What Your Dentist Uses Tooth Bonding For

Most dental treatments and the materials often used for them are designed to mimic your healthy, natural tooth structure in several ways. For example, cosmetic tooth bonding, a minimally invasive solution for many different types of smile concerns, is designed to not only match your tooth’s appearance but also bond securely to its structure. In fact, its ability to mimic and interact naturally with your teeth makes tooth bonding one of the more popular options for patients in Astoria who want to improve their smiles.

Fixing mild to moderate blemishes

As a cosmetic solution, tooth bonding is also one of the more versatile options. The treatment involves applying tooth-colored composite resin – a mixture of acrylic and quartz-like particles – to correct a blemished area of your tooth. For example, severe discoloration, chipped edges, excessive spaces between teeth, and more can often be improved conveniently with customized tooth bonding.

Fortifying worn or insufficient tooth structure

Besides typically cosmetic concerns like severe stains, tooth bonding is also frequently recommended for teeth that are lightly worn or appear slightly too small. Tooth bonding isn’t just cosmetically appealing, but also durable. After your dentist applies the custom-tinted resin to your tooth structure, he’ll harden and polish it for a lifelike finish. Once hardened, the bonding can effectively withstand the pressure of your bite for years to come.

Filling a cavity while blending in with your tooth

The resin that your dentist uses for cosmetic tooth bonding is also used for patients who develop cavities and want to avoid a traditional metal filling. Known as tooth-colored fillings, the resin-based restorations conform precisely to the shape of your cavity as well as the color and appearance of your tooth. Once hardened, the tooth-colored filling becomes a discreet and highly resilient replacement for the tooth structure that you lost to tooth decay.

Learn if Bonding Can Restore Your Tooth

Cosmetic tooth bonding can have several different uses when it comes to improving and restoring your healthy, natural tooth structure. For more information, schedule a consultation with us by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.