Sometimes, chips or other esthetic issues with the appearance of our smiles can cause embarrassment. In addition, damaged teeth can potentially increase the risk of tooth decay and other oral health concerns. Can you repair your tooth and improve the beautify of your smile? With bonding and contouring, we can restore minor damage and help improve the appearance of the tooth.
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- True or False: A chipped tooth can lead to decay.
- True or False: Dental bonding repairs chips and masks stains.
- True or False: Dental contouring repairs surface problems in one visit.
- True or False: We may perform both procedures in one visit.
- True. When you chip or damage a tooth, bacteria can come into contact with the inner layers of dentin. Soon, a cavity can form. Without treatment, a cavity continues to spread until an infection can occur, threatening the stability of your tooth. As a result, we recommend having your damaged teeth examined and if necessary, restored.
- True. Dental bonding involves cleaning the tooth and gently etching the surface. Next, several layers of composite resin will be applied to the tooth. As the bonding material cures under a light the doctor will sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, the tooth will be polished. We can shade the material for a more lifelike appearance. We can mask stains, repair chips, and close gaps between teeth.
- True. Contouring involves gently removing a small layer of outer enamel, which corrects pits or grooves in the tooth’s structure. This procedure can be completed in a single visit.
- True. We often perform both procedures in the same visit. If you have any question about these or any of our other cosmetic treatments, contact our office today.