Along with professional teeth whitening, our team can offer cosmetic improvement in as little as one visit. Dental bonding and contouring can reshape teeth and correct multiple aesthetic issues in one visit. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how our team can improve smile beauty in one appointment.
The Bonding Process
With dental bonding, we actually use the same composite resin employed as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings. To begin, we will numb the tooth being treated, and then gently etch the surfaces. We then apply the composite resin in several layers, sculpting the tooth as this material cures beneath a light. The last step involves polishing the tooth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish. In one visit, we can repair minor chips and cracks, or even add length to the ones worn down by teeth grinding. We could also close gaps between the teeth and correct misshapen teeth too. Bonding also masks permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening.
In the same visit or a separate one, we could also contour the teeth to correct cosmetic imperfections. With this procedure, we actually remove structure with sanding and buffing to address cosmetic issues instead of adding material to the tooth. Our team could use this to correct minor chips, smooth our pits, grooves, and rough patches, and even dull sharp, pointed, or jagged portions of tooth structure. Contouring could also be used to reshape malformed or overly large teeth too.
Other Cosmetic Treatments
For a smile makeover, we could combine these options with other cosmetic treatments. For example, we can whiten teeth beforehand so the changes made with bonding and contouring match your brightest smile. We could use these for the side teeth and then place porcelain veneers for the front facing and more visible teeth. Our team could also discuss repositioning uneven teeth with clear and comfortable orthodontic aligners. Even if your smile has multiple issues and you feel it’s too far gone, we could offer major a transformation, sometimes in as little as one visit.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dental improvement, then contact our team today to learn more. There is still time to see us and undergo treatment, so you greet 20223 with a stunning smile. You can also use your remaining 2022 dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Restoring Your Smile
Our team wants to help you enjoy a more attractive smile, often in only one visit. For more information about our treatment options, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.