Tooth Bonding Provides Cosmetic Repair

March 21, 2023

With cosmetic dentistry, we can offer natural looking treatment for a variety of issues, from damaged or misshapen teeth. In fact, this can be completed in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about how we repair teeth in one sitting with our cosmetic bonding procedures.

When a Smile Needs Cosmetic Repair

We can employ dental bonding to address an array of cosmetic concerns, and also offer some benefits for the health and function of the teeth too. For example, we can treat cracked or chipped teeth, which helps lower the risk of tooth decay and infection, while also boosting smile beauty too. We can correct the damage brought on by teeth grinding, and also reshape malformed teeth. We can use bonding to improve the balance and chewing function, and to also close embarrassing gaps between teeth. The material can be used to mask teeth stains, such as intrinsic discoloration, which usually resists traditional teeth whitening.

The Procedure

Our team will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns, and to decide which course of treatment is best. If we decide on bonding, then our team will numb the tooth and then gently etch the outer surface. We clean the teeth and then placed the prepared bonding material. We use composite resin, the same material that provides lifelike fillings. This blend of quartz-like and acrylic-like particles can be shaded to bend with your tooth, and is very durable. We will sculpt and mold your tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a special light. Finally, we polish your teeth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish. The entire process only takes one visit to complete!

Dental Contouring

Our team could also offer another procedure in the same sitting. Dental contouring also corrects multiple esthetic issues, but does so by our team gently sanding and buffing the outer structure. We can then smooth out rough patches, grooves, or pits in the surfaces. We can correct the appearance of minor chips, and also reshape overly large or misshapen teeth. Our team can also dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of structure too. With these two procedures, we can offer major transformation in only a single sitting, so you leave with a transformed and more attractive smile.

If you have any questions about dental bonding and contouring, or about any of our other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, then contact our team today to learn more.

Does Your Smile Need Repair?

Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about our approach to esthetic treatment.


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