Cosmetic Bonding, Whitening, and Veneers

A bright smile is a confident smile. Luckily, for many people, a brighter smile is just an office visit away! 

Advancements in dental care provide an array of options to deliver dazzling results.

Plainview Dental will be happy to discuss which tooth whitening procedure is best for you. The top cosmetic treatments we use, such as BondingWhitening, and Veneers, are discussed in more detail below.

Bonding

Bonding is a composite resin filling and can be used on the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Bonding is often prescribed for restoring decayed teeth, changing the color of your teeth or the reshaping of teeth. It can be used to close up minor gaps and correct crooked teeth. Teeth that become chipped or cracked are often repaired with bonding.

Plainview Dental will apply a mild conditioning solution to create small crevices in your tooth’s enamel. This provides a slightly rough surface that promotes the resin to bond materials to the teeth. A high-intensity light will be used to cure the resin onto the tooth’s surface; each layer of resin will harden in seconds. The bonded material will be sculpted to fit your tooth and then finely polished.

Bonding traditionally lasts between five and eleven years.

Whitening

Teeth become discolored over time due to any number of reasons; among them are staining agents such as tea, coffee, and tobacco. The teeth whitening procedure is the most commonly prescribed treatment to correct discoloration by removing the staining and improving the brightness of the teeth. There are many options when choosing to whiten your teeth; chemical whitening (Bleaching), abrasive teeth brightening, and the newest technique, power teeth whitening. The whitening process can be performed in our office or by you in the privacy of your own home utilizing materials provided by our staff.

When you choose the home teeth whitening system, the dentist will create a custom mouth tray. The tray, critical to the effectiveness of the system, ensures the prescribed amount of solution is used and is evenly distributed on the patient’s teeth. Each whitening session will last between two and three hours, depending on your needs, and will cover a two to three week period.

It is important to remember that teeth whitening is not permanent and may need to be repeated every couple of years.

Veneers

A cure for severely discolored teeth, chipped teeth, teeth with pits, or misshaped teeth. Veneers are a very popular procedure that requires little or no anesthesia. Veneers, thin pieces of porcelain or plastic, are glued over the front of your teeth. Unlike when using crowns, we won’t have to remove much of the tooth to apply veneers.

Our staff will take an impression of your teeth, create your custom veneer from the impression, and then glue them directly onto your tooth. They are very strong and durable, stain resistant, and provide a popular solution for many people dreaming of that perfect smile.

Veneers typically last from ten to fifteen years depending on the type of treatment you choose.

More Services

Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.

Hi-Tech Dentistry

Discover what new technology can do for you and your smile. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality dental care. This is an exciting time in dentistry and we use the latest equipment to provide you state-of-the art modern dentistry.

One-Hour Power Bleaching (whitening)/ High speed curing

When replacing your old silver fillings with natural tooth colored ones we use a new method. We have a number of whitening techniques that are available to whiten your teeth but our in-office tooth whitening can be done in just one visit.

Digital Charting

Preventive care is key and we can treat gum disease at an early stage.

Intra-Oral Camera

Look inside your mouth and see what the dentist is seeing. Helps you make informed decisions because you are fully educated.

Cavity detection systems

One of our primary objectives is to help you achieve the best oral health through early detection.

Our Office Hours
Monday11:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdaysClosed

For urgent dental emergencies outside of normal hours please use the Emergency Number supplied by our answering service at (516) 986-2345.

Plainview Dental PLLC · 1670 Old Country Road · Plainview, NY 11803-5020
Tel: (516) 986-2345 Fax: (516) 753-1778 · Email: plainviewdental@safedentalmail.com
©Plainview Dental PLLC 2009-present. All rights reserved.
All trademarks are the property of their rightful owners and protected by applicable law