Teeth Bonding Clarkston, MI

Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Is a single discolored tooth impacting the look of your smile? Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can address these problems, from stained enamel to damaged teeth.

Dr. Michael Sesi and the team at Clarkston Dental Care offer teeth bonding in Clarkston, MI. Dental bonding is a quick and affordable way to fix minor tooth defects and improve the aesthetics of the overall smile. The procedure is very safe and pain-free, and there are very few risks involved.

Dental Bonding in Clarkston, Michigan

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding treatment uses tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin to cover cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding benefits patients with minor imperfections in their smile, including single discolored or chipped teeth.

We offer direct composite bonding, a more affordable alternative to dental veneers. It is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require a lot of tooth preparation. The material is highly malleable, allowing the dentist to shape it by hand into the desired shape. Direct bonding adds structure to broken teeth and changes the color of discolored teeth. Dental bonding material can easily blend in with natural teeth for a seamless end result.

What Can Teeth Bonding Fix?

Dr. Sesi is a skilled cosmetic dentist that can use teeth bonding to repair minor tooth damage or improve a tooth’s appearance. This effective treatment is can restore a tooth’s shape and appearance in a single visit. Dr. Sesi will suggest tooth bonding to address the following dental concerns:

  • Stained or Yellow Teeth
  • Chipped and Broken Teeth
  • Small Gaps Between Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Cavities and Missing Parts of a Tooth
  • Cover Exposed Tooth Roots

Teeth Bonding Treatment in Clarkston, MI

Before your treatment, we ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Cosmetic dental treatments like tooth bonding are best for patients who are in good oral health but require treatment to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. We will also clean and prepare your teeth for the bonding material. 

The bonding material is a malleable composite that we color-match to your natural enamel. We mold and sculpt the composite onto each tooth, creating a natural tooth shape. Then, we ensure that the material is in the correct shape and shade before curing it with a special light. The curing light hardens the material. Finally, we polish each treated tooth to a high shine. 

Directly after your bonding treatment, stay away from foods and drinks that easily stain. Coffee, tea, wine, berries, and tomatoes can affect the bonding material. Additionally, brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Hard-bristled brushes and abrasive toothpaste can damage your newly bonded teeth.

Maintaining Your Smile After Dental Bonding

It is vital to take proper care of your teeth following dental bonding in order to maintain the desired results. When handled with care, the bonding material can last for several years without needing touch-ups.

In the first 48 hours after your treatment, you should to avoid consuming substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, or anything else that may stain the resin. After this early period, we suggest that you limit your intake of these substances to increase the longevity of your treatment.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial in prolonging the appearance and strength of your teeth bonding treatment. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental check-ups to monitor the condition of your bonded teeth. Also, if you notice any issues with the treated teeth, you need to promptly address them.

It is important to note that although bonded teeth are durable, it is best to avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, pen caps, or hard candy, as they can chip the bonding material. Furthermore, teeth grinding or blows to the mouth can lead to damage or chipping of the bonding material. In such cases, using a nightguard or a sport mouthguard will help prevent accidents.

The Benefits of Teeth Bonding

Tooth bonding offers a number of benefits for people looking for a quick and cheap treatment to improve their smile. The key benefits of dental bonding include:

  • Natural-looking Results: We will color match the composite resin to blend-in with your natural teeth.
  • Smile Enhancement: Teeth bonding can fix minor tooth defects to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
  • Non-invasive Procedure: The procedure is very simple, does not require much tooth preparation, and patients do not require anesthetic.
  • Fast and Efficient Treatment: Your dentist can complete the tooth bonding procedure in one visit.
  • Versatile Cosmetic Treatment: Dental bonding can address many types of dental concerns.

Are There Alternatives to Teeth Bonding?

Dental bonding is a great option if you want a reversible solution that is affordable. There are more permanent solutions available to enhance the look of your teeth. Dr. Sesi also offers several other cosmetic dentistry solutions, each with their own pros and cons. After your consultation, he will advise as to which treatment is best for you.

  • Porcelain Veneers: These are customized thin porcelain shells that are placed on the front surface of teeth. They are more resistant to staining and have better durability compared to dental bonding. They can also address a wider range of cosmetic concerns. However, they do require more tooth preparation including removal of tooth enamel. To learn more about the dental veneers process, see to Porcelain Veneers.
  • Dental Crown: These are dental restorations that cover the entire tooth to the gum line. Dr. Sesi uses them for severely damaged or decayed teeth to improve their appearance and provide more strength and longevity. However, he can also use them for teeth that have permanent stains. Your dentist will need to reduce the entire tooth in size to accommodate the crown. To find out more about the advantages of a dental crown, see Dental Crown.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Today Teeth Bonding in Clarkston, MI

Are you interested in tooth bonding treatment? Call 248-985-2906 or request an appointment with us on our website. Please let our dentists know if you have any questions about your treatment options or current oral health concerns. We are always here to help our patients.