Can Tooth Bonding Be a Good Way to Restore Your Tooth?

October 15, 2020

The good thing about modern dental treatment is that, in most cases, you have multiple options for addressing a specific oral health concern. From choosing between different materials for your restoration to designing treatments to be minimally invasive, this level of personalization means you can address most tooth concerns with optimal precision. For example, in some cases of tooth damage, we may be able to restore your tooth with conservative tooth bonding, which can improve your tooth’s appearance and help it regain its structural integrity without any additional changes to its healthy, natural structure.

What the tooth bonding process consists of

Tooth bonding is often recommended as a cosmetic dental treatment to improve the appearance of a tooth with minimal treatment. The process involves customizing a small amount of composite resin to match your tooth’s unique color and shade, then applying the resin to the affected area of the tooth (such as a crack, chip, worn surface, or another blemish). Once the resin is placed, your dentist will sculpt it to match the tooth’s healthy size, shape, and contour, then harden the bonding with a special light and polish it for a highly lifelike finish.

Restoring your tooth’s strength and integrity

For cosmetic purposes, the highly lifelike appearance of customized, tooth-colored composite resin makes tooth bonding an ideal solution for several different types of concerns. However, its appearance isn’t the only advantage of tooth-colored composite resin. It’s also a highly durable and biocompatible material that helps your tooth regain its structural integrity. This is especially important for tooth concerns that impact your tooth’s structure, such as cracks or chips in its surface, worn down areas of its structure, and more.

Preserving your tooth’s long-term health

When repairing your tooth from any form of damage, the main goal is to preserve as much healthy, undamaged tooth structure as possible. In addition to restoring and protecting the tooth, this also includes minimizing any permanent changes to your tooth’s natural structure during the restoration process. Tooth bonding is highly conservative in that placing, sculpting, and polishing the resin doesn’t require any significant changes to your tooth, which allows it to retain most of its remaining healthy structure.

Learn if bonding can conservatively fix your tooth

With conservative tooth bonding, we may be able to restore your tooth with optimal results and with minimally invasive treatment. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.

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