We are proud to offer our patients at Alan Pressman DMD the
most advanced dentistry solutions available. Our Rockland and Bergen
counties dentist restores decayed or injured teeth to full function and
appearance. We use a variety of methods to restore a damaged smile. For
example, one of the simplest and most affordable ways to fix imperfect
teeth is with dental bonding,
We use dental bonding in Rockland and Bergen counties to repair
imperfect teeth or to camouflage minor flaws including cracks, chips,
stains, or misalignments. The strong, composite material contains a
mixture of glass and tooth-colored plastic. This makes for added
strength and natural clarity. The restorative material fuses with the
natural tooth and becomes part of it.
Although bonding is not as durable as a porcelain veneer, it doesn’t
require services from a dental lab. In addition, the procedure can
usually be completed without removing any part of the healthy tooth
At Alan Pressman, DMD tooth bonding can usually be completed in one
visit. Because there is no need to send mouth impressions to a lab, the
entire process should less than an hour. The first step your dentist in
Rockland and Bergen counties will clean the tooth surface and apply an
etching gel. This process will open up the pores in the enamel. After
the gel is rinsed off, the material is applied in thin layers. The bond
fills in the small holes in the tooth surface. A curing light is used to
harden the restoration. Each thin layer is placed over one another
until the right thickness is achieved. Then the material is shaped and
With bonded teeth, you will continue your usual oral hygiene
practices. There is no need to make any changes, just business as usual.
Brush twice daily and floss at least once a day. Continue to visit your
dentist in Rockland and Bergen counties for bi-annual dental exams and
professional teeth cleanings. Just like natural tooth enamel, the
bonding material is prone to staining. So it is vital that you brush and
floss as you usually would.
Currently not accepting Medicare at this time.