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What’s the Point of Bonding a Tooth?

When it comes to cosmetically improving your smile, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. In addition to customizing the right treatment for your concerns, your Oxnard cosmetic dentist will also tailor your treatment to minimize the amount of changes needed to your healthy tooth structure. Tooth bonding accomplishes the dual goals of improving and preserving your tooth by offering a minimally invasive solution to correcting multiple types of tooth blemishes. Today, we explore the point of cosmetic tooth bonding, and why it’s often the most effective and efficient solution for improving one’s smile.

What is tooth bonding made of?
Tooth bonding requires the use of a biocompatible, tooth-colored material known as composite resin. It’s a mixture of biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles that are finely ground, and it can be customized to match the color and appearance of any patient’s unique tooth color. Your dentist can apply the resin to any blemished area of your tooth, sculpting and polishing it to blend in almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, your dentist won’t have to alter your tooth structure permanently to place the bonding.

The versatility of tooth bonding
Because tooth-colored composite resin can be applied and sculpted nearly anywhere on your tooth, it can be recommended for a wide variety of cosmetic and structural tooth concerns. In addition to being esthetically appealing, the resin can also withstand most repetitive amounts of bite pressure, making it as durable as it is attractive. Some of the most common reasons for recommending tooth bonding include:

Rebuilding worn down tooth structure
Filling out chips and minor cracks in teeth
Closing spaces between teeth
Fortifying teeth that appear too small
Treating cavities (when used as a tooth-colored filling)
And more

Find out if tooth bonding is right for you
Tooth bonding can be the optimal choice for improving your tooth’s appearance while also preserving all of its remaining healthy structure. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.

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