Want to erase minor chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth but don’t want to fully commit to veneers? If so, our Ada, MI, cosmetic dentists recommend the dental bonding procedure. Not only is it a cost-effective solution, but it also preserves more of your natural tooth structure than veneers do. You’re left with a seamless result you can proudly show off thanks to the use of tooth-colored composite resin.
Here’s what you can expect with dental bonding and who qualifies for the procedure.
The entire dental bonding process will start with a shade guide. This handy guide will help our dentists select the right composite resin material that best matches your natural enamel. The last thing we want is for the material to be applied and it doesn’t blend in with the rest of your smile.
Next, we’ll prepare your tooth or any teeth that are receiving treatment. The surface of the tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is placed on top. It’s this step that will help the bonding material cling to your tooth. We’ll then put the putty-like resin material on the tooth where it will be molded and smoothed to fit the shape we’re wanting. Next stop, curing.
We’ll use a special curing ultraviolet light to harden the applied resin. This will actually bond the material to the tooth’s surface. We’ll finish by making final adjustments and polishing the tooth to give it shine.
Because dental bonding is a more affordable, still very effective option, it can help fix a range of tooth imperfections. Keep in mind, however, that the procedure is best suited for small cosmetic changes, short-term correction of cosmetic problems, and correcting teeth in areas of low bite pressure, i.e. front teeth.
Our cosmetic dentists in Ada, MI, are ready when you are. If you’ve got a chipped tooth that makes you self-conscious or would like to close small gaps without orthodontic intervention, we can perform dental bonding. Call Norman Family Dentistry today at (616) 676-9177 to request an appointment.
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