When you have more than just stains that need removal or masking, but issues with the shape of a tooth or minor damage that needs repair, you need more than teeth whitening. With dental bonding and contouring, we can sculpt and transform your smile in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about bonding and contouring.
The Dental Bonding Process
First, let’s look at dental bonding and how this can repair and transform teeth in only one sitting. The treatment process is simple. We will administer a local numbing agent and then gently clean the tooth to remove any decay. We then etch the surface and apply composite resin in several layers. This is the same material we use in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We shade the material to better blend with the smile and offer amore lifelike appearance. We sculpt the tooth as this material cures under a light. The last step is to polish the teeth.
We can use this to repair minor chips and cracks, length the teeth worn down due to grinding and clenching, and also close unsightly gaps between the teeth too. The procedure can mask permanent teeth stains that wouldn’t otherwise respond to teeth whitening too. We can combine this with whitening and veneers for a smile makeover too, and even reshape misshapen teeth!
Contouring Your Teeth
Our team could also contour the teeth. This can be done in the same sitting as bonding, or in a separate visit. Instead of adding unique materials to the tooth, we will gently sand and buff away small sections to correct esthetic issues. For example, we can reshape malformed teeth, correct overly large teeth, and dull sharp, pointed, and jagged teeth. The procedure can also smooth our pits, grooves, and rough portions of outer tooth structure.
To get started, we will schedule a visit to see you and take a close look at your smile with digital imaging technology. This Allows us to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns, and choose the most appropriate treatment option to improve smile beauty. If you have any questions about these treatments, or about any of our other cosmetic procedures, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you maintain good oral health and a more attractive smile!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Improvement?
We would like to help improve the shape and color of your teeth. If you have any questions about transforming smiles in only one visit, 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.