Dental Bonding


Dental Bonding Is an Easy, Affordable Way to Update Your Smile

At Lux Smiles, Jai H. Shin, D.D.S., provides dental bonding to improve the appearance of cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth. This treatment is simple and affordable, and it can be a good alternative to porcelain veneers. When you choose dental bonding at our Manhattan, New York, office, Dr. Shin will use composite resin to conceal imperfections, reshape your teeth, and improve the appearance of slight orthodontic issues. With a special focus and interest in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Shin is an excellent choice for your dental bonding treatment. With this simple procedure, he can achieve beautifully lifelike results that can improve your entire appearance.

Close up of gapped teeth

Bonding is a quick and easy way to close gaps between teeth.

Dental Bonding Basics

Bonding is a safe, conservative, and highly effective cosmetic treatment. During the procedure, Dr. Shin will apply composite resin to your teeth, using the material to conceal minor to moderate surface blemishes. The treatment can address:

  • Small cracks and chips
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Small, worn, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Minor orthodontic concerns, such as crooked or rotated teeth
  • Internal stains that do not respond to teeth whitening

Are You a Candidate for Bonding?

If you do not suffer from conditions like decay or gum disease, you are likely a candidate for dental bonding. Because the treatment does not require the removal of tissue or modification to your tooth structure, you can typically undergo treatment even if you have compromised enamel. In fact, bonding is the same material used to fill and strengthen teeth weakened by decay. Though bonding and veneers correct similar problems, bonding will usually be more appropriate if you have suffered enamel erosion. It can also be a better option if you are closely watching your budget.

The Dental Bonding Process

Before the bonding procedure, Dr. Shin will choose a shade of composite that closely matches the rest of your smile. Then he will treat the surface of your treated tooth or teeth with a mild chemical agent. This substance will roughen their surface, allowing the composite to form a stronger bond. Next he will coat your teeth in a bonding agent before applying the composite. As he works, he will carefully sculpt the material so that it fully covers and masks any flaws. He will also make sure that the bonding has a smooth and natural finish. When all the composite is in place, Dr. Shin will harden the material with a special light. Finally, he will polish your teeth to achieve a natural-looking sparkle.

Dr. Shin can complete the entire bonding process in a single appointment, and it is easy to maintain your results.

How Dental Bonding Can Benefit You

Bonding is a non-invasive treatment that does not typically involve any discomfort. Dr. Shin can complete the entire process in a single appointment, and it is easy to maintain your results. With regular check-ups and good oral hygiene, your bonding could last for several years. Additionally, you can easily receive quick, affordable touch-ups.

Most significantly, dental bonding can have a significant impact on your appearance. The treatment can address a broad range of cosmetic concerns, helping your smile look brighter, whiter, and healthier. You may also enjoy a greater sense of confidence.

Refine Your Smile

Dr. Shin provides personalized treatment to help you look your very best. To find out if dental bonding is the right cosmetic option for you, contact Lux Smiles today.