Your smile’s overall appearance can be affected by things as minor as a worn or chipped tooth edge, or an excessive space between two teeth. When issues have major esthetic impacts, your dentist can often suggest a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment to improve them, such as tooth bonding. Using custom-tinted, biocompatible composite resin, your dentist can rebuild worn or damaged tooth structure and cover other minor blemishes without permanently altering your healthy, natural tooth structure. In many cases, tooth bonding can be combined with tooth contouring, which is the gentle sculpting of a tooth’s outer enamel to smooth and correct jagged edges, rough spots of enamel, and more.
When Bonding/Contouring Is the Better Option
Cosmetic dentistry is partly about improving your smile’s appearance and partly about preserving your natural tooth structure and bite function. Certain treatments, such as lifelike dental crowns and porcelain veneers, require tooth preparation that cannot be reversed. However, when appropriate, cosmetic tooth bonding and/or contouring can offer a more conservative option. Choosing tooth bonding can help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure for better results and better long-term oral health.
Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Bonding
If your smile requires a cosmetic touchup, then ask your dentist if tooth bonding can improve its appearance in a minimally invasive manner. To schedule a cosmetic consultation, call Lynne Barbour Dental in Kahoka, MO, today at 660-727-4746 (GRIN).