Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

What Is Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dentists often recommend dental bonding to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. It is often done as part of a smile makeover, or when a patient prefers to have a conservative cosmetic dentistry treatment. If you are curious about whether dental bonding might be right for you, consult a cosmetic dentist and keep reading to learn more about it.

Beautiful Smile

Benefits
This type of cosmetic dentistry treatment is ideal for correcting a range of cosmetic concerns, including the repair of a tooth that has decayed, chipped, or cracked. Many people choose dental bonding when tooth discoloration doesn’t respond well to teeth whitening treatments. Dental bonding can also be used to improve the shape or length of the teeth, to protect a tooth from gum recession, or to close large gaps between teeth. Dental bonding is an ideal choice for a smile makeover because it can be completed in just one office visit. Plus, it’s a cost-effective option.

Preparation
Unlike some procedures, there is almost no preparation required for dental bonding. As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist about your goals for your smile and your particular areas of concern. Your dentist will prepare for the procedure by selecting the right shade of composite resin to match your smile.

Procedure
First, the dentist roughens up the surface of the tooth and applies a conditioning liquid. This allows the bonding material to securely adhere to the tooth. Then, the composite resin is applied and smoothed until it corrects the appearance of the tooth. A special laser helps cure the material, and then the dentist can polish it and make any final adjustments.

At the Manhattan dental office of Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including dental bonding. Call (212) 279-1232 to speak with one of our friendly staff members and schedule an appointment. We offer extended hours during the week for your convenience.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday