Dental Bonding

Dental bonding before and afterWhat sets The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in Smithtown, NY apart is our attention to the smallest detail. Our passion is providing our patients with the brilliant smile they have always wanted. One dental treatment that allows Dr. Shapiro to really have a hands-on approach in crafting just such a smile is dental bonding.

What is Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure where light cured tooth-like materials are bonded to your teeth. It is used for restoring both front and back teeth to like new condition. When used for back teeth bonding material actually reinforces the remaining tooth structure to restore the strength and integrity to the tooth.  For front teeth this tooth-colored composite restoration is one of the simplest and most dramatic ways to change the way your teeth look and feel. Cosmetic dental bonding is the ideal choice if you want to correct visible tooth irregularities such as:

  • Chipped, worn, or broken enamel
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Exposed root surfaces
  • Enamel irregularities
  • Short or badly shaped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
Teeth before dental bonding


happy patient after dental bonding

After bonding by Dr. Shapiro

How Does it Work?

After an initial evaluation or consultation, the relatively simple bonding procedure takes only one visit to our conveniently located Long Island, NY office. Once you arrive, Dr. Shapiro will ensure that you are made comfortable before he begins the procedure. In most cases you will not need anesthetic! Often an initial mock-up of the procedure is done so you can visualize the final result even before you commit to the having work done for you. Patients are often amazed at how easy and dramatic the change actually is!

Once the results are visualized the teeth are reshaped where appropriate and then a conditioning liquid is applied. The color of the composite is selected, as well as any coloring agents so the final restorations blend with your existing teeth. During the process your own teeth are rarely covered completely, as the new material is only added on where needed.

Dr. Shapiro then applies the highest quality composite material to your teeth, providing a seamless, natural tooth shape and a precise color match. The last step is to harden the composite material with a curing light and buff it to a smooth, durable finish. Your bonded teeth will be indistinguishable from your own natural teeth.

Dental bonding may be a cosmetic procedure or a restorative procedure. It might even be both and is often covered by dental insurance. Dr. Shapiro loves to do bonding as it brings out his artistic sculpting talents in a dental application.

A Comprehensive Solution

The impact of dental bonding is even more noticeable when combined with other cosmetic procedures. We also have the opportunity to suggest other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, ultra thin veneers, or natural porcelain crowns to enhance the overall aesthetic appearance of your smile. Take advantage of our modern, cosmetic solutions for a smile that will surely be noticed by everyone.

Available When You Need Us

Call the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in Smithtown, NY today for your free smile evaluation and to find out if tooth-colored dental bonding is the right choice for you. We can even do a mock up of your new smile, at that first visit, to show you just how great your smile can be. We want to be the solution to all of your cosmetic and general dental needs.

Check out our before and after pictures to see our work

Read about Tim and his bonding experience here