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Conceal Minor Dental Imperfections in a Single Appointment

Dental bonding is a highly flexible treatment that offers both cosmetic and restorative benefits. Dr. Keith Kelley provides dental bonding at our office in Troy, MI, to enhance the appearance of your smile in a single visit. Using a tooth-colored resin material, Dr. Kelley can conceal cosmetic issues, such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or other imperfections. In certain cases, dental bonding can even repair damage to your teeth caused by decay or trauma. This affordable cosmetic treatment allows you to walk into our office and emerge with a beautifully rejuvenated smile. 

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental treatments available. Unlike porcelain veneers or crowns, which are fabricated in a laboratory over several appointments, dental bonding can transform your teeth in a single office visit. Furthermore, bonding does not require permanent alteration to your teeth, meaning the treatment is often reversible. However, with proper care, the results of your dental bonding treatment can last up to 10 years.

Illustration of a chipped tooth.

Dental bonding can both restore minor imperfections and repair damage from dental decay. 

Am I a Candidate for Bonding?

Dental bonding can conceal a wide range of minor cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Chips
  • Fractures
  • Misalignment or crooked teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Disproportionate or irregularly shaped teeth

However, as with any cosmetic treatment, patients must be in good oral health before opting for dental bonding. We can treat any underlying health issues, such as gum disease, tooth decay, or a root canal infection, to ensure your smile is healthy and ready for cosmetic changes.

For more dramatic results, we can also combine dental bonding with treatments such as teeth whitening and gum contouring. Dr. Kelley can even design a full smile makeover plan if you wish to address multiple cosmetic issues. 

Quick and Easy Treatment

In most cases, a bonding procedure lasts about one to two hours. Dr. Kelley will first select the shade of bonding material that most closely matches the color of your teeth so that your results blend in with your natural smile. If you wish to whiten your teeth as well, you should undergo this treatment before bonding so Dr. Kelley can match the resin to your whitened smile.

Dental bonding is a quick, affordable, and effective method for addressing cosmetic imperfections in your smile. 

After he has selected an appropriate shade of resin, Dr. Kelley will etch your teeth to create a rougher surface for the material to hold on to. He can then apply a small amount of composite resin to the teeth and shape it to the desired texture and shape. Depending on the type of changes you hope for, you may require multiple layers of resin to achieve your results.

Once the resin is in place, Dr. Kelley will cure the bonding material with a specialized UV light. Before you leave, he can check the appearance of your teeth and make any adjustments to ensure you are satisfied. 

Rejuvenate Your Smile

Dental bonding is a quick, affordable, and effective method for addressing cosmetic imperfections in your smile. In addition to aesthetic benefits, the composite resin used in bonding can improve the strength of your teeth for a stronger, more beautiful result. To find out more about dental bonding and the other cosmetic treatment options we offer, contact our office online or call us at (248) 918-0594 today. 

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