Can Bonding Help My Smile?
By Ron T. Williamson, DDS
May 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Minor cosmetic flaws could be a thing of the past thanks to dental bonding

When people think about getting cosmetic dentistry, most of the time they think that it’s expensive, time-consuming, and invasive. This is simply not true. Our Berkley, MI, dentist Dr. Ron Williamson offers a wide range of different cosmetic services to meet your goals. If you are only dealing with minor flaws that are affecting the appearance of your smile, then dental bonding might be the perfect solution for you.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is most often used when someone is dealing with minimal and smaller cracks, discolorations, and gaps between teeth. By placing a tooth-colored resin over these small issues our Berkley, MI, cosmetic dentist can hide them from plain sight, so no one will ever know that you had these flaws to begin with. Bonding can even be placed over certain teeth to help elongate them and to improve their shape.

What goes into getting dental bonding?

Dental bonding is one of the simplest, easiest, and least expensive cosmetic dental treatments you can get here in Berkley, MI. Bonding requires no invasive techniques or anesthesia in order to improve your smile. Plus, it can also be completed in just one visit.

First, we will clean your teeth and then apply an etching solution over the tooth so that the resin sticks to the tooth. Next, the resin is matched to the shade of your tooth before being applied and molded. Resin is easily malleable so that it can be shaped over the discolorations, chips or other problem areas of one or more teeth.

Once the resin is shaped we will harden it into place using a dental laser. With a final polish your smile is now improved in no time. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete dental bonding, depending on the extent of the dental issues you want to treat.

If you are dealing with any of the issues above then you too might benefit from getting dental bonding in Berkley, MI. If you are interested in learning more about this or other cosmetic dentistry services we offer, then it’s time to call our office.