What is Dental Bonding?
If you have a chipped, broken or discolored teeth, Dr Piero in Holland Michigan may recommend a dental bonding procedure to improve the aesthetic look of your smile. Tooth bonding or dental bonding uses a special tooth-colored resin which is then applied to the tooth and then hardened with a special light. This composite resin can be shaped and polished to match surrounding teeth to improve the cosmetic look and feel of your mouth.
How is dental bonding done?
Dental bonding is usually a simple one day dental visit procedure that does not require anesthesia. First our dentist will "shade-match" the color of the tooth. Then the surface of the tooth is roughened, and then conditioned with a liquid bonding material allowing the tooth to adhere to the bonding material. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, shaped and then smoothed to the desired shape. An ultraviolet laser is used to harden the composite resin, after which Dr. Piero will trim and reshape the bonding, before polishing one last time to give you that desired smile that you aimed for.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
What can Tooth Bonding do?
Repair decayed teeth
Repair chipped or cracked teeth
Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
Close spaces in between teeth
Change the shape of the teeth
Use as a cosmetic alternative to metal fillings
Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed if gums recede
Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers
Nowadays, many people want to improve their smile but not everyone can afford dental veneers or crowns. Dental Bonding is less expensive because it does not require the dentist to send out customized tooth coverings to a dental laboratory. Bonding can usually be done in one visit to our office. Another advantage of dental bonding is that compared with veneers or crowns, there is less tooth enamel that is removed and usually anesthesia is not required because in most cases is pain-free.