Improving the appearance of your tooth and smile is often simpler than patients often expect. With the right customized cosmetic treatment, you dentist can help you address a multitude of concerns in a minimally invasive manner, and with optimal results for your smile’s appearance. This is also true in many cases that involve having to restore and repair a tooth due to damage to its structure. For example, many people can benefit from choosing cosmetic tooth bonding to fix a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, or compromised in some way.

What does tooth bonding mean?

The process of bonding a tooth is a minimally invasive one that involves carefully applying a small amount of customized composite resin to your tooth. The resin, which is designed to closely mimic your tooth’s unique, healthy color and shade, can be shaped to recreate the tooth’s healthy size, shape, and contour. This makes it a viable option for improving several types of concerns with the tooth’s structure and/or appearance, including stubborn cosmetic blemishes and mild damage to the tooth.

How can the resin fix your tooth?

The composite resin that’s used to bond your tooth is a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, which allows it to be customized to match your tooth’s unique appearance. Its highly lifelike and customizable appearance is one reason why tooth bonding has become a popular cosmetic dental solution. However, the resin’s strength and its ability withstand your bite’s full pressure can also make it an appropriate solution for addressing more serious concerns with your tooth. This can include repairing a crack in the tooth’s surface, building up a worn-down section of the tooth, fixing a chip in the tooth, and more.

What are the benefits of tooth bonding?

The ability to improve a tooth’s appearance and fortify its damaged structure, if necessary, make tooth bonding a preferable option for addressing many different types of smile concerns. When it’s appropriate, bonding may be beneficial to your tooth and oral health in several ways. For instance, bonding the resin to the tooth, then sculpting and hardening it, don’t require much preparation to your tooth structure. You can preserve more of the tooth’s natural, healthy structure compared to more involved treatments, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns.

Learn if bonding your tooth can fix it

Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that, in some case, can provide a more convenient and conservative way to restore and repair your tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.