Teeth whitening isn’t the only cosmetic treatment we have to improve smile beauty. If you have concern with the shape of your teeth, or if one is chipped or cracked, then you may need dental bonding and contouring. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist will explain how we improve smile beauty with bonding and contouring.
Bonding Your Tooth
When we prescribe dental bonding, this means we use a metal-free composite resin to repair the tooth. The material is also used as part of our tooth-colored fillings, as this blend of glass and acrylic can be shaded to blend with the tooth. We remove any decay and clean the tooth, then we etch the surface and apply the material in several layers. As the composite resin curs under a light, we shape and sculpt the tooth. Finally, the tooth will be polished for a more lifelike appearance. The procedure takes one sitting, and could be used to repair minor chips and cracks, and add length to worn down teeth, and close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. We could also mask intrinsic teeth stains, the permanent kind that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening measures.
Contouring Your Smile
Our team could also offer another treatment option, in the same sitting or in a separate visit, known as contouring. With contouring, we don’t need to add material to the tooth, instead we improve beauty by gently sanding and buffing away parts of the outer structure. For example, the procedure could help smooth out and remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces. The procedure could also reshape overly large teeth, and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged portions of structure. Again, the process only takes a single sitting!
A Smile Makeover
While bonding and contouring themselves address wide array of esthetic issues, we could also combine them with other treatments for a smile makeover, such as our professional teeth whitening and our porcelain veneers. If you have issues with the beauty of your smile, then please give us a call. With a cosmetic consultation, we will assess the cause and severity of these concerns, and create a treatment plan to address them! If you have any questions about how we transform a smile with esthetic treatments, then please contact our team today!
Talk To Your Greenville, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Treatment
At Smith Family Dentistry, our team is ready to help address issues with the shape and color of your smile in one visit. We want you to feel proud to smile and show the world your newly restored teeth! If you want to learn more about the cosmetic treatment options we offer for our patients, please contact your Greenville, TX, dentist, Dr. Smith, by calling 903-455-5750.