Improving your smile’s appearance can mean something different at different points in your life. At one time, you may need teeth whitening to brighten up dull teeth or erase teeth stains. At another, you may need to fix tooth wear or minor cracks in your surface. For many cases, tooth bonding can accomplish a wide variety of smile improvement tasks, and if you want a more attractive smile with minimal work on your teeth, then it may be the best option for you.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
For a tooth bonding procedure, your dentist will use tooth-colored composite resin that is tinted particularly to your natural tooth color. During the procedure, your dentist will apply the resin to the surface of the tooth in question, and then sculpt it to match the tooth’s ideal contour. Next, your dentist will harden the resin using a special curing light, and polish it for a discreet, lifelike, and durable finish. Because the main point of the procedure is the application of the resin, your dentist does not have to permanently modify your tooth structure, and therefore your tooth remains strong and healthy.
When Bonding Is the Right Option
Bonding can be utilized for a number of different tooth blemishes, including:
- Severe tooth stains (localized stains on individual teeth)
- Cracks in your tooth’s surface
- Excessive spaces between teeth
- Minor tooth wear
- Teeth with chipped surfaces or edges
- Cavities (the resin can be used to create a tooth-colored filling)
- And more
Find Out if Tooth Bonding Can Improve Your Smile
If you want to improve your smile, then ask your dentist if tooth bonding can accomplish it in a minimally invasive manner. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.