Cosmetic tooth bonding is one of the easiest ways to fix minor cosmetic issues with one or more of your teeth. The material that your dentist bonds to your tooth is the same composite resin used to create lifelike, tooth-colored fillings. However, when placed on the surface of a tooth for cosmetic reasons, rather than inside of a tooth’s cavity to restore it, the procedure is known as tooth bonding. The resin is custom-tinted to match the color of your tooth, and bonding offers a variety of advantages when improving your smile’s appearance.
Next to teeth whitening, bonding is one of the simplest cosmetic dentistry procedures and can be accomplished quickly, often without the need for local anesthesia to numb the tooth. Because it involves little to no alterations to your tooth structure, bonding is often a preferable, more conservative solution to other cosmetic options, like porcelain veneers or porcelain dental crowns.
One of the greatest advantages of tooth bonding is its ability to help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure. The procedure is quick, but more importantly, placing the resin may require no more than lightly etching the surface of the tooth’s enamel, creating a more adhesive surface for the material to bond to.
It Looks Natural.
Tooth-colored composite resin is one of dentistry’s most versatile materials, allowing your dentist to create fillings and bonding touchups that closely mimic the unique color and tint of your teeth. The reason bonding is such a successful conservative solution is because it looks natural enough to blend in almost seamlessly with your teeth.