We know that cosmetic concerns are not limited to teeth stains. We’ve seen patients with minor and severe damage, including chips and cracks, and issues with the shape of the teeth too. Fortunately, we have two unique cosmetic treatments to address these concerns in just one visit! In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist is talking all about bonding and contouring.
The bonding procedure employs the same material we use in our lifelike fillings, only this time instead of filling decayed portions, they help reshape the outer structure. We begin by administering a local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable, and then we remove any decay present in the tooth. We etch the surfaces and prepare the material, making sure it is properly tinted to blend with your tooth. Next, we apply this material in several layers and begin sculpting the tooth as the composite resin cures underneath a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth to provide a more lifelike appearance.
Contouring is a very different procedure, but also one that only takes one visit and may be offered alongside bonding. Instead of adding material to the tooth, we actually sand and buff the outer structure, gently and carefully reshaping the tooth. The process helps transform smile beauty with a minimally invasive treatment option.
Cosmetic Improvements Offered
With bonding, we have the ability to mask permanent teeth stains. Also known as intrinsic discoloration, these form beneath the enamel and may not respond to teeth whitening alone. We also fill exposed gaps between the tooth, and provide repair for chips and minor cracks. We lengthen teeth worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding) and also address issues with misshapen or malformed teeth. Contouring enables our team to correct very minor chips, reshape overly large or malformed teeth, and to remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces of your smile. We also dull pointed or sharp teeth. In just one visit, we can help restore the beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about either of these treatments, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see if they can help you, then contact our team today. We want to help you obtain a smile that makes you feel proud, and one that is also healthy too!
Do You Have Questions About Restoring Your Smile’s Beauty?
With many of our cosmetic treatments, we have the ability to improve the beauty and function of your smile in one visit. To learn more about our single-visit cosmetic treatments, 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.