In our last blog, we looked at options to either remove or mask teeth stains in only one sitting. We briefly discussed dental bonding, which can offer an array of cosmetic improvements, including corrections for misshapen or damaged teeth. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about using cosmetic bonding to improve smiles.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The entire procedure can be done in a single sitting, so you don’t have to place stress on your already hectic schedule. To begin, we will use a local numbing agent to ensure you feel comfortable. If there is any decay, we will remove it. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and the surface will be gently etched. We then prepare and place the composite resin material in several layers. As the dentist sculps and molds your tooth, the composite resin is cured under a light. The final step is to polish the tooth for a more attractive appearance.
The composite resin we use will be shaded to blend with your smile, offering a lifelike appearance. For this reason, we also use the same material to offer a natural-looking dental filling. Bonding can be used to mask permanent teeth stains, as these often form beneath the enamel and may be difficult to remove with traditional whitening options. In addition, we can close gaps and even embarrassing black triangle spaces between your teeth. The procedure could repair minor chips and cracks, and also reshape malformed or worn-down teeth too. In one visit, we essentially makeover your smile!
What About Dental Contouring?
In the same sitting or in a separate visit, we could also contour the teeth. This procedure also only takes one visit to complete, but takes a very different approach. Instead of adding material to the tooth, we sand and buff the outer structure to make minor cosmetic improvements. For example, our team could address minor chips, dull sharp, jagged, or pointed teeth, and also correct malformed or overly large teeth. We could also remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the outside of the teeth.
If you have any questions about how we repair and improve the teeth in only one visit, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see which of our treatments is right for you, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
With teeth whitening and other treatments, we can correct minor and major imperfections, often in one visit. If you have questions about improving smile beauty, 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.