While teeth whitening is a great way to brighten teeth, what if you have permanent teeth stains, or problems with a chipped or misshapen tooth? In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will explain how dental bonding and cosmetic contouring could help transform your teeth in as little as one visit!
The Dental Bonding Treatment
Bonding employs composite resin to repair a tooth, the same material we use in our tooth-colored dental fillings. The material is free of metal, blending glass and acrylic to create a lifelike material that can be tinted to match the color of the surrounding tooth structure. To repair or restore a tooth, we first remove any decay and thoroughly clean the tooth. We then prepare the composite resin and apply it in several layers to the tooth. We may etch the surfaces to help keep it in place. We then sculpt and mold the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. The final step involves polishing the tooth for a more lifelike appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete!
Contouring Your Smile
The contouring process can be done in the same visit, or on its own, and involves sanding and buffing away the outer structure to correct esthetic issues. The process provides a conservative means of repairing or restoring a tooth!
Improving Smile Beauty
With bonding, we can mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to teeth whitening treatments. We also close any gaps or triangle spaces between the teeth. The procedure has also been used to repair minor chips and cracks and provide length to teeth worn down due to chronic teeth grinding. With contouring, we can again repair minor chips, and also remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the outer surfaces of the smile. We’ve also repair overly large teeth, and help correct sharp or pointed teeth too. As you can see, we can transform your smile in one sitting!
Protecting Your Oral Health
To keep your smile bright and strong, be sure you continue to brush and floss daily, and see us for checkups and cleaning every six months too. You should wear a mouthguard when playing sports to prevent injuries, and let us know if a tooth is damaged or injured. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC TREATMENT?
Our team wants to offer a lifelike and dependable solution for chipped teeth and other esthetic concerns. For more information on repairing and restoring smiles in only one smile or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.