If you have stained teeth, then you need cosmetic whitening to remove the discoloration. But what if you have a chipped tooth, or a misshapen one? In order to help Garland, TX, patients enjoy beautiful new smiles, we offer bonding and contouring, which helps restore smiles in just one visit! How do we repair and restore teeth?
Addressing Chipped Teeth
With dental bonding, we use a metal-free material known as composite resin to repair teeth. We also use this material to offer tooth-colored fillings, as we can shade this mixture of special glass and plastic compounds to match surrounding tooth structure. We clean the tooth and apply the prepared material in several layers. We then shape the tooth as we cure it under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth to offer a more natural appearance, completing the entire procedure in a single visit. Along with repairing minor damage, we’ve also masked permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening. We also help fill gaps between the teeth, improving your smile’s appearance.
Smoothing Pits and Grooves in the Tooth
Contouring also takes a single visit to complete and we may offer this in the same sitting as your bonding procedure. With contouring, we actually buff the outer tooth structure to remove a small layer. We’ve helped smooth pits or grooves in the tooth, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and dull overly-pointed teeth. We my also use this procedure as part of a smile makeover.
Don’t Ignore Your Esthetic Issues!
Often, we think of esthetic concerns as minor. However, some issues could point to a serious, underlying problem. For example, misalignment not only impacts a smile’s appearance, but also increases the risk of everything from tooth decay and gum disease to TMJ disorder and bruxism. If you have a chipped or damaged tooth, don’t ignore the issue. What may seem purely cosmetic could actually potentially expose the inner tooth structure to bacteria, leading to an increased risk of cavities and infection. If you have a chipped tooth, then please talk to our team today. We will help you enjoy a healthy and beautiful tooth once more using cosmetic dentistry, including our bonding and contouring treatment options. If you have any questions about either procedure, or about addressing damaged teeth, then contact our team today.
Ready for Cosmetic Improvement?
We would like to help you enjoy a healthy and more beautiful smile with our cosmetic treatment options. For more information on our cosmetic dental procedures, such as bonding, contouring, and veneers, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.