What Can Cosmetic Bonding Really Do for Your Tooth?

Sometimes, improving your smile doesn’t seem as straight-forward as you’d wish. For example, teeth-whitening might not erase certain kinds of teeth stains; or, a tooth might need improvement, but not enough to permanently alter its structure. In many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding can provide an effective solution to improve seemingly complex smile issues in a simple, minimally invasive manner. For many patients, bonding a tooth can significantly improve your smile’s appearance, and without the need for complex or multiple cosmetic dental treatments.

Fix that chip you’ve been avoiding

A chipped tooth’s appearance may be obvious, but for some people, undergoing treatment to correct it might not seem worth it. On the other hand, ignoring it may cause more harm than you realize, such as leading to more severe tooth damage and affecting how well your bite functions. Cosmetic tooth bonding can repair the chip in your tooth and restore it to its whole, natural size and shape. Your dentist can place and sculpt biocompatible, custom-tinted resin to the chipped tooth, then sculpt, harden, and polish it to a durable, lifelike finish.

Erase the stains that teeth-whitening can’t

In addition to building up a chipped area of your tooth, cosmetic bonding can also improve any surface area of the tooth to correct stubborn stains and discoloration. If a tooth stain doesn’t respond to teeth-whitening, it may be intrinsic, meaning it has developed underneath your semi-translucent tooth enamel. While teeth-whitening may not reach the stain, bonding the appropriate area of the tooth with custom-tinted resin can instantly improve its appearance and the uniformity of your smile. If you have multiple discolored teeth, however, we may suggest a more comprehensive solution, such as porcelain veneers, to improve them all conservatively.

Cover the large gap between two teeth

When you have a larger-than-usual space between two teeth, known as a diastema, you may have several options for addressing it. For instance, porcelain veneers or dental crowns may help close the gap to improve your smile’s symmetry and balance. Or, we may recommend applying cosmetic tooth bonding to improve it more conservatively. Closing the gap in your smile can have several important benefits, from improving your smile’s appearance to reducing the risks of plaque and oral bacteria gathering in the space.

Ask if bonding can fix or improve your tooth

Cosmetic tooth bonding offers a natural, minimally invasive solution to correcting several different kinds of issues with your smile. To find out if cosmetic bonding is right for your tooth, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.