Tooth Bonding

Bonding Teeth to Improve Their Appearance

When it comes to improving your smile’s appearance, the final cosmetic result is only one consideration. Any changes you make to any of your tooth structure will be permanent, so improving your smile also means minimizing those changes as much as possible. Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive way to address a wide range of cosmetic tooth issues, and the procedure doesn’t involve dramatically altering any of your tooth’s structure. Instead, we can use tooth-colored composite resin to restore, reinforce, build up, and improve teeth that experience a wide range of issues.

What Does Tooth Bonding Mean?

Tooth bonding is the process of attaching, or bonding, a small amount of biocompatible resin to a specific area of your tooth. The resin is tinted to match the specific color and shade of your tooth, making it nearly indistinguishable from the tooth, and once it’s bonded in place, we can sculpt it to match your tooth’s ideal size, shape, and contour. Then, we’ll harden and polish the resin, making it durable and giving it a highly lifelike finish. Bonding allows you to dramatically improve your tooth using only composite resin and without the need to sculpt or alter the tooth structure underneath it.

What Can It Fix for Me?

The minimally invasive nature of bonding a tooth makes it one of more conservative cosmetic dental treatments today. However, it’s also popular because it can address several different types of cosmetic blemishes, including ones that may seem like they would need more involved treatment, such as:

  • Severe tooth discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth-whitening
  • Chipped or worn down tooth edges
  • Mild tooth cracks/fractures
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • A tooth that seems smaller than those around it
  • Cavities (when used as a tooth-colored filling)
  • And more

Find out if tooth bonding is the answer

Bonding your tooth may improve its health and appearance without having to permanently alter its healthy, natural structure. To find out if tooth bonding is a good idea for you, schedule a free consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659. We also serve patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.