If you have discoloration, then we could help with teeth whitening. But what if you have a chipped or misshapen tooth? In these situations, our team could offer improvement in only one visit with cosmetic bonding and dental contouring. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will talk about how bonding and contouring improves your smile.
The Bonding and Contouring Process
These are two very different procedures, but both can address esthetic issues in only one visit. With bonding, we first remove any decay and then clean the tooth thoroughly. We prepare and place the bonding material, which is known as composite resin. A blend of glass and acrylic-like particles, this can be color-matched to blend with your smile. We place the material in several layers, and then sculpt the tooth as the material cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth. With contouring, we gently sand and buff the outer structure to correct common esthetic issues. Both options take one visit, and could be completed in the same sitting!
Bonding allows our team to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that could resist traditional teeth whitening options. Our team could also repair minor chips and cracks, add length to worn down teeth, and reshape malformed or misshapen teeth. We could fill gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth too. With contouring, we could address minor chis, reshape overly large teeth, and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged portions of a tooth. Our team could also smooth out and remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the outside of the tooth.
Protecting Smiles From Chips
If you have a damaged tooth, please let us know right away, as even minor chips or cracks could lead to cavities or infection with time. However, you should also take steps to safeguard your smile! If you or a member of your family plays sports or martial arts, invest in a mouthguard to help protect teeth from being cracked or chipped, or knocked loose or out. You should also take steps to care for your smile daily, as good oral hygiene leaves your smile strong and bright, less vulnerable to issues that could impact health and beauty negatively.
If you have any questions about how we treat smile issues, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to schedule a cosmetic consultation for you, and help you find out what procedures could transform your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth that needs repair, or any other esthetic issues with the beauty of your smile, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.