Tooth bonding isn’t exactly as well-known as other cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth-whitening or porcelain veneers. However, it’s often an ideal solution for correcting a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns, helping patients improve the health, integrity, and appearance of their smiles in a minimally invasive manner. Today, we examine a few ways in which cosmetic tooth bonding can improve your smile, and why we might suggest it as the best choice for your cosmetic dental treatment.
Fortifying a tooth that’s worn down
Your teeth are the strongest parts of your entire body, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t subject to wear and tear. In fact, tooth wear is a common concern, especially if you consistently grind your teeth, chew on ice, or expose your teeth to excess pressure in other ways. When a tooth wears down, it becomes structurally weaker and more likely to become infected with decay. It can also change the balance in your bite, leading a host of other, more serious oral health concerns. In some cases, tooth bonding can effectively build up and fortify a worn-down tooth without having to permanently alter the tooth’s healthy structure. Bonding involves applying tooth-colored composite resin to the worn part of your tooth, then sculpting and hardening the resin to become a durable, discreet part of your tooth.
Fixing a noticeable chip or crack
Some forms of tooth damage, like a crack in its surface or a small piece broken off of it, can be more serious of a concern than a worn part of your tooth. That’s because the fractured or broken part of your tooth will only get worse the more you bite and chew on the tooth. In extreme cases, restoring the tooth could require extensive treatment. However, more mild cases are more common, and in some cases, repairing the damage with tooth-colored bonding can help restore your smile and improve its appearance without the need for more complex treatment.
Filling a gap between two teeth
Some cosmetic issues don’t involve any damage to your tooth structure, but can increase your risks of developing serious oral health concerns. For example, if you have a noticeable gap between two teeth, then the gap may directly impact your bite’s balance as well as your smile’s appearance. With cosmetic bonding, we can help close the gap conservatively and with optimal results.
Learn what bonding can do for your smile
Minimally invasive tooth bonding can help improve your smile in more ways than you might realize. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.