As a cosmetic dentistry option, tooth bonding has become popular for its ability to address a wide range of cosmetic tooth concerns quickly, and with minimal or no changes to your tooth structure. Yet, for patients with certain types of cosmetic concerns, the benefits of cosmetic tooth bonding go far beyond improving a tooth’s appearance. For instance, the biocompatible resin that’s used for tooth bonding isn’t just lifelike in appearance, but also strong and durable enough to fully restore your natural tooth structure in certain conditions. Today, we take a look at a few ways in which tooth bonding can benefit your smile, and some of the conditions that it might be best for addressing.
How cosmetic tooth bonding works
Cosmetic tooth bonding means to apply a biocompatible, tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth structure. Tooth-colored composite resin is created from finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, can easily be tinted to match the unique color and shade of your healthy, natural tooth structure. By bonding the resin to your tooth and sculpting it to match the tooth’s ideal shape and contour, we can help improve its appearance when the tooth is affected by one or more cosmetic blemishes. Not only is the procedure minimally invasive, but the highly customizable nature of composite resin makes it an effective improvement for your smile’s appearance.
When bonding a tooth is best for it
There are many different reasons why tooth bonding can benefit your smile if you want to improve its appearance. While everyone’s oral health needs and personal preferences for their smiles are different, some of the most common reasons why we might recommend tooth bonding include:
- Brightening a severely discolored tooth
- Building up worn-down tooth structure
- Repairing minor chips or cracks in your tooth
- Closing noticeable gaps between teeth
- And more
The benefits of bonding a tooth
The appearance of tooth-colored composite resin and the minimally invasive nature of the bonding procedure are the cornerstones of many of the benefits of tooth bonding. For example, its discreet and natural appearance means that the resin can be applied to almost any area of your tooth while still remaining discreet and virtually undetectable. The fact that the resin can be applied to your tooth without having to modify the tooth structure first means you can minimize the extent of your treatment and preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth. This means your tooth will remain stronger and healthier in the long run.
Learn more about cosmetic tooth bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding could be the answer you’re searching for to improve your smile in a convenient and minimally invasive way. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.