If you have a chipped tooth, slight gap, or stain you’d like to cover up, bonding might be a good option for you.
Dr. Skowronski can provide tooth bonding in a single visit to patients from Shelby Township, Macomb, Sterling Heights, Washington, 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. 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, bonding can be used to fill your tooth. Cracked or chipped teeth that go untreated are especially in danger of decaying because it is very difficult to thoroughly clean their jagged edges. Bonding can also be used to cover stains on your teeth that brushing or whitening treatments cannot remove.
How do I take care of a bonded tooth?
To ensure that your newly bonded tooth looks great and works optimally you should maintain good hygiene oral hygiene 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. This allows the dentist to make sure the bonding material is not showing any signs of premature wear and tear and 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 Dr. Skowronski’s office in Shelby Township or call (586) 566-3880. Her staff is ready to schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you might have over the phone.
In need of immediate care?
Dr. Skowronski provides emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call (586) 566-3880