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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
February 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about dental bonding from your Niskayuna bonding

Small imperfections in your smile can have a big effect on your self-esteem. Luckily, many problems are easy to correct with dental bonding. Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro, your Niskayuna, NY, family dentists explain how you can benefit from bonding.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a fairly simple technique that can dramatically improve your smile. Flexible composite resin, the bonding material dentists use, can be manipulated into any shape, making it the ideal choice to restore chipped portions of a tooth or cover a stain. After the composite resin is applied to your tooth, it's hardened with a special curing light.

Is bonding a good choice for me?

Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can address multiple issues. In addition to repairing chipped or broken teeth and covering stains due to medication side effects or dental work, it can also be used to:

  • Repair Cracks: Small cracks disappear when the bonding material is applied. Larger cracks and chips may require dental crowns.
  • Lengthen Teeth: Short teeth can affect your bite, making it more difficult to chew and even triggering headaches in some cases. Bonding lengthens naturally short teeth and those that have become too short due to grinding.
  • Cover Tooth Roots: Receding gums expose your tooth roots, triggering sensitivity any time you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages. Bonding covers roots, reducing sensitivity.
  • Change the Appearance of Oddly Shaped Teeth: Bonding can transform teeth that are crooked, twisted, pointed or oddly shaped.
  • Close Gaps: Do you dislike the small gaps between your teeth? Bonding offers a simple way to close those gaps. If you have large gaps, orthodontic treatment may be a better option.
  • Fill Teeth: Since composite resin is available in a variety of shades designed to match the most common tooth colors, your new filling won't be obvious.

Make over your smile with dental bonding! Call Dr. Molino and Dr. Vaccaro, your Niskayuna, NY, family dentists, at (518) 377-3628 to schedule your appointment.