What Is Tooth Bonding Good For?

The goals of any dental treatment are to make your smile look better as well as remain healthy and fully functional. That typically means maintaining a careful balance between improving a tooth’s appearance and preserving as much of its healthy, natural structure as possible. Cosmetic tooth bonding is designed to accomplish all of these goals quickly and conveniently, allowing you to enjoy a more attractive smile without needing extensive dental treatment. Because of the material’s versatility, tooth bonding can be good for a wide variety of smile concerns–including yours.

Fixing a cracked tooth

A crack or fracture in your tooth’s surface might not call for a dental crown to fix it. In many cases, Dr. Fondriest can place customized, tooth-colored composite resin in the fracture to restore the tooth’s health, strength, and appearance. The process of bonding the tooth will help reestablish its ability to absorb your bite pressure without suffering further damage. It will also improve your smile’s appearance by covering the visible blemish.

Improving tooth blemishes

If your tooth isn’t cracked, but exhibits stubborn blemishes like internal discoloration or a chipped edge, then tooth bonding can also be used to correct it. After placing the custom-tinted resin on your tooth, Dr. Fondriest will artfully sculpt it to match the tooth’s ideal appearance. Then, he will harden the resin with a special light and polish it for a natural, attractive finish.

Ask Dr. Fondriest About the Benefits of Bonding

If you need to fix or improve the appearance of your tooth, then you may be surprised to learn that conservative tooth bonding could be your best option. 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.

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