When a patient comes to us with a stained smile or damaged teeth, we an often use cosmetic treatments to restore the beauty of their smile. In addition to teeth whitening, we can also offer options to restore chipped or malformed teeth, often in just one visit! Let’s talk about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring.
With cosmetic bonding, we use composite resin, the same material that offers metal-free tooth-colored fillings, to address a number of cosmetic concerns. We can shade the material to blend with the tooth and apply it to mask permanent teeth stains, repair minor chips, and close gaps between the teeth. Once we clean the tooth, etch the surface, and apply the material, we then shape it as the composite resin cures under a light. Afterward, we polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance. The entire procedure can be completed in a single sitting, saving time!
Contouring also only takes a single visit and can often be completed in the same visit as bonding. We gently buff the tooth to remove a small amount of outer tooth structure. The contouring procedure can remove pits or grooves in the tooth, dull overly pointed teeth, and reshape malformed, damaged, or jagged teeth.
Don’t Ignore Chipped Teeth!
We just want to remind our patients that any damage to the tooth, even minor damage, can potentially expose the sensitive inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria, allowing a cavity and eventually an infection to form. Always seek treatment for a damaged tooth. Remember, we can often address the problem in just one visit. If you have any questions about bonding and contouring, then contact our team today. We can see if these cosmetic solutions are right for your smile.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT BONDING AND CONTOURING?
At Mai Dentistry, our team can often repair your smile in just one visit. To learn more about our practice, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.