Repairing Your Smile With Tooth Bonding

June 6, 2023
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If your teeth have chips or other minor physical imperfections, we could use cosmetic dentistry to return pride in your smile! You may find that in a single visit, you can receive wonderful improvement that uncovers your existing beauty within. With treatment such as tooth bonding, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist can build back up the surface of your smile and return its bright, white shade!

The Smile Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental bonding is a versatile treatment option that can address a large number of your smile concerns. This cosmetic treatment goes beyond esthetics to provide important health and functional boosts as well. Because bonding repairs the surface of teeth after chipping or cracking, you are at less risk of receiving a cavity or painful infection. This is because losing your enamel reveals the vulnerable inner layers, and cosmetic repairs can return your outside protection. If you have a nightly grinding habit, we could also restore the height of your teeth to bring your bite into balance. Proper alignment offers a host of benefits by preventing pain in your jaw and evenly distributing the force of your bite. For problems with the spacing of your teeth, we could widen an individual tooth to remove an unsightly gap and increase the uniformity of your smile. When targeting discoloration or deep stains, bonding provides an alternative to teeth whitening with bleach to return the bright, shade of your beautiful grin!

Performing Your Treatment

We will begin your procedure by examining your smile to locate damaged areas and plan which treatment best provides restorative care. When we select dental bonding, we apply a local anesthetic to prevent any pain. Etching your surface prepares your tooth to receive the composite resin material that constitutes your bond. Found in your dental fillings, this resin can fit any number of shapes and color match your existing smile to blend in seamlessly. After applying the bond, we sculpt your tooth to fit the appropriate shape, taking careful consideration of the contours of your surrounding teeth. To finish up, we polish your tooth to smooth its surface and enhance its bright look. You may be surprised at how quickly we can finish your smile improvement.

Dental Contouring

Contouring provides a complementary procedure to subtract esthetic problems with your tooth. By gently sanding and buffing the outside of your tooth, we can bring it into a more pleasing shape. Before performing any contouring procedure, we first X-ray your tooth to ensure you have enough enamel to sustain minimal removal. This means not wearing away the surface to the dentin layer below.

Speak With Your Lake Orion, MI Dentist About Repairing Your Smile

Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling (248) 693-6213 to schedule your next appointment and learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.