Tooth Bonding

Conservative Tooth Improvement

There’s more to improving your smile than simply changing how one or more of your teeth look. For example, besides making your smile more esthetically pleasing, your cosmetic dental treatment should also help bolster and support your healthy, natural tooth structure. This means minimizing the amount of changes needed to your teeth, which is one of the reasons why cosmetic tooth bonding has become such a popular cosmetic option. Bonding a tooth by placing tooth-colored composite resin on its blemished surface can improve a variety of different types of concerns, all while helping your preserve a maximum amount of your natural tooth structure.

How tooth bonding works

Tooth-colored composite resin is a highly valuable material in the world of cosmetic dental treatment. The material is made from a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles. In addition to making it easily customizable, this also makes the resin highly biocompatible and easier to bond to your tooth structure. After we’ve applied the tooth-colored resin to your tooth, we can sculpt, harden, and polish it to match the ideal healthy, natural contour and appearance of your tooth. Because of its minimally invasive nature, cosmetic tooth bonding can be recommended for a number of different concerns, including severe tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, spaces between teeth, and more.

More functional uses for composite resin

In addition to its many different cosmetic dentistry uses, the tooth-colored composite resin used for tooth bonding also has several functional and restorative benefits for your tooth. For example, besides mimicking the appearance of healthy tooth structure, the resin also bonds securely to that structure. As such, the resin can be used for purposes that aren’t solely cosmetic, such as filling a cavity without having to rely on metal amalgam. A filling made from composite resin is known as a tooth-colored filling, and it can restore your tooth without making your cavity treatment obvious.

Learn more about tooth bonding

Cosmetic tooth bonding allows us to dramatically improve the appearance of your tooth while keeping the extent of your treatment to a minimum. To learn more about cosmetic tooth bonding, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213. Located in Lake Orion, MI, we also proudly serve the residents of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.