Teeth whitening isn’t the only option for correcting the imperfections plaguing your smile. With dental bonding and contouring, our team can repair minor cosmetic concerns in a single sitting. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about using dental bonding to improve your smile.
The Bonding Procedure
Did you know that dental bonding uses the same composite resin we employ as part of our fillings? This is because the material is not only strong and durable, but can also be shaded to blend with your tooth structures seamlessly. The procedure only takes one visit. We start by numbing your tooth to keep you comfortable as we remove any decay and clean the tooth. We then etch the outer surface and apply the composite resin to it in several layers. We will then mold the tooth as the material cures beneath a special light. Once the tooth is cured, we will polish it for a brighter appearance and smoother finish. In one visit, we can tackle multiple cosmetic concerns.
With dental bonding, our team can mask permanent teeth stains, including the kind that doesn’t usually respond well to teeth whitening. The procedure could also lengthen teeth worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding) or even reshape malformed teeth too. This can repair minor chips and cracks too, and help close unsightly gaps between the teeth. For a smile makeover, we could whiten teeth beforehand so your new repairs match your brightest smiles, and we could also incorporate porcelain veneers and even clear aligners to address misalignment.
Dental Contouring Treatment
Our team also has a separate cosmetic treatment that provides major results in only one sitting. Dental contouring can be completed in the same visit, or in a separate one. Instead of adding new materials to the tooth, we will gently sand and buff the outer structure to address common cosmetic complaints. For example, contouring can smooth out grooves, rough patches, and pits in the outer surface. We also dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of tooth structure. We can also use contouring to reshape overly large or malformed teeth, and correct the appearance of minor chips too. As with bonding, we can combine this with other cosmetic treatments to transform the appearance of the smile in as little as one to two visits.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping you obtain a stunning new smile!
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Correcting Smile Imperfections
We’re ready to help you transform the beauty of your smile. For more information on enhancing the appearance of your smile, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.