Even the tiniest little imperfection in your teeth can really throw off the appearance of your smile and mar your confidence. Just one little stain, chip, or gap can make you feel insecure about smiling in front of others. In that case, many common cosmetic dentistry treatments may feel a bit like going overboard. If you only want to fix one or two minor smile flaws, then our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care has the solution – dental bonding. With this simple treatment, our dentists can gently reshape your tooth to cover the offending blemish, and it often takes less than an hour to do so. To learn more about how dental bonding in Lansing can give you the attractive, confident smile you deserve, call our office today!
Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment in which a dentist applies a tooth-colored material to a problem tooth and molds it to hide any aesthetic flaws. This material, known as composite resin, is most commonly used in filling cavities. However, because it can be shaded to match any color of tooth enamel, it can also conceal many cosmetic issues, including:
After a brief consultation to determine your eligibility for dental bonding, the whole process can usually be completed in just one short appointment.
First, your cosmetic dentist in Lansing uses a shade guide to select the shade of composite resin that perfectly blends in with or improves your natural tooth enamel. Then, your dentist applies the resin to your tooth in layers, sculpting it as they go to ensure the tooth achieves the desired shape, size, and proportion. Next, the resin is cured (hardened) into place with a special ultraviolet light. After making any final adjustments and making sure that you’re satisfied with your results, all that’s left to do is enjoy your new and improved smile!
Here are some of the reasons why our patients love dental bonding: