardened, he will check to ensure your bite is properly aligned and symmetrical. For a more natural appearance, he will carefully etch the surface of the resin. There is no downtime with dental bonding. You will enjoy immediate and beautiful results after just one appointment.

What Dental Bonding Can Do for You

Dental bonding can change the shape and size of your teeth to create better symmetry and proportions. This procedure can also create a straighter smile, free from gaps and other alignment issues. By concealing stains that are unresponsive to teeth whitening, you will also have a whiter smile. For many patients, addressing these minor cosmetic issues can have a dramatic impact on their self-confidence. These small changes result in a significant transformation, both in your smile and in yourself.

Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation Today

If you are unhappy with how your smile looks because of minor cosmetic flaws, contact our office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mormino. He can help you determine whether dental bonding is right for you. 

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Repair Chips and Cracks with Dental Bonding

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino can repair chips, cracks, and minor cosmetic imperfections with dental bonding. At his Staten Island, NY, office, Dr. Mormino will carefully apply composite resin to conceal these concerns and rejuvenate your smile. Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive alternative to other extensive cosmetic treatments.

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