Our last blog explained how professional teeth whitening helps improve the beauty of the smile by removing teeth stains. But what if you have misshapen teeth, or minor damage like chips and cracks? In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will discuss how bonding and contouring can provide a lifelike repair for esthetic concerns in one visit!
Don’t Ignore Damaged Teeth
Even a very minor chip or crack could potentially expose the sensitive inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria, allowing a cavity to form and over time, increasing the risk of an infection or abscess. If you chip or crack a tooth, rinse with warm water and contact our team to schedule a visit. Recover any pieces of the tooth and bring them with you if possible. A cold compress or ice pack against the side of the face can control swelling, and a washcloth could be used to stem any bleeding.
We often repair injury in one visit with a dental bonding procedure. We start by cleaning the tooth and removing any decay. We then prepare the composite resin material employed in the treatment. Made from a unique blend of glass and acrylic, this can be shaded to blend with the color of the tooth structure. We apply the material in several layers and as we cure the composite resin under a light, we sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a more lifelike appearance. Along with repairing injury, we can close gaps between teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening treatment options. The entire process only takes one visit!
We could also contour the teeth in one visit. With contouring, we sand and buff the tooth structure to remove any pits or grooves in the surfaces. We also reshape overly large or malformed teeth, and help dull overly sharp or pointed sections as well. We even address very minor chips too, often in the same sitting as your dental bonding treatment. If you have any questions about these single visit cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today. We would love to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile in one visit and address any potential oral health concerns, such as a cavity.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Our team is ready to address issues with the overall beauty of your smile, often in as little as one visit. To learn more about repairing damage with cosmetic solutions, then 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.