Dental Bonding

In one visit, Dr. Steven Levy’s artistry can provide you with an amazingly stunning transformation of aesthetically flawed teeth that can last for years with the proper care. Because of Dr. Levy’s extensive training and experience you can expect results that complement your features, are natural looking, long-lasting and enhance the beauty of your smile.

Bonding is a form of cosmetic dentistry that can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. It is an alternative to porcelain veneers for a smile makeover.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a composite resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Levy and Dr. Gatha. The composite resin is cured by a blue bonding light, trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

With his meticulous eye for detail and esthetics, Dr. Steven Levy can precisely blend the composite resin so that it’s practically indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth. Dental bonding offers tremendous value for the cost, and compared to porcelain veneers and crowns (caps) the least amount of enamel is removed. If the dental bonding is not used to also fill a cavity, a local anesthetic is usually not necessary to be completely comfortable during the procedure.

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of dental bonding is the increase in self confidence you experience when your smile is enhanced by Dr. Levy’s artistry.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single, comfortable office visit, and can improve the appearance of your smile significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts five years, sometimes longer depending upon your bite and eating habits, before repair is needed.

For a more durable solution to your cosmetic dentistry needs, porcelain veneers are the answer. Typically, they can be expected to last 10 to 20 years. When teeth are severely broken down crowns provide the beauty, strength and durability necessary for a healthy mouth.

Dr. Steven Levy is a Nassau County Long Island cosmetic dentist in Merrick. He is always happy to take the time to listen to your needs, explain all your cosmetic options and answer all your questions.

Please see our Photo Gallery for before and after examples of Cosmetic Dentistry.