What if you have misshapen teeth, or damage that can’t be addressed with treatments like teeth whitening alone? To improve an array of esthetic issues in as little as one visit, then your Garland, TX, dentist may suggest treatment with dental bonding and contouring. These cosmetic procedures can transform the shape and color of your smile!
Dental bonding is used to correct an array of issues in only one visit. We rebuild damaged or misshapen structure with composite resin, the same metal-free blend of glass and acrylic we use in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We start by removing any decay present and then cleaning the tooth. We gently etch the surface and apply the composite resin in several layers. As your dentist sculpts and molds your tooth, we cure the composite resin under a light. The final steps involves polishing the tooth for a more attractive appearance.
We may employ the procedure to repair minor chips and cracks, preventing decay or infection from developing. We also reshape malformed teeth, lengthen teeth worn down due to disorders like bruxism (teeth grinding), and close gaps or black triangle spaces between the teeth. Placement could also be employed to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening options.
Contouring also only takes one visit, and may occur in the same visit as your bonding procedure! With dental contouring we don’t actually add new material to the tooth. Instead, we reshape the tooth to correct esthetic concerns by gently sanding and buffing away outer structure. For example, we can repair very minor chips, dull portions that are sharp or pointed, or reshape teeth that appear misshapen or overly large. Treatment could also smooth our rough patches, as well as pits or grooves in the outer surfaces.
Protecting Your Smile’s Beauty
To safeguard your smile for injury, be sure you wear a mouthguard when you play sports or engage in other activities that could potentially damage your teeth. We also suggest routine care, as teeth free of cavities and other issues are stronger. Make sure you brush and floss daily, enjoy a healthy diet, and see us for checkups and cleanings every six months. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, or about the care needed to protect your smile from discoloration or injury, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC PROCEDURES?
Our team, wants to help you obtain a stunning new smile in 2021. To learn more about correcting your smile’s shape and color, 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.