When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, your main concern may be whether or not your treatment can effectively accomplish the job. However, smile improvement is about more than making your teeth more attractive. It also means optimizing your oral health and bite function, and preserving a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure even while changing their appearance. Today, we examine why tooth bonding can often be a highly conservative solution to improving a tooth’s appearance, and why that matters to the long-term health and integrity of your smile.

What tooth bonding is designed to accomplish

Cosmetic tooth bonding is one of several different types of cosmetic dental treatments that are typically designed to specifically address the appearance of your tooth. The procedure involves customizing a small amount of composite dental resin to closely match the color and shade of your healthy tooth structure. Then, your dentist can bond the resin to the affected part of your tooth, sculpting it to match the tooth’s ideal size, shape, and contour in the process. After shaping, hardening, and polishing the resin, your dentist will harden it, which secures the bonding in place, and polish it for an optimal, highly lifelike finish.

A few times when tooth bonding is the right answer

When you bond customized composite resin to any area of your tooth, the goal is often to correct the type of cosmetic blemish that directly impacts your tooth’s structure. This can include a crack in its surface or a chip at its edge, or it may be more cosmetic in nature, such as a noticeable gap between two teeth. This versatility is one of the reasons why tooth bonding is an increasingly more popular option for improving smiles with a number of different types of concerns.

The advantages of convenient and conservative care

The ability to successfully improve your smile’s appearance is a key advantage of cosmetic tooth bonding, but it’s ability to do so more conveniently and conservatively than other treatments makes it even more beneficial. In addition to making your tooth look healthier and more attractive, improving your smile with bonding also means minimizing the extent to which your teeth need to be modified. By preserving more of your healthy, natural tooth structure, you can improve the long-term health and integrity of your smile.

Learn if tooth bonding is the right option for your smile

Cosmetic tooth bonding can be an ideal solution for correcting a wide range of concerns with your tooth’s health and appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.