If you have a chipped tooth, slight gap, or stain you’d like to cover up, bonding might be a good option for you.
Highland Ave Family Dentistry can provide tooth bonding in a single visit to patients from Battle Creek, Climax, East Leroy, Ceresco, Augusta, Galesburg, Bedford, and nearby communities.
What is bonding?
Bonding is when materials that are tooth colored are bonded to the surface of your tooth. Different colored resins are mixed to match the color of your tooth to help blend in with the tooth. This resin is put on your tooth and carefully shaped. A special chemical or light process is used to harden the resin in place.
Why should I have my tooth bonded?
When you have a little cavity or your tooth is chipped you can use bonding to fill your tooth. It can also be used to cover stains on your teeth that brushing alone cannot remove.
For over 41 years Highland Ave Family Dentistry has been bonding teeth to give patients beautiful smiles and protect them from further damages. Cracked or chipped teeth that go untreated are especially in danger of decaying because it it very difficult to thoroughly clean their jagged edges.
How do I take care of a bonded tooth?
To ensure that your newly bonded tooth looks great and works optimally you should continue with good oral care and treat the bonded tooth with a little extra care.
Though the bonding material is strong and firmly in place on your tooth, you should continue to have regular checkups for the dentist to make sure it is not showing any signs of premature wear and tear and that all your teeth are still healthy and strong. Weak teeth can compromise the overall health of your entire mouth.
To avoid cavities around the bonded area it is important to maintain proper personal oral hygiene. Products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance are a great option since they meet the ADA’s standards for effectiveness and safety.
Avoid foods that may cause discoloration to your bonded tooth, the bonding material, or surrounding teeth to ensure your smile looks great. It is also important for your oral health to have a healthy diet.
If you think bonding is right for you come by our office in Battle Creek, MI or give us a call at (269) 964-3957. We are ready at Highland Ave Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you might have over the phone.
Bonding might be just what your were looking for to get the smile you always wanted!
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (269) 964-3957.