What Can Tooth Bonding Really Do?

How you feel about your smile can be a product of many different factors. For example, it helps if your teeth and gums are in optimal health and you diligently care for them every day. It’s also important that your teeth are healthy and whole; if one or more of them are chipped, lightly cracked, or otherwise blemished, then it can have a significant impact on your smile’s entire appearance. At our Newhall, CA, dentist’s office, we offer several different cosmetic options for improving your smile’s appearance. That includes cosmetic tooth bonding that can address several different types of issues with your teeth in a minimally invasive manner.

The way tooth bonding works

Tooth bonding consists of tooth-colored composite resin, which is a natural-looking, biocompatible material that we can tint to match your tooth’s unique color and shade. We apply the resin to the surface of your tooth, on the area that needs to be corrected, then sculpt the resin to match the tooth’s ideal size, shape, and contour. Once it’s sculpted to the right shape, we can harden the resin and polish it to give it a durable and lifelike finish. Not only will the bonding blend in discreetly with the healthy tooth structure surrounding it, but will also uphold its integrity under the pressures of biting and chewing.

The benefits of bonding a tooth

Tooth bonding is beneficial in several ways, not the least of which is its highly lifelike and esthetically appealing appearance. For example, tooth bonding is minimally invasive, meaning it doesn’t involve altering your healthy, natural tooth structure. This means you can preserve a maximum amount of your tooth for improved long-term oral health and reduced risks of damage or infection in the tooth. Compared to treatments such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns, bonding can offer a much more conservative option for transforming your tooth’s appearance.

Can bonding work for your tooth?

Because of its minimally invasive nature, tooth bonding is often an appropriate solution for a wide range of cosmetic blemishes, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth with worn down surfaces
  • Teeth that seem to small
  • Light cracks in a tooth’s visible surface
  • Noticeable spaces between teeth
  • And much more

Learn more about cosmetic tooth bonding

Fixing your smile’s appearance doesn’t have to be a complicated process. With cosmetic tooth bonding, we can address a wide range of issues in a minimally invasive manner. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.