We Can Repair Your Chipped Tooth with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure.
Dental bonding is a technique in which a tooth-like resin is carefully sculpted and affixed to your tooth or teeth. It creates a strong, durable surface that is indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.
Southfield Family Dental Center dentists perform dental bonding in our Michigan cosmetic dental office.
Dental bonding is an excellent solution to dental problems, including:
- Repair of decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities).
- Repair of chipped or cracked teeth.
- Improving the appearance of discolored teeth.
- Closing spaces and gaps between teeth.
- Making teeth look longer.
- Changing the shape of teeth.
- A cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
- Protecting a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Before You Choose Dental Bonding, Consider the Following Risk
The composite resin used in dental teeth bonding is not as strong as your actual tooth or as strong as other alternatives like veneers or Lumineers®. If you use dental bonding to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, it may need to be replaced over time, especially if you bite your nails, chew on ice or pens or pencils. How long your teeth bonding will last depends on how much bonding was done and how well you take care of it.
With Dental Bonding, Our Goal is to Match Your Natural Tooth Color
The dental bonding process requires a skilled dentist but is quite simple. First, we mix the composite resin to match your tooth’s color. Then the surface of the tooth is roughened before applying a conditioning liquid that will allow the bonding material to adhere to the tooth. Next, we apply the tooth-colored, putty-like resin. We mold and smooth it to the desired shape. After we are satisfied with the shape, the resin is hardened and the surface is polished and finished. The result is a very smooth and shiny surface that matches the rest of your teeth.
To see if dental bonding is the best solution to repair your chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, call Southfield Family Dental at (248) 234-9987 for a FREE consultation.