The Best Tooth Bonding Services in Birmingham, MI
Though not as popular as veneers and crowns, tooth bonding can be a very effective cosmetic solution that can be used on decayed teeth, stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, large spaces between teeth, and misshapen teeth. If you are looking for a simple and painless cosmetic or restorative solution, bonding may be the perfect choice to give you the smile you want in a short amount of time – and without breaking the bank. Our Birmingham, MI dental practice has years of experience in performing this procedure with an expert touch.
Improve the Appearance of Your Tooth in One Visit
Tooth bonding uses a special dental resin that is very durable and will blend in with your natural teeth. At the start of the procedure, Dr. Newingham will first check the shade of your surrounding teeth to make sure the bonding is colored correctly to match. He will then carefully apply the composite resin to the correct areas to build back, fill, or alter your tooth. After using a special ultraviolet light that will make the resin cement to your tooth and harden, we will adjust and polish the resin. This last step will make sure that it doesn’t affect your bite or smile and looks like a natural extension of your original tooth.
Tooth-bonding is really tooth-colored filling material. That’s what it is. It is one of the most conservative things we can do when someone’s looking for an improvement with their smile, and certainly if they have a cavity in one of their front teeth, we’ve used tooth-colored bonding. It’s tooth-colored filling material.
Sometimes we can make a drastic makeover for someone with just some bonding material, and sometimes they have an enamel defect, there’s a problem with their tooth, the way it grew, the color that it is. We can remove that color and replace it with the composite bonding and totally change the way in which their smile looks.
We don’t use silver fillings in this office. We believe that the tooth-colored filling materials have so many advantages over the silver fillings, and so it’s not even an option in our practice. In terms of the tooth-colored filling or the binding material, that’s what you’ll get here. It’ll blend in with your natural tooth structure. You won’t see any lines.
We’re like a cosmetic surgeon in that regard, where a cosmetic surgeon’s trying to make an incision blend in with some fold in your skin or wrinkle in your skin trying to make the area that you had stitches on disappear. It’s the same thing with the bonding. We know how to blend it in so where you don’t see the lines, so it just looks like it’s your natural tooth.
A full bonding procedure often takes less than an hour, and no anesthetic is necessary because applying the resin is completely pain-free. Compared to veneers and others solutions that require multiple visits to the dentist, bonding is a simple and less expensive solution that can give you great results. We can also use this same tooth-colored resin to fill in cavities, and this provides a much more realistic-looking filling than metal or other materials.
Many patients include this option as part of their smile makeover plan. If you are looking for a more dramatic difference to your smile, however, we may suggest solutions such as veneers or dental crowns.
If you are interested in learning more about how we can use teeth bonding to improve your smile, call our Birmingham, MI office at 248-972-8720 or schedule an appointment with us using our online form.