Good Things to Know About Tooth Bonding

You may have more options for improving your smile’s appearance than you realize, and in many cases, those options are as minimally invasive as they are effective. For instance, with cosmetic tooth bonding, your dentist can successfully improve a number of different smile issues without having to permanently change your tooth structure. Today, we take a look at a few specific things that make tooth bonding the optimal solution for a variety of different conditions, and when your dentist may recommend it as your best smile improvement solution.

What does your dentist bond to your tooth?

Tooth bonding involves placing lifelike, biocompatible resin on your tooth and then sculpting and polishing it to mimic your tooth’s healthy color, texture, and appearance. Tooth-colored composite resin is a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles that can be tinted to the exact color and shade of your healthy tooth structure.

What does tooth bonding fix?

In addition to its highly lifelike appearance and minimal effect on your tooth structure, tooth bonding is also versatile enough to conform to any part of your tooth structure. Therefore, it can be an optimal way to address a variety of conditions, such as chipped tooth edges, worn tooth surfaces, minor cracks, excessive spaces between teeth, and much more.

Is bonding effective for multiple teeth?

While tooth bonding is highly effective for improving one or two teeth, conditions that affect multiple teeth may require a more comprehensive solution. For instance, custom-designed porcelain veneers can be used to improve several different teeth at once, offering a cosmetic solution that’s almost as minimally invasive as tooth bonding.

Speak with Your Dentist About Tooth Bonding

The more you know about tooth bonding, the more you may realize that it could be the best solution for fixing a variety of cosmetic blemishes. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.