A Few Important Facts About Tooth Bonding

A beautiful and healthy looking smile is often a natural result of taking good care of your teeth and gums. For example, if you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, then they can’t affect the appearance of your teeth and gums. However, some cosmetic concerns can still develop even when you strive to keep your smile healthy. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can customize any cosmetic dental treatment to address your specific concerns in a highly personalized and conservative manner. In many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding is the best way to achieve that goal.

It’s made from composite resin

Tooth bonding describes placing a material on the surface of your tooth to correct certain cosmetic and/or structural issues. The material is a composite resin made from finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, and it can be tinted to match the specific color and shade of your tooth. Composite resin is also highly biocompatible, meaning it bonds securely to your tooth without damaging its surface or structure. It’s also durable enough to remain in place long after your procedure has been completed. Once the bonding is sculpted and hardened, it creates a lifelike finish that can correct a wide variety of tooth issues.

Tooth bonding fixes several issues

Because composite resin can be custom-designed to blend in discreetly with your smile, its appearance is one of the biggest reasons why it’s so popular. However, it also owes that popularity to the fact that tooth bonding is the appropriate solution for several different types of tooth concerns. For example, if you have a tooth with a chipped edge or worn down surface, a light crack, severe discoloration, or more, then tooth bonding may be able to improve it while keeping your treatment minimally invasive. If appropriate, we may also recommend tooth contouring as part of the procedure. Contouring is the process of gently sculpting a part of a tooth’s outer layer to smooth rough edges, correct overlapping ones, and more.

Bonding a tooth doesn’t change it much

To place bonding on a tooth, we don’t to prepare the tooth much beyond etching the small section of its surface where the resin will be bonded. This helps secure the bond between the tooth and the resin, but does not cause any noticeable permanent changes to your tooth structure. The ability to dramatically improve your tooth’s appearance without having to permanently alter or remove part of its structure is another important benefit of cosmetic tooth bonding, and helps ensure the tooth’s optimal long-term health and integrity.

Learn more about cosmetic tooth bonding

Besides the lifelike results of the procedure, cosmetic tooth bonding is also significantly more conservative than other smile improvement methods. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.