Teeth that are damaged, discolored or have minor gaps between them, tooth bonding is often an economical alternative to dental veneers or crowns.
Dr. Christopher Paulson offers cosmetic tooth bonding at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi for treating common dental health and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Paulson will discuss all aspects of your tooth bonding procedure, including cost, prior to your treatment.
Tooth Bonding: What To Expect
Cosmetic tooth bonding is basically the same process as a resin dental filling. Dr. Paulson will prepare the surface of the tooth (or teeth) to be treated, directly apply a tooth-colored resin, and sculpt it into the desired shape for a natural result that can last for several years or more with proper dental care.
Tooth bonding may be recommended to treat:
- Spaces between teeth
- Minor chips, cracks or damage to teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Tooth cavities
Tooth bonding is often covered by dental insurance when addressing tooth damage or a dental health concern. An alternative to more permanent options such as porcelain veneers, tooth bonding is often recommended for younger patients or adults with minor concerns who are not ready for a veneers.
With proper dental care and good oral hygiene, tooth bonding can last for up to 10 years. For athletic patients, the use of a custom sports mouth guard is important for reducing the risk of damage and protection of the bonded tooth or teeth.