Recently chipped a tooth or have a pesky gap between your two front teeth? Our Washington, MI, cosmetic dentist may recommend dental bonding to correct minor imperfections. We’ll apply tooth-colored resin to the tooth, shape and mold the material, and let it harden with a special light for a seamless smile.
Who Is Dental Bonding For?
Any patient who has chipped, cracked, discolored, or gapped teeth is eligible for theassuming there are no other severe issues. Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, dental bonding is relatively fast and cost-effective.
Our dentist can take a look at the teeth you are dissatisfied with and recommend bonding to you as an aesthetically pleasing solution. Many patients appreciate that this transformative procedure can be completed in one visit to our dental office, is painless, and preserves natural tooth structure.
The Procedure: What to Expect
As mentioned, dental bonding is a simple and efficient cosmetic procedure. Our dentist will start out by cleaning the tooth, or teeth, you’d like corrected. This step will ensure there is the best possible bonding surface for when the composite resin is applied.
Next, we’ll apply the tooth-colored resin material and shape what is placed so it naturally covers the imperfection. The resin will then be dried and hardened with a special UV light. Some additional shaping may occur at this stage for optimal results.
Lastly, Dr. Young will polish and floss any bonded teeth to ensure your smile is seamlessly restored. On average, it takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete the bonding procedure but this is dependent on the number of teeth treated.
Make an Appointment
If you want to repair embarrassing chips, cracks, or gaps without the commitment of porcelain veneers, dental bonding may be right for you. Our , can discuss your dream smile with you and may recommend bonding if you only want one or a few teeth altered. Call Romeo Family Dentistry today at (586) 752-3589 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.