What Is Dental Bonding?
Could this simple cosmetic treatment help fix your chipped or discolored teeth?
Everyone wants to have a perfect smile but sometimes even the smallest of flaws can stand out to you. If you hate that gap between your front teeth, your “gummy” smile or other small imperfections, then it might be time to talk to our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. Neil Blavin, about dental bonding.
Bonding is truly no big deal when you compare it to other treatments like getting dental bridges or dental veneers. The purpose of bonding is to fix small cosmetic defects that don’t actually affect how your teeth function but certainly affect your appearance. Some issues that dental bonding can treat include:
- Discolorations that professional teeth whitening can’t remove
- Small cracks and chips
- Uneven or worn down areas of the tooth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor crookedness
Dental bonding is a great way to make minor changes to the color, shape or size of a tooth.
To get dental bonding you’ll want to take some time to chat with your Novi, MI, cosmetic dentist. If you’ve been looking for a way to improve the shape or appearance of your smile then it’s time to ask if this is the right treatment for you.
Bonding takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete. This can be a great option for someone who finds dental procedures to be a bit unnerving and stressful because bonding won’t feel any more invasive than a routine dental cleaning. Plus, you’ll walk out of the office with an improved smile.
Bonding uses a putty-like resin that is matched to the shade of your tooth and then hardened using a special dental light. Since this is the same resin used to fill a tooth after a cavity, it can last several years before needing to be replaced. Just make sure that you are maintaining the very best oral health possible and continuing to come in twice a year for dental exams and you’ll keep your restoration looking and feeling its best for many years to come.
Briar Pointe Dentistry in Novi, MI, is dedicated to giving you the smile you want. Whether you need routine dentistry or cosmetic care, give us a call to learn more about the services we offer.