When you have issues with both the shape and color of your teeth, you may assume you need more than one procedure and appointment. But with dental bonding and contouring, our team can repair serious problems in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
The Bonding and Contouring Treatments
These are two very different procedures that can be performed together or separately, but both take only a single visit to complete. With dental bonding, we rebuild structure and reshape the tooth with composite resin, the same metal-free material employed in our lifelike dental fillings. This material can be shaped and also shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly and protect bite balance. We first numb the tooth and remove any decay. We then clean the tooth and etch the surface. The composite resin is applied in several layers, and as it cures under a light, we sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brighter appearance.
Dental contouring takes a very different approach. We don’t add new materials to the tooth at all. Instead, our team will gently sand and buff away outer structure to reshape the teeth and address common esthetic issues. We then polish the tooth.
With bonding, we can close gaps between teeth, correct broken or chipped teeth, and address misshapen ones in one visit. We also mask permanent teeth stains that may otherwise not respond to common teeth whitening treatments, and lengthen worn down teeth too. With contouring, we can smooth out rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer structure, and address minor chips too. Our team can also reshape malformed teeth, correct overly large teeth, and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth too.
Protecting Your New Results
Afterward, you will feel proud of your new results and want them to last. To combat issues like decay, be sure you brush and floss daily and also see us for checkups and cleanings every six months. To prevent injuries, when you play sports or martial arts be sure you wear an athletic mouthguard. These actions are simple ways to help limit the risk of poor oral health and injury, so you can smile with confidence for years to come.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team wants to offer results that make you feel proud and confident. To learn more about transforming smiles in only one appointment, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.