Dental Bonding Specialist

Meadowbrook Dental Care

General Dentists located in Mineola, NY

When you’re looking for an affordable way to improve the look of your teeth, consider dental bonding at Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola, New York. Miguel A. Casañas Jr., DDS, and Publio Silfa, DDS, offer dental bonding to fix chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to cover fillings, making them less noticeable than traditional silver fillings. If you live in Long Island, contact Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa today. Call to schedule your appointment or book it online.

Dental Bonding Q & A

Meadowbrook Dental Care

What is dental bonding used for?

At Meadowbrook Dental Care, Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa use dental bonding to treat a variety of oral health conditions. They often use it after filling a tooth to give it a natural appearance that blends in with the rest of your teeth. If you have a lot of silver fillings, they may replace them with bonding to make them less noticeable.

Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa may recommend bonding for other issues, including exposed roots and teeth that are:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Discolored
  • Gapped
  • Short or misaligned
  • Misshapen

How does dental bonding work?

When you see Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa to have dental bonding, they start by preparing your tooth. If your tooth needs a filling, they administer anesthesia and perform the filling first.

To start the bonding process, your dentist matches the shade of your teeth to the correct composite resin. They etch your tooth — making the surface rough, so it binds efficiently — then apply a liquid conditioner.

Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa forms the putty-like resin and molds it to your tooth, smoothing it to blend in. Once it’s the proper shape, your dentist uses a special light to harden the material, allowing it to bond. Then they polish the tooth, making it glossy just like your natural teeth.

The whole procedure takes 30-60 minutes.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

When you visit Meadowbrook Dental Care for dental bonding, you gain a range of benefits. Not only is the bonding process simple, but it's also the least expensive cosmetic procedure available. Among the other benefits:

  • Only one office visit is necessary
  • Minimal tooth enamel is removed
  • Anesthesia isn’t needed (unless filling accompanies bonding)
  • No extra care is required
  • Bonding easily matches your natural teeth

If you want to improve the look of your smile or you have chipped or misaligned teeth, contact Meadowbrook Dental Care for an affordable and easy fix. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa. You can even book online.