Having to fix or improve a tooth is a common part of most people’s dental treatment at some point in their lives. Conditions like severe tooth discoloration or issues with a tooth’s structure should be addressed as soon as possible to minimize their effects. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we offer a variety of treatments that we can customize to meet your specific tooth needs. In many cases, customized cosmetic tooth bonding offers the best fix for a number of different reasons, including its ability to improve several different types of blemishes in a minimally invasive manner.
When a tooth can’t be whitened
Tooth staining is a common problem, but in most common cases, it can be erased with convenient, professional teeth-whitening. However, some forms of discoloration that occur underneath a tooth’s semi-translucent enamel – a type of staining known as internal discoloration – won’t respond to teeth-whitening treatment. Instead, we might suggest applying tooth-colored composite resin to the discolored tooth, improving the blemish to restore your tooth’s healthy appearance.
When a tooth crack is minor
Bonding a tooth is also a popular way to fix a chipped tooth edge or to restore a light crack in the tooth’s surface. The tooth-colored composite resin can be applied to the chipped or cracked portion of the tooth, then sculpted and hardened to restore the tooth’s whole, healthy appearance. By choosing tooth bonding, you can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure than would be possible with other treatment options such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, both of which require more extensive, permanent alterations to your tooth structure.
When a tooth has a cavity
While tooth bonding is a highly effective cosmetic dental solution, it also possesses several properties that make it an excellent choice for certain restorative procedures, as well. For example, if your tooth develops a cavity, then we recommend placing tooth-colored resin to restore it with more lifelike results. Known as a tooth-colored filling, the restoration can provide a discreet, highly resilient and durable alternative to traditional metal tooth fillings.
Learn if tooth bonding is best for you
Combining highly conservative treatment with lifelike, durable results makes tooth bonding an ideal fix in a number of different situations. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We also have offices in Chaparral, Canutillo, and Vinton so we can easily serve patients throughout all surrounding communities.