When Bonding a Tooth Is the Best Way to Fix It

When Bonding a Tooth Is the Best Way to Fix It

November 27, 2019

Your teeth are unique in more ways than you might realize. In addition to their size, shape, color, shade, appearance, alignment, and more, the specific issues that can affect your teeth can also do so in ways that are unique to your smile. Therefore, restoring and improving your smile is a highly personalized process, and in many cases, tooth bonding allows us to complete it in a minimally invasive manner. Tooth bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth, then sculpting, hardening, and polishing it to improve your tooth’s healthy appearance.

It’s surface has been worn down

A tooth’s surface can wear down for many reasons, and addressing it is often important to restoring the tooth’s overall health and integrity. Depending on the extent of the tooth wear, an appropriate amount of resin may be able to restore the worn down tooth structure and any affect it may have had on your bite’s balance. In some cases, you may first need to address the cause of your worn tooth, such as bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding), to ensure that your smile restoration is successful.

It has a small chip or fracture

Small chips and fractures can also have a negative impact on the health and integrity of your teeth, and if not addressed promptly, the damage to your tooth may grow worse. In more severe cases, restoring the tooth might require placing a dental crown over it, which requires prepping the tooth by sculpting down a portion of its main structure. However, in less severe cases, we may be able to restore the damage to your tooth using tooth-colored composite resin. Bonding resin to the affected area of the tooth can help prevent further damage, as well as improve the tooth’s overall appearance.

It needs cosmetic improvement

Because of its highly customizable, tooth-colored nature, tooth bonding is also commonly used as a cosmetic solution for improving a tooth’s appearance. For instance, if a tooth is severely discolored and doesn’t respond to teeth-whitening, then bonding it may be able to improve its appearance and uniformity with the rest of your smile. Issues such as small gaps between teeth, teeth that appear too small, and more may also be corrected with a customized tooth bonding procedure.

Learn more about tooth bonding

With biocompatible tooth bonding, we can fix a wide variety of issues with the health and appearance of your tooth. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.