Our Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists may also suggest dental bonding as an option for patients with teeth that are damaged, discolored, or have spaces between them. Best for smaller restorations, bonding involves the application of a to a tooth’s surface.
The material is then shaped, hardened, and polished for a natural and visibly seamless result you’ll love showing off. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, it is considered more affordable and can easily be completed in one appointment depending on the number of teeth in question.
Here’s what else you need to know about the cosmetic bonding process.
Reasons for Cosmetic Bonding
By bondingtheresin material to your tooth's surface, our cosmetic dentists can effectively restore the shape and feel of your teeth. Also, minimal enamel is removed during the treatment which is appealing to patients not wanting the irreversible commitment of porcelain veneers.
Oftentimes, patients seek out cosmetic bonding to:
- Brighten up discolored teeth
- Repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth too minor for a crown
- Close gaps between teeth
- Change the shape of certain teeth
Keep in mind that our dentists are more likely to recommend bonding for teeth in areas of low bite pressure, i.e., front teeth, as it proves to be the most effective.
What to Expect
Fortunately,is less invasive and does not require much tooth preparation. Because of this, you should not need any numbing or local anesthesia.
Our dentists will start the procedure by roughening up the surface of the tooth and applying a special conditioning liquid. This will help create a strong bond between the material and the tooth.
Next, we’ll apply the resin, mold it, and smooth it to the desired shape before it’s hardened with a bright light. Our dentists will then trim and shape the cured resin a bit more. The finishing touch is a quick polish to ensure it matches your natural tooth’s sheen.
Make an Appointment Today
If you’re interested in repairing chips, cracks, or gaps in between teeth, our cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, are available to help. Get started by calling Mosaic Dental today at (248) 528-2270 to request an appointment.