Bonding by Dr. Grasso in Syracuse, NY
Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth, to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes. First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish as a last step.
Teeth bonding is a convenient, fast and affordable way to enhance a smile. If you are interested in learning more about bonding, contact our Syracuse, NY dental office at (315) 476-1985 to schedule an appointment or consultation!