Don’t want to commit to veneers but still have a desire to repair minor chips, gaps, or cracks in teeth? Our Cadillac cosmetic dentists may recommend the dental bonding procedure which involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth in need of repair. This cost-effective process typically takes only one visit to our office!

Here’s what you need to know about dental bonding.

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What Can Dental Bonding Fix?

With the dental bonding procedure, patients can have several common smile issues fixed by our cosmetic dentists. Those include chipped teeth, discolored teeth, cracked teeth, or gapped teeth. Of course, our dentists will examine your teeth first to ensure you don’t require other restorative dental procedures first or in place of bonding.

The Procedure: What to Expect

The length of the procedure will greatly depend on how much dental bonding you have done, but on average, it takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth. Patients appreciate the speediness of this form of cosmetic treatment compared to porcelain veneers or orthodontics.

You can expect the following 4 steps during your dental bonding appointment:

  1. One of our dentists will clean your tooth to create an optimal bonding surface.
  2. Next, we’ll apply the resin that best matches your natural tooth color and will shape the bonding material.
  3. The bonding material is dried using a special UV light and shaped further.
  4. We’ll finish by polishing and flossing the bonded tooth to make sure the result is smooth.

Achieve That Seamless Smile

Life is too short to feel embarrassed about how your teeth look. At LifeSmiles Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists in Cadillac, MI, can apply enamel-matching composite resin to your teeth to eliminate undesirable spaces between teeth or pesky chips. Call our office at (231) 775-8281 to get started and request an appointment today.