Teeth whitening isn’t the only option to improve the beauty of your smile. We have dental bonding and contouring to help correct a number of cosmetic issues, and in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we use these two processes to help boost the beauty of the smile.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
With dental bonding, we actually use the same composite resin employed in our tooth-colored dental fillings. However, instead of treating cavities, we will address a variety of cosmetic issues. The treatment takes one visit. We first administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable, then we gently remove any decay and clean the tooth. We may etch the surfaces as well. The composite resin is then applied in several layers. The material is shaded to blend with the rest of your tooth! We shape and sculpt the tooth to ensure a lifelike appearance, and polish the tooth as the last step.
The procedure allows us to mask permanent teeth stains, the type that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. We could also reshape malformed teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks. The procedure could also fill embarrassing gaps between the teeth.
Contouring a Smile
The contouring process takes a very different approach. We don’t need to apply new materials to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff the outer structure to correct a variety of common esthetic issues. For example, we can address very minor chips, and smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces. We also reshape malformed or overly large teeth, and dull overly sharp or pointed parts of a tooth. We could do this in the same visit as bonding, or as a separate procedure. Again, this cosmetic procedure only takes one visit to complete!
Starting Your Cosmetic Treatment
Ready to get started? Then contact our team today to schedule a visit! We will sit you down to talk about your goals for your smile, and to examine your smile with advanced digital technology. We can then diagnose your esthetic issues with precision and accuracy. We may use bonding and contouring, or other cosmetic treatments, to address the beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or if you want to schedule a visit, then contact our team today.
Ready for Cosmetic Treatment?
We would like to help you enjoy a bright and beautiful smile. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.