Did you know that with a single cosmetic procedure, we can alter the shape and color of your tooth, addressing a wide array of esthetic concerns? In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will be looking at how dental bonding can repair and restore a tooth’s beauty in one sitting!
When Do You Need One?
We may use the bonding procedure to address a number of different cosmetic issues. For example, intrinsic discoloration, known as permanent teeth stains, form below the enamel and may not respond to traditional teeth whitening measures. With bonding, we can simply mask these stains. Our team can also lengthen worn down teeth and repair minor chips and cracks. We’ve closed gaps between teeth and reshaped misshapen teeth as well. The procedure helps transform a smile’s appearance in one sitting!
The Bonding Process
The procedure uses the same composite resin we employ as part of our tooth-colored fillings. The composite resin is a metal-free blend of quartz-like and acrylic compounds which can be shaded to blend with the color of surrounding teeth. We begin by removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning the tooth. We may also etch the surface of the tooth, which helps keep the layers in place as we repair the it.
We apply the material in several different layers, sculpting the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a special light. The final step is to polish the tooth, which helps offer a brighter and more attractive appearance. We will then monitor your repair in future checkups to ensure it continues to protect your smile and provide a lifelike cosmetic improvement.
Contouring and More
We also have another procedure we may perform in the same visit as bonding known as contouring. With this option, we don’t add any additional materials to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff the surface to address cosmetic issues, again in one visit. Contouring helps us reshape malformed teeth, address minor chips, and smooth pits or grooves in the tooth surface. We can also dull teeth that appear pointed or sharp. For patients receiving a smile makeover, we may combine these options with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or orthodontics to transform a smile’s appearance and address a wide array of esthetic issues. If you have any questions or concerns about cosmetic treatment, or if you would like to undergo a consultation and see which treatments could improve your smile’s beauty, then contact our team today. We’re here to help you enjoy a healthier smile, and a more attractive one as well.
Ready for Cosmetic Treatment?
Cosmetic dentistry allows our team to transform a smile’s appearance. For more information on our single-visit treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.