When your tooth exhibits the type of cosmetic blemish that can’t be erased with teeth-whitening, improving your smile might seem challenging. However, in many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding can successfully fix tooth blemishes almost as quickly and conveniently as teeth-whitening. Bonding is the process of using tooth-colored composite resin to correct issues with your tooth’s structure and appearance. If you want to improve your smile but don’t want to undergo extensive treatment, then cosmetic tooth bonding might be the best option to do so.
Addressing Severe Tooth Stains
Teeth stains are the most common type of tooth blemish, but they aren’t always as simple as they seem. When a tooth becomes discolored from within its structure rather than on its surface, it can’t be brightened with teeth-whitening. Instead, your dentist can suggest concealing the discoloration with bonding, which can be tinted to match the exact color and shade of your tooth.
Rebuild and Restore Tooth Structure
Tooth bonding isn’t just cosmetically appealing; it’s also durable enough to withstand the pressure from your bite. Because of its reliability, bonding and contouring can often be recommended to rebuild the structure of a tooth that has been worn down, or that suffers from a minor crack or fracture.
Restore Cavities Invisibly
One of the most common uses for tooth bonding is to replace metal fillings with a safer and more discreet material. White fillings can treat your cavity while blending in with the surrounding tooth structure, making the restoration virtually invisible even in your most visible teeth.
Find Out What Bonding Can Do for Your Smile
With cosmetic tooth bonding, your dentist can help you improve your smile in a wide variety of ways. 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 Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.