When you have stained teeth, we offer teeth whitening. But what if you have stubborn permanent stains, or perhaps issues with the shape of one or more teeth? With cosmetic bonding and contouring, your Cleveland, TX, dentist can help improve smile esthetics in as little as one visit, so you enjoy a stunning new smile!
Dental Bonding Benefits
First, let’s talk about dental bonding. The process involves correcting esthetic issues with a composite resin material. We use this in our tooth-colored fillings too. The material is a blend of glass and acrylic that is metal-free. Composite resin is also tinted to match the color of surrounding tooth structure. Treatment involves removing any present decay, cleaning the tooth, and then gently etching the surface. We apply the material in several layers, and then shape the tooth while the composite resin is cured under a light. Finally, the entire tooth will be polished for a more attractive appearance.
In just one visit, we can mask permanent teeth stains that would otherwise stand up to traditional teeth whitening options. Placement also repairs minor chips and cracks, fills gaps or black triangle spaces between the teeth, and lengthens any teeth worn down due to teeth grinding.
Contouring Your Teeth
We may offer contouring in the same visit, as it also only takes a short period to complete. We don’t add special materials to the tooth structure, instead we gently sand and buff the outer structure to reshape the teeth and improve esthetic. For example, we smooth out any pits, grooves, or rough patches on a tooth, and repair minor chips tooth. We reshape malformed or overly large teeth too, and dull sharp or pointed ones.
Protecting Your Smile’s Beauty
Following treatment, consider taking steps to protect your smile. For example, make time to brush and floss daily, as routine care can prevent tooth decay and keep a tooth strong and bright. We also suggest cutting back on sugary foods and drinks which feed harmful bacteria. Smiles also benefit from checkups and cleanings every six months too. If you play sports, then wear a mouthguard to avoid any unnecessary injuries to your smile. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic treatments, or which options might help your smile, then schedule a consultation. We would vole to examine your smile and create a personalized plan to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty, often in as little as one visit.
Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?
We’re ready to correct more substantial issues with the color and shape of your teeth, which is why the team at Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX offers cosmetic bonding and contouring. Contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today.