Whether your goal is to improve your smile’s appearance or to restore a tooth that’s structurally compromised, your dental treatment should be designed to achieve maximum results in a minimally invasive manner. This is what makes tooth bonding popular as a cosmetic dental treatment, as it can significantly improve a tooth without having to permanently alter its natural structure. In addition to its lifelike and cosmetically pleasing appearance, tooth bonding also has several properties that can make it a good solution for restoring a damaged tooth, as well.

What does it mean to bond a tooth?

Bonding a tooth is a conservative procedure that involves customizing a small amount of composite resin to match your tooth’s color and shade, then using the resin to restore the compromised section of your tooth. After placing the composite resin on your tooth, your dentist can sculpt it to match the size, shape, and contour of your natural tooth structure. This can help correct a variety of cosmetic and restorative tooth concerns, and can do so with highly lifelike results as well as minimally invasive treatment.

The issues tooth bonding can fix

For improving a tooth’s cosmetic appearance, tooth bonding can often be recommended for addressing issues that affect the size and shape of your tooth. For example, if your tooth has been chipped, has a light crack in its surface, exhibits severe discoloration, or has other cosmetic concerns, then bonding the appropriate area of the tooth can restore its healthy, natural appearance. Composite resin is effective not only because of its lifelike appearance, but also because it has the ability to be bonded securely to your natural tooth structure, and can remain durable under the repeated pressure of your bite.

The benefits of choosing tooth bonding

By utilizing tooth bonding to address a structural concern with your tooth, you can do a lot more to keep your overall treatment more minimally invasive. This is largely because placing and sculpting the resin doesn’t require any permanent changes to your tooth structure, which allows you to preserve more of this structure in the long run. This can have significant advantages for simplifying your treatment and helping you improve the state of your oral health.

Learn about the many uses of tooth bonding

Tooth bonding is often recommended for cosmetic improvement, but its biocompatible properties can also make it an ideal solution for restoring a damaged tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.