When your smile is affected by one or more cosmetic blemishes, the desire to improve its appearance is natural. However, rather than immediately opting for the most popular or comprehensive smile improvement, your dentist will help you choose the treatment that best fits your cosmetic needs. For instance, tooth bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement that can be recommended for a variety of different smile blemishes. In addition to effectively restoring your tooth’s full and healthy appearance, bonding can also help you avoid having to alter a significant amount of your tooth structure.
Building Up Your Tooth Structure
Tooth bonding involves a biocompatible material known as composite resin, which your dentist can use to build up tooth structure, conceal unsightly blemishes, and more. The resin is made from biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles, and it can be customized to match the color and appearance of your tooth. After bonding the resin to your tooth structure, your dentist can sculpt it into the ideal size, shape, and contour, then harden and polish the resin for a lifelike finish.
What Bonding Can Address
Once your dentist completes the bonding process, the resin will be virtually indistinguishable from your tooth, yet will effectively correct whatever blemish the tooth exhibited. Such blemishes can include:
- A chipped tooth
- Worn down tooth surfaces
- Light cracks in the tooth’s enamel (craze lines)
- A tooth that seems too small
- Large spaces between teeth
- And more
Learn About Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding offers many patients a conservative and highly effective solution to improving several different types of tooth blemishes. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.