Dental Bonding Basics

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Do you ever feel ashamed of your smile? Do you wish for a smile that you can be proud of? If your teeth have aesthetic flaws, consider asking Dr. Todd A. Napieralski, Dr. Brian P. Wisniewski, & Dr. Jomana Shayota about dental bonding in Chelsea, Michigan.

Why is it used?
Dental bonding is often used to repair chipped teeth. Bonding may also be recommended for an individual with large spaces between the teeth or for a tooth that is noticeably smaller than the other teeth. Our dentistss may also recommend dental bonding if your teeth are badly stained.

Am I a candidate?
The bonding material (composite resin) is susceptible to staining because it is porous. If you drink coffee often or are a smoker, dental bonding may not be for you. Also, dental bonding isn’t as strong as natural teeth. If you have a tendency to bite your nails or pens, or to chew ice, dental bonding may not be the best choice for you.

What should I expect?
When you come to Chelsea Family Dentistry for dental bonding treatment, our dentistss will use a solution to etch the teeth. This allows for the bonding process to take place properly. A shade of bonding material is selected that either matches that of your natural teeth or that lightens the appearance of the teeth. The material is then applied to the teeth and shaped and sculpted for an aesthetic result. Then a special light is used to cure the material.

Contact our dental office at 734-475-8500 today to learn more and to set up your next visit.