Cosmetic dentistry means more than just removing stains. In fact, we can also fix a chipped or cracked tooth with dental bonding and contouring, which improves the beauty of the smile in just one visit! In today’s blog, find out how your Cleveland, TX, dentist repairs chipped teeth with a biocompatible material!
The Bonding Process
The entire procedure only takes a single visit to complete! To begin, we will administer a numbing agent to ensure you feel comfortable. If you have dental anxiety, we could also discuss sedation options too! We then remove any decay and thoroughly clean the surfaces of the teeth. We could etch the surfaces as well, to help the material stay in place as it cures. The material we use is metal-free and can be shaded to blend with your smile. Known as composite resin, this material can address a wide array of esthetic issues, and is even used to treat cavities in our tooth-colored filling procedures. Our team then shapes the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. The final step involves polishing the tooth thoroughly to ensure a more attractive appearance.
With bonding, we mask permeant teeth stains, the kind of discoloration that may not respond to teeth whitening. We also repair minor chips and cracks, and even adding length for teeth worn down by teeth grinding. The procedure also allows our team to mask unsightly gaps between the teeth, including those black triangle spaces. For a smile makeover, we also combine this with teeth whitening and porcelain veneers!
Contouring Your Teeth as Well
We also have another procedure that repairs teeth in only one visit, known as dental contouring. With contouring, we don’t add material to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff the outer structure. The procedure enables our team to carefully and comfortably remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces. We also reshape overly large teeth, and repair sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of your teeth. The procedure also helps address very more chips in the outer structure. To see if contouring, or any of our other cosmetic treatment, are right for you, we begin with a consultation in which we examine your smile to assess the case and severity of your cosmetic issues. To learn more about these procedures, or to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see which is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Cleveland, TX Dentist’s Office Offers Esthetic Treatments
Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX wants to restore your teeth to prevent complications and enjoy an attractive appearance. To learn more about how we improve the appearance of the smile, then contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today.