Grandville Dentists

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your cosmetic dentist about teeth bonding. Through teeth bonding, your Grandville dentist is able to fix chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth so you can smile with confidence.

The first step of any smile makeover is to start a conversation with your dentist about what cosmetic dentistry procedures would most benefit you. Keep reading to learn why you should consider teeth bonding.

Candidates for teeth bonding typically have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

May Not Need Local Anesthesia

The cosmetic bonding procedure is so simple and quick that most patients don’t require local anesthesia. The dental putty used to restore your tooth is applied to the surface, which means your dentist doesn’t have to file down enamel or drill a hole.

If you have dental anxiety that stems from a fear of needles or losing control, you may want to consider teeth bonding. If you feel any dental discomfort during the dental procedure, be sure to let your dentist know so they can give local anesthesia.

Minimally Invasive

Compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental bonding for your teeth is minimally invasive. During the procedure, your dentist applies dental putty to the outside of your tooth and hardens it with an ultraviolet light or laser. So many dental cosmetics require your dentist to remove tooth enamel, such as porcelain crowns and veneers. Thankfully, the teeth bonding procedure is minimally invasive so you can keep as much natural tooth enamel as possible.

Less Time in the Dentist’s Chair

No one likes spending any more time in the dentist’s chair than they have to, which is why teeth bonding is a great solution for gapped or chipped teeth. Other dental restorations (like crowns) require two visits to the dentist. During the first dentist appointment for the crown procedure, your receiving tooth would be prepared and dental impressions would be sent to the lab. When you returned several weeks later, your permanent dental restoration would be placed on your tooth. Cosmetic bonding, on the other hand, is done in one visit.

Affordable Smile Makeover

If you are concerned about your budget, you may want to talk to your dentist to see if cosmetic bonding is an option. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental bonding is an affordable smile makeover. Keep in mind that while dental bonding is less expensive (and invasive) it won’t last as long as porcelain veneers. You’ll need to plan on having your dental bonding touched up or replaced in the next 3 to 5 years. Nonetheless, cosmetic bonding is perfect for patients with minimal damage to front teeth.

Our cosmetic dentists are dedicated to helping patients achieve beautiful healthy smiles by providing cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in teeth bonding for gaps or chipped tooth repair, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling our dentists in Grandville at (616) 534-0080.