3 Things You Didn’t Know Tooth Bonding Could Do

Cosmetic tooth bonding is one of more conservative yet versatile cosmetic dentistry options available. It involves customizing composite resin to match your tooth’s color and shade, then applying the resin to the tooth’s surface in order to restore its structure and/or appearance. For many patients at our El Pas, TX, dental office, tooth bonding is also a highly effective alternative to a few other treatment options. For example, it may be a better option than veneers that require more tooth preparation, or metal fillings that forever change your smile’s appearance.

1. Address that intrinsic discoloration

There are two types of teeth stains – extrinsic (on the surfaces of your teeth) and intrinsic (below the surfaces of your teeth). Teeth-whitening treatment can eradicate most types of extrinsic stains, but intrinsic discoloration requires more. With personalized tooth bonding, we can correct that internal discoloration of a tooth to restore its healthy, strong, and vibrant appearance.

2. Make a chipped tooth whole again

Some chipped teeth are so minor that the damage is barely noticeable, while others can be so severe that it appears the tooth has broken completely. In mild to moderate cases, we can often restore the tooth’s health and integrity with a minimally invasive tooth bonding procedure. After the resin is placed on the tooth and sculpted to the desired dimensions, it will make the tooth whole and like new again.

3. Fill a cavity without being noticed

Besides improving the outward appearance of a tooth, tooth bonding is also commonly used to treat issues such as cavities. Known as a tooth-colored filling, one made out of resin can more precisely restore a cavity and remain undetectable, unlike a traditional metal filling. If you have a cavity, or have had a metal filling placed, then learn more about how tooth-colored composite resin can offer a better solution.

Find out what tooth bonding can do for you

Customized cosmetic tooth bonding can do more for your smile than you may have realized. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.