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Maria Hoekstra, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Jacqueline Anderson, D.D.S.
Thomas E. Anderson, D.D.S.

616-399-9520

Our Office Hours are:

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 7am-1pm

Bonding

Bonding is the adhesion of composite restorative material to natural teeth. Bonding is one of the most cosmetic of all dental procedures. It allows us to reshape and lengthen natural teeth.

How is it done?


Usually no additional tooth structure is required. The tooth is first cleaned and polished; next an etchant (an acidic liquid) is placed on the tooth. The etchant is than rinsed off giving the surface of the tooth a chalky, slightly porous texture. The bonding material (composite resin) color (shade) is matched to the tooth and sculpted and shaped onto the tooth structure. It is than hardened by a special ultraviolet blue light. The result is remarkably esthetic!

BondingBefore BondingAfter

This procedure can also be done to fill in natural spaces or gaps between teeth.