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Teeth Bonding Franklin, MI

Have you just chipped a permanent tooth? Do you have a single stained tooth that impacts the look of your smile? Ask us about dental bonding. Dr. Jomana Shayota offers teeth bonding in Franklin, MI to address minor tooth damage and blemishes. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment at Dental House and Aesthetics that offers quick and painless care with brilliant results.

What is Teeth Bonding?

Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that Dr. Shayota uses to enhance the appearance of teeth. This minimally invasive cosmetic technique involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the affected teeth. The purpose is to hide dental imperfections that affect the aesthetics of your smile. The dentist must shape it by hand and apply a special light to harden it.

Teeth bonding is commonly used to repair minor damage and tooth imperfections. Dr. Shayota will suggest tooth bonding to fix chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, or change the shape and color of teeth.

Teeth bonding in Franklin, MI

The Benefits of Dental Bonding 

If you have a damaged tooth, a single discolored tooth, or want to close a gap between your teeth, ask us about bonding treatment. Dr. Shayota will help determine if bonding is suitable for your specific needs.

There are many benefits to choosing dental bonding treatment. The advantages of a tooth bonding treatment include:

  • Tooth protection: Bonding treatment can prevent further chips or cracks in the enamel. The bonding material adds a layer of protection, especially for chips or cracks that result in lost tooth structure.  
  • Improved shape: Tooth bonding can add structure to chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth. Adding bonding material to a tooth can also make it appear straighter.
  • Natural look: Dental bonding treatment uses tooth-colored materials that we color match to the rest of the teeth in the mouth. Treated bonded teeth have a shine like natural teeth. 
  • Affordable solution: Teeth bonding is the most affordable way to correct teeth imperfections. It is a cheaper treatment than porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
  • Quick results: Your dentist can perform the tooth bonding procedure in just one dental appointment. Depending on how many teeth you are having treated, you can have a new smile in about an hour.

Teeth Bonding in Franklin, MI

Dr. Shayota will begin the procedure by color-matching the bonding material to your natural teeth. The tooth preparation step, which involves gently roughening the tooth surface, is straightforward and non-invasive. This ensures the bonding material adheres properly to the tooth without the need for a local anesthetic.  

Dr. Shayota will then apply the bonding material directly to the tooth. She will shape the material by hand to create the correct tooth shape. This step requires a high level of skill to recreate a tooth that looks natural.  

After applying the bonding material and shaping it to match your tooth, Dr. Shayota will use a high-intensity light to cure and harden the resin quickly. She will then make final adjustments, trimming off any excess material. The tooth is then cleaned and polished, leaving you with a natural-looking smile.

Who Qualifies for Dental Bonding?

A tooth bonding candidate typically has a tooth or several teeth with chips, cracks, gaps, or is shaped irregularly. A person with tooth stains, yellow teeth, or tooth discoloration can also use dental bonding to whiten their teeth. Those whose teeth do not respond to professional teeth whitening can benefit from using a bonding treatment.

This procedure is ideal for those seeking a minimally invasive, cost-effective solution to enhance their smile. However, it is crucial that candidates have generally good oral health. Anyone with extensive decay or gum disease does not immediately qualify because these dental issues compromise the success of the treatment.

Dr. Shayota will thoroughly evaluate if teeth bonding is the most appropriate option based on your specific dental needs and oral health.

Is Teeth Bonding an Appropriate Treatment for a Child?

Dental bonding is an excellent solution for our younger patients. Children and teens with minor tooth damage or aesthetic issues can benefit from tooth bonding treatment. Compared to dental veneers and crowns, bonding is non-invasive and not permanent. This is especially helpful for those who still have significant oral development left to go.

The procedure is not painful or traumatic, and there is minimal tooth prep, making it perfect for younger patients who may be anxious at the dentist. As the child grows, they will require touch-up work or replacement bonding, or you can consider a more permanent option once oral development is complete.

The Alternatives to Teeth Bonding

There are several alternatives to dental bonding might be more suitable depending on your needs and circumstances. Porcelain veneers, for instance, offer a more durable and aesthetically pleasing solution. We can provide you with dental veneers made from porcelain. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth, providing a natural and long-lasting result.

Another alternative is dental crowns. A tooth crown is ideal for teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed. Dental crowns encase the entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

Additionally, orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners can address alignment issues better than dental bonding. Clear aligner treatments not only improve the appearance of teeth but also enhance overall oral health by correcting bite and alignment problems.

Lastly, for minor cosmetic adjustments, professional teeth whitening can effectively address discoloration without altering the tooth structure. We typically only recommend using dental bonding to treat tooth stains if the teeth do not respond to professional whitening.

Each of these alternatives has its own set of advantages and limitations. During your consultation, Dr. Shayota will discuss all of your cosmetic dentistry options. She will help you determine the most appropriate treatment based on factors like the extent of damage, aesthetic goals, budget, and long-term oral health considerations.

Schedule a Dental Consultation for Teeth Bonding in Franklin, MI

Do you want to know more about dental bonding? Call Dental House and Aesthetics for treatment today at (248) 963-7925. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Shayota on our website. Let Dr. Shayota know if you have questions about bonding treatment; she will gladly assist you.