3 Reasons to Choose Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is a great option for those of us who wish for an effective but minimally invasive method of improving our smile. Dental bonding is one of the most commonly recommended procedures for minor cosmetic issues in the smile. Bonding a tooth involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin (the same material used in tooth-colored fillings) directly to the tooth. Once applied, the resin is shaped, hardened, and polished to a natural-looking and structurally sound tooth. Bonding can be the best choice if your tooth is chipped, cracked, or intrinsically stained.
#1 You Chipped Your Tooth
A chipped edge on a tooth can affect more than just your smile’s appearance. A chipped tooth can also be weaker and susceptible to further breakage. For small chips, the tooth can be repaired with tooth bonding. Just like with tooth-colored fillings, composite bonding can restore your tooth’s surface to a strong protective shield for the inside of your tooth.
#2 Protecting a Cracked Tooth
A cracked tooth can pose a serious threat to the health and integrity of your tooth. If and when the crack is limited to just your tooth’s outer layer of enamel, it can be addressed with dental bonding. If the crack has exposed the inner areas of your tooth to the elements, you may require more extensive care. A severely broken tooth may require endodontic treatment to disinfect the inside of the tooth. A crown may be necessary to restore a protect the tooth.
#3 Intrinsic Stains
External teeth stains can often be erased with professional teeth-whitening. However, when a tooth is internally discolored, which is known as intrinsic discoloration, bonding may be a more effective solution. The bonding material can be customized and color-matched to blend in with the rest of your smile. If you have an entire smile with cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers may be a more viable cosmetic solution.