We are proud to offer patients at Dr. Alan Pressman
DMD dental office, the most advanced dentistry solutions available. As a
dentist serving Rockland and Bergen counties, Dr. Alan Pressman DMD dental
office, 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
Dental Bonding in Rockland and Bergen Counties
In the tooth bonding procedure, the Dr. Alan
Pressman DMD applies special resin to the part of your tooth, matching its
color to improve the tooth's appearance. Besides, it helps to mask the
perceived abnormalities and defects.
Following are some of the cosmetic dental concerns
that are addressed with dental bonding:
Discolored Teeth: Dental bonding helps hide discoloration that cannot be done by
teeth whitening procedures.
Chipped Teeth: the composite resin is placed in the chip to smooth out the
tooth's appearance, masking the chip.
Short Teeth: resin applied to the tooth's surface to make it longer in
appearance than it actually, is.
Teeth Gaps: Dentists in Rockland and Bergen counties can apply resin to the undesired
inside gaps between your teeth to close them.
Small Teeth: The dentist applies resin around the tooth's edge to make it
The composite resin used in bonding is the same as
used in tooth-colored fillings. Your dentist, Dr. Alan Pressman DMD selects the
color of resin matching your tooth. You can't differentiate between the natural
tooth and the one that has been bonded. Only your dentist and you will know
that you have had dental bonding performed. The outcome is purely natural in
We use dental bonding in Rockland and Bergen
counties to repair imperfect teeth or camouflage minor flaws, including cracks
or misalignments. A strong, composite material contains a mixture of glass and
tooth-colored plastic used in this process. It 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
With dentist Dr. 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 serving 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. Next, 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 polished.
No Side Effects or Risks Are Associated With Teeth
Bonding in Rockland and Bergen Counties
No risks or side effects are involved in dental
bonding. However, you may experience some mild sensitivity in your tooth after
the procedure if bonding is used to correct a chip or crack. However, it is
resolved quickly, just avoid cold, hot, and overly sweet items for a short
period of time.
Care of Bonded Teeth
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 your teeth at least once a day. Continue to
visit Dr. Pressman DMD, 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 you must brush and floss as you usually would.
an appointment to learn more about dental bonding.