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Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, but at Milford Dental and Associates you have another choice. Cosmetic bonding is like the material used to repair a decayed tooth, but also has great potential for smile enhancement. Once patients in Hartland, White Lake, Commerce Township, Milford, and Highland, MI discover this option, they usually have enthusiastic questions. The doctors of Milford Dental and Associates are happy to provide this information.

What you need to know about cosmetic bonding in Highland, MI

  • What is cosmetic bonding?
    Bonding is a BPA-safe dental plastic. The pliable material is sculpted and bonded to enamel using a special light activation technique
  • Is the procedure painful?
    No. For cosmetic applications such as closing gaps between teeth, numbing is usually not needed because natural tooth structure is not modified.
  • Is chipped tooth repair with bonding noticeable?
    No. The doctors of Milford Dental and Associates select a shade that matches your natural dentition beautifully. With a final polish, the bonding is undetectable.
  • Does bonding strengthen teeth?
    Because the material is bonded to tooth structure, it can reduce risk of further chips, cracks, or breakage. However, good oral hygiene is still essential to avoid tooth decay under the bonding, or development of gum disease
  • Can bonding be used to repair a fractured tooth?
    Absolutely. A thin layer of bonding material hides and seals small cracks.

  • Is bonding a discolored tooth solution?
    Bonding is a good choice for one or a few teeth with deep, stubborn discoloration. It can also be used to mask old, darkened dental restorations that are otherwise functional.

  • Can bonded teeth be whitened?
    Teeth whitening will not harm the bonding material. However, the whitening agent will not lighten it. It is best to have teeth whitened first, then match cosmetic bonding to the new, brighter shade.
  • How long does dental bonding last?
    The material is strong and durable. If you avoid destructive oral habits such as biting nails or other hard objects, brush and floss daily, and see a doctor of Milford Dental and Associates for regular checkups, bonding can last many years.
  • Is bonding affordable?
    Cosmetic bonding can be an economical alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns. Ask our friendly front desk staff about flexible low- and no-interest financing, to help cosmetic treatment fit your budget.

A few small changes can make a big difference in your smile. Schedule a consultation at Milford Dental and Associates in Highland, MI to learn more about cosmetic bonding – (248) 685-0941.