Cosmetic Bonding New York FAQs

What is cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a popular and routine dental procedure that involves the placement of a tooth-colored resin material on or around the tooth. Cosmetic bonding is used to improve and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the teeth, as well as address a variety of minor structural defects. Dr. Phillip Frank offers this effective treatment in his Brooklyn, New York practice.

What are the advantages of cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a quick and pain-free procedure that offers immediate results. Unlike the use of veneers to improve the smile, cosmetic bonding is minimally invasive to the tooth structure. Unlike dental veneers, very little filing or trimming of the teeth is required beforehand. Cosmetic bonding is an easy way to immediately enhance the appearance of your smile. Bonding can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile without the need for long and painful orthodontic treatment or the harsh chemicals that are used in teeth bleaching.

What types of dental problems can be addressed with cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding can correct a variety of dental complaints. It can be used to mask discolorations on the surface of the tooth, allowing for a more uniform color across the teeth. Bonding can be used to fill in chips or cracks on the tooth. It can be applied to the sides of teeth to close up gaps between the teeth, and it can be used to lengthen teeth to minimize asymmetry.

Is the process painful?
The process is non-invasive, thus it is not likely to cause you pain or discomfort.

How long does cosmetic bonding take?
It typically takes Dr. Frank 30 to 60 minutes to perform cosmetic bonding on each tooth. The total length will depend upon the number of teeth being treated and the extent of bonding required.

Is cosmetic bonding permanent?
Yes, cosmetic bonding is a permanent solution; however, in time the resin may wear down or chip, so touch-up appointments may be required every few years. Results will vary between individuals.

Are there any post-treatment instructions that I must follow?
The resin used for cosmetic bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth material, thus you should take care when eating certain foods, such as hard candies or biting into apples. Additionally, resin is more susceptible to staining, so Dr. Frank may advise that you avoid coffee, tea, and red wine, or plan to brush your teeth soon after consuming these beverages.

When selecting a dentist for cosmetic bonding, what should I look for?
To achieve natural and beautiful results, it is important to work with a dentist who is highly experienced in cosmetic bonding. It takes a careful and artistic eye to see how cosmetic bonding can enhance a smile. Located in the NYC area, Dr. Frank has been offering this treatment to his patients for many years. His experience and expertise will provide you with the best results possible. To learn more about the process and see examples of his past work, call his Brooklyn office today.