When you have multiple esthetic issues with the appearance of your teeth, we can transform the shape and color in only visit with bonding and contouring. These can offer a smile makeover for some patients! In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about how we can use these cosmetic options to transform your smile, or even combine them with other treatments for a smile makeover.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Did you know that dental bonding uses the same composite resin material that our tooth-colored dental fillings do? This blend of acrylic-like and glass-like particles can be shaded to blend with the surrounding tooth structure, and is metal-free. This makes it safe for people of all ages, even the pregnant and elderly. The procedure involves administering a local numbing agent to the tooth. We then clean the tooth and gently etch the surface. Next, we apply the material in several layers. Finally, we sculpt the material as it cures under a special light, and then we polish it for a brighter appearance. This helps mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks. We also reshape malformed teeth too, and lengthen the worn-down ones as well.
Contouring a Tooth
The contouring procedure can be done in the same visit or a separate one, and also only takes one sitting to finish. Instead of adding new materials to a tooth, we gently sand and buff away outer structures to correct minor cosmetic issues. For example, we can smooth out the rough patches, grooves, and pits in the outer surfaces. Our team can also repair minor chips, remove sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of a tooth, and reshape malformed or overly large teeth too.
For a smile makeover, we could combine this with other treatment options. For example, we can whiten the teeth beforehand, so bonding and contouring blends with your brightest smile. Porcelain veneers could be applied to the front facing teeth, and we could discuss other options, like clear smile correction with aligners or tooth replacement with lifelike prosthetics, like dental bridges or dentures.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or about a routine checkup and cleaning appointment, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile, and avoid major problems with your smile.
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Repair
Our team would like to help people enjoy a bright and esthetically-pleasing smile in as little as one visit with our dental bonding and contouring procedures. If you would like to find out more about how we improve cosmetic issues with our lifelike treatments options and custom dental restorations, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.