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 restore your smile. Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive alternative to porcelain veneers that can completely rejuvenate your smile.
DR. MORMINO: Dental bonding, or also known as composite, is a procedure which can be used when you have either a cavity, wear and tear, breakage of a tooth. Okay? To restore that tooth to its original beauty and its original function, there has to be enough natural tooth structure remaining to effectively perform bonding, as opposed to a porcelain veneer or a porcelain crown. But there are many applications for bonding in the front teeth: the stained, older fillings; for decay. And also in the posterior or the back teeth, if you will, to replace some of those old silver mercury fillings that no one likes to see anymore. And the bonding technology has advanced enough at this point where even the hard, biting force teeth, like the molars, all the way in the back, even though they take a lot of biting pressure, you don’t need to have those silver mercury fillings there anymore. They can be restored with tooth colored bonding that’s very durable and looks great.