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Teeth Bonding

Grandville MI

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TEETH PROTECTION

IMPROVED APPEARANCE

What is Dental Bonding for Teeth?

Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to reshape front teeth, close spaces, restore the shape of a tooth, or mask enamel defects.

The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth, and it’s a great alternative to more invasive or expensive dental procedures that can be done in a single visit to Klein Dentistry in Grandville MI.

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Dental Bonding Services in Grandville MI 49418 - KleinDentistry.com

What is tooth bonding used for?

There are several different reasons why dental bonding may be used, including:

  • To repair decayed teeth
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the look of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To elongate the look of teeth
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect part of the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gum recession

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bonding

There are things to consider regarding getting your teeth bonded, including:

  • Advantages

    Dental bonding is a less expensive alternative to other cosmetic dental procedures, and fairly easy to perform.

    While veneers and crowns are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one office visit.

    In addition, the least amount of tooth enamel is removed when compared with veneers and crowns. Anesthesia may not be required, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity.

  • Disadvantages

    The composite resin used in bonding isn’t nearly as strong as a natural tooth, and it doesn’t resist stains as well as crowns.

    Composite resin is not as durable or as strong as other restorative materials, such as amalgam, gold or ceramic.

    Habits like biting your fingernails or chewing on ice or pens can also chip the material.

The Process of Having a Tooth Bonded

The first step is to meet with Dr. Klein at his dental office in Grandville to discuss your goals. We will then use a shade guide to select the composite resin color that matches the color of the tooth, or teeth, most closely.

Once the shade is chosen, we will slightly etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it and a conditioning liquid applied that helps the bonding material adhere. Next the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is applied, molded, and smoothed until it’s the proper shape. Then the material is hardened with
a high-intensity blue halogen light.

Once the bonding material hardens, we will further trim and shape it, and polish the material until it matches the color of the rest of the tooth surface. The entire process takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth to complete.

How To Care For Bonded Teeth

Bonding can last for years if well taken care of with standard dental hygiene, so be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss, rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once a day, and see Klein Dentistry for regular professional check-ups and cleanings.

Because the bonded material isn’t as strong as an actual tooth, it’s important to avoid habits such as chewing pen caps or ice, opening food packages with your teeth, and biting your fingernails.

If you notice any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or you feel an odd sensation when you bite down, call us immediately to schedule an appointment.

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The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so you can make the best decision for your situation.

Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418
Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

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