In our last blog, we explained how our in-office teeth whitening procedure could brighten teeth in one visit. But what if you have a misshapen tooth, or one with severe permanent stains? With dental bonding and contouring your Greenville, TX, dentist can rebuild your smile and improve overall beauty in just one visit too!
Repairing Teeth With Bonding
Dental bonding rebuilds lost structure and repairs the tooth in only one visit. We don’t use metal, instead we employ a metal-free composite resin, which blends glass and acrylic. The material can also be shaded to blend with surrounding tooth structure, matching the rest of your smile. To fix a tooth, we remove any decay and clean it thoroughly. We may etch the surface to help the composite resin better stay in place as it cures. After we apply the material, we shape the tooth while curing the composite resin under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance.
The procedure can help repair minor chips and cracks, and restore structure lost to injury or teeth grinding. We close gaps and triangle spaces between the teeth too, and also mask permanent teeth stains, the severe discoloration that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening. We complete this all in a single visit!
Cosmetic Improvements With Contouring
Dental contouring also repairs teeth in one visit, and we may perform the procedure in the same visit as your bonding treatment. With contouring, we don’t need to add material to the tooth. Instead, we make cosmetic repairs by sanding and buffing away outer tooth structure. For example, we can remove rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer structures. We also reshape the tooth if one appears malformed or overly large, and can dull sharp or pointed portions too. Treatment could also correct the esthetics of very minor chips as well.
Don’t Ignore Chipped Teeth!
We want to take time to remind you that a chipped tooth could be more than just a cosmetic concern. Often, even minor damage could potentially expose the inner dentin to harmful bacteria, a complication linked to the onset of tooth decay or even an infected tooth. If you chip a tooth, then contact our team right away to schedule an appointment, so we can repair the tooth, often in one visit! If you have any questions about our dental bonding and contouring procedures, or any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.
Your Greenville, TX Dentist Offers Cosmetic Repair
At Smith Family Dentistry, we want to help rebuild your smile and improve overall beauty in a single visit. To learn more about our cosmetic procedures, then contact your Greenville, TX, dentist, Dr. Smith, by calling 903-455-5750.