What do celebrities Michael Strahan, Madonna, Anna Paquin, and Anthony Anderson all have in common? They each have a recognizable gap between their teeth. For them, that’s who they are. For you? If you have a space or spaces between your teeth, you may be self-conscious enough about it to seek a remedy such as a dental bonding in Staten Island.
Dr. Alex Parshin doesn’t treat the above named celebrities at his cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice. However, he does see patients from many walks of life who rely on him to help them with a smile makeover.
“There is nothing more important to me than having a successful outcome for each patient who comes to Parshin Dental,” said Dr. Parshin. “They make an appointment in hopes of my being able to help them get the smile they want so they can stop being shy and embarrassed about their teeth.”
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding in Staten Island is the application of a durable plastic resin material to repair and restore teeth to their normal appearance. While veneers can be used in similar fashion, they need to be custom-made and the natural teeth need to be shaved down. Bonding material is created right at Dr. Parshin’s office location and the procedure can often be completed in a single visit, without any teeth being shaved.
When is dental bonding recommended?
Once Dr. Parshin performs a through examination of a patient’s teeth, which may include X-rays, he will evaluate his findings and make a recommendation. A dental bonding can be the procedure of choice to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked, to close any space between teeth, to reshape teeth, or to improve the look of discolored teeth. The resin material can also be used as an alternative to metal to fill cavities, and as a protective surface to the exposed root of a tooth.
Is dental bonding a long, drawn-out procedure?
Not at all. Very little preparation in advance is required to perform the process. What Dr. Parshin does first is select a resin color that closely matches the color of the patient’s teeth so that the bonding looks as natural as possible. Then, the next step is to polish the surface of the tooth that is being repaired and apply a special liquid so that the bonding resin adheres to the tooth. Once the material is applied, Dr. Parshin will mold and smooth it to the proper shape before using a laser light to harden the material. Finally, any additional trimming or shaping will be done before Dr. Parshin polishes the resin. The entire per tooth process takes about 30 minutes to complete.