Does Your Tooth Need Fixing? Here’s How Bonding Does It

Sometimes, a tooth becomes damaged because it wasn’t cared for properly enough and has become compromised, or because of accidental trauma. While the specific nature of your tooth damage may be unique, the need to fix it conservatively is universal. With cosmetic tooth bonding, we can fulfill that need for patients with a wide range of tooth issues, and without causing permanent alterations to your tooth structure. If your tooth needs fixing, then ask us about the benefits of bonding it with biocompatible, tooth-colored resin.

By blending in with your tooth’s appearance

Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that uses composite resin – a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz like particles – to build up your healthy tooth structure. Composite resin can be customized to match the specific color and shade of your healthy, natural tooth, so it can be applied to any area of your tooth and blend in discreetly. Because of its highly esthetic finish, composite resin is a popular material for improving your tooth’s appearance while also building up and restoring its structure.

By clinging tightly to healthy tooth structure

The appearance of composite tooth resin makes it popular for its realism, but tooth bonding has much more value than that as a treatment option. The procedure is known as bonding because it involves bonding the resin securely to your healthy tooth structure. This gives your restoration the durability it needs to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing, and also offers a significant advantage in fortifying your tooth structure. Because of its restorative capabilities, tooth bonding is used for restorative purposes as well as cosmetic, including rebuilding worn tooth structure and treating mild to moderate cavities.

By treating a cavity without metal amalgam

When bonded to the outside structure of your tooth, composite resin makes an exceptional and minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. However, resin is just as popular for treating more internal tooth issues, such as tooth decay and the cavities it causes. Treating a cavity often involves the use of a tooth filling, which is a biocompatible material that’s placed within your cavity after we’ve thoroughly cleaned away the bacteria and infected tooth structure. With composite resin, we can create a tooth-colored filling that restores, protects, and fortifies your tooth better than traditional fillings, such as metal amalgam ones.

Learn how to fix your tooth with bonding

Cosmetic tooth bonding can often provide a minimally invasive, yet highly lifelike and durable solution to fixing your tooth. For more information, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.