High Line Dentistry
Tema Starkman, DDS
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY
Cosmetic bonding restores broken or decayed teeth so you can have a beautiful smile again. Expert cosmetic dentist Tema Starkman, DDS, of High Line Dentistry provides free consultations for cosmetic bonding in her Chelsea office, right in Lower Manhattan, New York. Booking your cosmetic bonding consultation is simple to do right through the website, or you can call the office to speak with a team member.
Is cosmetic bonding right for me?
Cosmetic bonding is a tooth-colored material that replaces any missing or damaged natural structure of your teeth. This simple, in-office cosmetic treatment might be right for you if you have:
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Breaks or chips
- Small gaps
This innovative cosmetic dental treatment is beneficial for resolving so many other issues, too. For instance, you can even opt for cosmetic bonding if you want to elongate your teeth.
What happens during a cosmetic bonding treatment?
At High Line Dentistry, you meet with Dr. Starkman, a renowned cosmetic dentist, to see how cosmetic bonding can benefit you. Once you and Dr. Starkman decide on your course of treatment after your free consultation, she schedules you for your cosmetic bonding treatment. She might even be able to make minor repairs the same day as your consult.
During your cosmetic bonding treatment, Dr. Starkman thoroughly cleans your teeth and removes plaque. She etches the surface of your teeth with an acidic gel that gently opens the tiny pores on your tooth’s surface. After rinsing off the etching, Dr. Starkman paints the liquid composite onto your teeth, matching the composite bonding shade to your natural tooth color.
Once the composite bonding is applied, Dr. Starkman uses a special curing light to harden the bonding material. She continues this process layer by layer, as needed, until your tooth is fully restored. The final step involves using a dental drill to shape your teeth and give the bonding treatments just the right shape.
How long does cosmetic bonding last?
Cosmetic bonding is long-lasting, but it’s not permanent. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene practices at home and continue coming back into High Line Dentistry twice a year for routine dental cleanings, you can expect your bonding treatment to last for about 3-10 years before you need to have it repaired.
Dr. Starkman also educates you about what you can do to make your composite bonding last as long as possible, such as avoiding biting your nails or chewing on sticky foods.
Learn more about cosmetic bonding by booking a free consultation at High Line Dentistry today. You can conveniently book your appointment online or over the phone.