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Create a Dynamic Smile with Teeth Bonding

Create a Dynamic Smile with Teeth Bonding

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Create a Dynamic Smile With Teeth Bonding Dentist Holland MI

Are you dissatisfied with your smile? If so, Dr. Habecker may recommend teeth bonding to improve the appearance of your smile in as little as one appointment.

Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why our dentist may recommend dental bonding to restore the appearance of front teeth with small chips, cracks, stains, or other imperfections.

Here’s why dental bonding may be just what you need to create a dynamic smile.

Improve Your Smile With Teeth Bonding!

Our dentist may recommend teeth bonding to:

  • Repair slightly chipped or cracked teeth
  • Repair front teeth with small cavities
  • Close small gaps between front teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Improve your teeth’s shape
  • Help teeth last longer

How Does Teeth Bonding Work?

During your appointment, our dentist will apply a putty-like resin on the surface of your tooth where it’s needed. This tooth-colored resin is then hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser—helping your teeth to look and function better than ever.

Unlike other types of cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding rarely requires the use of anesthesia. In addition to being faster, dental bonding also removes far less enamel, keeping your natural teeth in better condition.

How Does Teeth Bonding Compare to Other Procedures?

Since cosmetic bonding requires less time and material, it typically costs much less than alternatives like dental crowns and porcelain veneers. However, the tradeoff is that teeth bonding doesn’t last as long as other smile makeover options.

Our dentist will be more than happy to discuss your options when you schedule a consultation.

Teeth bonding is also more affordable than other options because it doesn’t require the use of an outside lab. Instead of using a tooth restoration, we’re able to directly apply and mold composite resin to the surface of your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science, which is why we recommend scheduling your appointment with our experienced dentist.

How Do I Care for Bonded Teeth?

Take care of your bonded teeth like you do the rest of your smile. Our dentist will recommend you practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily.

If we still find excessive plaque buildup during your next teeth cleaning appointment, you may want to consider adding a fluoride mouth rinse to your routine.

Also, be sure to check out our blog post about the best foods for healthy teeth. It’s important to understand that your dental health is connected to your overall well-being. For example, it’s easier to prevent plaque buildup when you eat foods that have little to no sugar.

Can I Whiten Bonded Teeth?

Since composite resin doesn’t respond to teeth whitening like natural enamel, we recommend you get your teeth professionally whitened before dental bonding. That way, our dentist will be able to match the color of composite resin to your newly whitened smile.

While bonded teeth don’t respond as well to teeth whitening, they can still get stained over time. We recommend limiting foods and drinks that stain your teeth, such as tea and coffee. Smoking can also stain your bonded teeth over time.

Related: What’s the Best Way to Whiten Teeth? →

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker and his team want to help you achieve your best smile. To request an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Holland, MI, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524.

This blog post has been updated.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team