How Tooth Bonding Works, and Other Questions

Part of the beauty of modern cosmetic tooth bonding is its simplicity. The procedure involves simply bonding tooth-colored composite resin to a specific area of your tooth, then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to match your tooth’s natural appearance. Cosmetic tooth bonding works by concealing or rebuilding blemished tooth structure, but its simplicity is only one reason why it’s so effective.  Today, we look at a few more of bonding’s benefits by answering common questions about how it can improve your smile.

What can tooth bonding correct?

For many patients, tooth bonding can effectively solve a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative smile concerns. For instance, because it’s highly realistic in its appearance, bonding is often a viable solution for addressing severe teeth stains or repairing chipped or worn tooth edges. Because the resin is durable, it can even withstand regular pressure from biting and chewing, making it a reliable, minimally invasive restoration for cracked teeth, or teeth that exhibit cavities.

What if my bonding becomes damaged?

While tooth bonding is durable, your cosmetic enhancement may become damaged under extreme pressure, such as accidental trauma or chronic teeth-grinding (known as bruxism). If your bonding does become compromised, then your dentist can fix it conveniently if you schedule a visit as soon as possible. Because tooth bonding doesn’t require any permanent alterations to your tooth structure, it can often be reapplied in emergency situations to restore your smile’s appearance once again.

Ask Your Dentist About the Value of Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding has become an advanced, highly reliable way to improve one’s smile without needing extensive cosmetic treatment. 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 Lake Bluff, Chicago, Libertyville, Gurnee, Highland Park, Vernon hills, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Bannockburn, Ravinia, and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.

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