Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Maybe you want a brighter and whiter smile. Tooth bonding is a quick and easy solution to cosmetic dental problems that many patients face. Tooth bonding can be used to fix chipped, discolored, stained, broken, cracked, fractured, and misshapen teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is a great treatment option for patients of all ages. It is often described as a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers. Dr. Raymond Ribitch is a Mount Pleasant, MI dentist who provides tooth bonding treatment to patients who want a brighter and more uniform smile. He collaborates with his patients individually to find the best dental solutions to address their specific needs. Learn more about tooth bonding treatment at Mid Michigan Smiles below:
The Tooth Bonding Procedure
Dr. Raymond Ribitch can complete your tooth bonding procedure in just one visit to his Mount Pleasant, MI office. Before treatment, Dr. Ribitch will go over your oral health history, budget, and goals to ensure that tooth bonding is right for you. He may also undergo other treatments prior to bonding your teeth if you have severely decayed or damaged teeth. He offers periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, and restorative dental options to patients.
Dr. Ribitch will prepare the tooth receiving treatment by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This is done to ensure that the bonding material has a smooth surface to adhere to. Then the biocomposite material is shaped and sculpted onto the tooth. A special curing light is then used for the final cosmetic restoration. We color-match the biocomposite to natural teeth or even brighter for a natural whitened smile.
Dental Bonding FAQs
Learn more about dental bonding with the answers to frequently asked questions about the cosmetic procedure:
How long does tooth bonding last?
With the right oral care, tooth bonding can last patients for up to ten years. Be sure to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and visit our office regularly to receive professional dental cleanings.
Does dental bonding ruin your teeth?
No, we use a safe bonding material to actually cover and protect teeth from further damage. After many years, the bonding material may fade, but this does not damage the tooth enamel.
How long does tooth bonding take?
The dental bonding procedure can take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
What can’t you eat with dental bonding?
Avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth following your tooth bonding procedure, including coffee, tea, and sodas.
Can bonded teeth be whitened?
Teeth that are covered with dental bonding material cannot be whitened using our professional teeth whitening services. However, patients who receive bonding treatment can achieve a whiter smile or reverse their bonding if they would like to undergo professional teeth whitening treatment.
Contact Dr. Ribitch’s Office Today
Do you want a quick way to a brighter and more balanced smile? Cosmetic dentistry can help you enhance your smile today. Schedule an appointment in our Mount Pleasant office today. Call Dr. Ribitch for a consultation today at 989.200.3896.