Improving your smile with cosmetic dental treatment is often about more than just making your smile more attractive. The different types of blemishes that can affect the appearance of your teeth can sometimes impact their health and integrity, as well. Because of this, the most effective cosmetic dental treatments are those that not only improve your teeth’s appearance, but also help bolster their overall strength and integrity. Cosmetic tooth bonding is often an ideal solution because of its ability to accomplish both goals, all while keeping your treatment as minimally invasive as possible.
What is tooth bonding designed to do?
When bonding a tooth, your dentist applies a small amount of custom-tinted composite resin to an area of your tooth, then sculpts, hardens, and polishes the resin for a highly lifelike finish. The biocompatible composite resin used to bond the tooth is the secret to the procedure’s benefits to your tooth and smile. Made from a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, composite resin offers highly esthetic results with its ability to be tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and shade. Its durability allows it to restore a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, worn down, or has other issues with its structure, size, shape, or appearance.
It’s abilities beyond cosmetic improvement
Fixing a tooth that’s blemished in a way that affects its structure, such as a chipped or cracked edge, is important for more than just its appearance. Damage to your tooth structure can have long-lasting consequences on the health of the tooth, and depending on the nature of the damage, it can also affect things like your bite function, and the amount of pressure your other teeth are exposed to. Restoring the tooth’s appearance and its structural integrity give tooth bonding a more than just cosmetic advantage when it comes to improving your smile. It also gives your teeth their ability to function properly again, without the risk of suffering even more severe damage in the future.
The minimally invasive nature of tooth bonding
In addition to restoring your oral health and smile’s appearance simultaneously, the minimally invasive nature of tooth bonding is also an important reason why it may be preferable. Any dental treatment provides optimal results when it helps preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure, which means minimizing the amount of preparation a tooth needs for the treatment. With tooth bonding, your tooth structure won’t need to be altered, which means you can preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure throughout the bonding process.
Learn what tooth bonding can do for your smile
In addition to its many cosmetic benefits, tooth bonding can also help repair and restore teeth that exhibit several types of damage. To learn more, schedule your appointment by calling Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637.