Dental bonding repairs a chipped tooth in one appointment. Our Grand Rapids dentists use a composite resin (tooth-colored putty) to restore the strength and appearance of your tooth.
Unlike veneers, you don’t have to wait weeks for your tooth restoration to be made in an off-site lab. Instead, our dentist directly applies the resin to your tooth so you can leave our office smiling.
Our dentist may recommend teeth bonding to fix small cosmetic issues. For example, teeth bonding for gaps can be an alternative for orthodontic treatment as long as there are no significant issues with teeth and jaw alignment.
Dental bonding can fix:
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Small cavity
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Tooth discoloration
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
First, our dentist will use a shade guide to determine what color will best match your tooth. Next, our dentist will etch the surface of your tooth and apply a light layer of conditioning liquid. That way, the composite resin will create a strong bond with your tooth.
Once our dentist applies the composite resin to your tooth, they’ll harden it with a LED light. As long as you practice good oral hygiene, teeth bonding can last several years.