We’ve talked about professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, but did you know we have cosmetic treatments that can be completed in one visit? These can tackle everything from teeth stains to gaps between teeth. In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of bonding and contouring.
When Do You Need Bonding?
We will recommend dental bonding to address a number of different cosmetic issues. To get started, we will schedule a time to see you and talk about your smile and your hopes for it. We then carefully examine your teeth with digital imaging technology to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. Next, we create a personalized treatment plan to improve the beauty of your smile, and also address threats to your oral health too. In many cases, we can correct these problems in only one visit!
Repairing Your Teeth
The dental bonding process involves applying a composite resin to the teeth. This material is also used in our tooth-colored fillings. Not only can this material be shaded to blend with your tooth, but it can provide durable and long-lasting smile improvement. Our team first numbs the tooth and then cleans and etches the outer surface. We will apply the color-matched composite resin to the tooth in several layers. As these layers cure beneath a light, we will sculpt and shape the tooth. The last step involves gently polishing the teeth for a brighter appearance.
Bonding can help mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that could resist teeth whitening treatments. This solution also closes embarrassing gaps between your teeth, and could even repair chipped or cracked teeth too. We could reshape malformed teeth and even add length to the ones worn down by teeth grinding. For many, this is essentially a smile makeover in one visit!
In the same sitting, we could also correct esthetic concerns with dental contouring. This effective cosmetic treatment doesn’t use additional materials added to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff away portions of structure to reshape and improve the beauty of a tooth. For example, we can correct the appearance of minor chips and also reshape overly large or misshapen teeth. The procedure could smooth our grooves, pits, and rough patches in the outer surfaces, and also dull portions that are jagged, sharp, or pointed.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Smile Repair
We want to help you obtain a smile that makes you feel proud. To find out our team offers smile improvement in only one visit, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.