What Is Tooth Bonding Used For?

In general, cosmetic dental treatments are designed to address specific types of esthetic smile concerns. For instance, teeth-whitening is a highly targeted, convenient treatment for erasing teeth stains, while dental crowns can help fix various types of visible tooth damage. In some cases, though, the same cosmetic treatment can accomplish several different goals at once. For example, tooth bonding can be used for a multitude of different purposes, all while preserving most of your healthy, natural tooth structure in the process.

What Bonding Consists Of

Tooth bonding is the placement of highly customizable tooth-colored resin, which is a composite made from biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles. Your dentist tints the resin to match the specific color and shade of your tooth, then bonds a small amount of it to the area of your tooth that needs improvement. After sculpting and hardening the resin, your dentist will polish it for a durable, lifelike finish.

The Different Uses for Bonding

The beautiful thing about tooth bonding is that it can be applied to almost any area of your tooth. The resin can be securely bonded to any area of your tooth structure, so it can address discoloration, chips, minor cracks, worn surfaces, and more with equal success. Because of its versatility, bonding is often recommended for issues such as:

  • Minor wear or damage to your tooth
  • Chipped or worn tooth edges
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth that are smaller than those around them
  • And more

Ask Your Dentist About Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding can be used for a number of different cosmetic dental issues, and it may be the best solution for yours, as well. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.