When you have issues with the shape and surfaces of your teeth, then teeth whitening may not be enough. Instead, we could reshape and transform your smile with dental bonding and cosmetic contouring. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of these cosmetic treatments and how they could help transform your smile.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
How do we repair teeth with dental bonding? This procedure uses the same material we employ in our fillings. Composite resin is metal-free and safe for people of all ages. The material can also be shaded to blend with the tooth seamlessly, offering lifelike repair. We begin by numbing the tooth and then gently removing any decay and cleaning it. We may also etch the surfaces as well. The material is then prepared and applied in several layers to the tooth. As we cure the composite resin under a light, we will also sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brighter appearance!
Contouring a Tooth
With contouring, we take a very different approach. Instead of adding new materials to the tooth, we will gently sand and buff away minuscule portions of outer structure, which allows us to reshape the teeth and address a variety of esthetic issues. This takes one visit, and can even be done at the same time as your dental bonding procedure!
The bonding procedure could be used to repair minor chips and cracks, reshape malformed teeth, and even address worn down teeth too! We could also close gaps between the teeth, and mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most teeth whitening treatments. With contouring, we can smooth out pits, rough patches, and grooves in the surfaces of the teeth. We also reshape overly large teeth and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth. Minor chips can be addressed as well. All of this takes one visit, and for a smile makeover we could combine treatment with teeth whitening or even porcelain veneers
If you have any questions about how we transform the beauty of your smile, and often in only one visit, then contact our team today to learn more. With a cosmetic consultation, we can help choose the right treatment or treatments to address your esthetic concerns and make you feel proud to smile again!
Do You Have Questions About Dental Bonding?
We want to help you obtain a brighter and more attractive smile with our cosmetic treatment options. If you have any questions about our treatments, or if you 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.