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A cosmetic bonding treatment can restore the appearance of a tooth that has been chipped or suffered from a minor dental fracture. The bonding resin seals the damaged area before a cavity can develop. The material Dr. John P. Blake uses to repair the tooth enamel is very similar to a composite resin dental filling.

During the cosmetic bonding treatment Dr. John P. Blake matched the resin to the surrounding tooth enamel before hardening it with a special ultraviolet light. For the first few days the color matching can still be slightly influenced by dark beverages and dental stains from tobacco use. It’s best to abstain from these things or to drink dark beverages through a straw.

Even though the bonding resin is not subject to tooth decay, you will still need to brush and floss the tooth to help maintain the overall health of the tooth. This calls for brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day.

It’s also important to attend your routine dental checkup at Dr. John P. Blake’s dental offices in Lake Orion, Michigan. This will remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, while also polishing away surface stains. This will help maintain the health of your mouth and the overall appearance of the cosmetically bonded tooth.

If you are in the Lake Orion, Michigan, area and you have a tooth with a chip or minor fracture, you should call 248.693.5800 to set up a consultation appointment at John Blake, DDS, PC.