While teeth whitening targets and removes discoloration, what if you also have issues with the shape of your teeth? Fortunately, we have composite resin, which we use in dental bonding procedures to address a wide array of cosmetic and even restorative issues. In today’s blog, your Allen, TX, dentist explains how we provide single-visit repair with dental bonding.
The Dental Bonding Process
To start, we will remove any decay present on your tooth and then thoroughly clean the surfaces. We may also gently etch the surface too. We next prepare and place the composite resin onto the tooth in several layers. The material is a mixture of glass and acrylic that is free of metal, and can be tinted to blend with the surrounding tooth structure. We also use this procedure in our tooth-colored fillings. After we apply the material, we shape and sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures under a light. The final step involves polishing the surface for a brighter, more attractive appearance. The entire process only takes one visit!
Transforming Your Smile
We may use this procedure to repair minor chips and cracks, which prevents complications like tooth decay and infection. We could also provide length to teeth worn down due to teeth grinding. We can also address misshapen teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that would not otherwise respond to traditional teeth whitening. Our team could also close embarrassing spaces or gaps between your teeth. In the same visit, we could contour your teeth as well. With contouring, we gently sand and buff away small portions of our structure to repair chips, reshape malformed or overly large teeth, remove pointed or sharp portions, and smooth away pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces.
Teeth Whitening Beforehand
To ensure your repairs match your brightest possible smile, we may provide teeth whitening beforehand. We can also combine bonding with porcelain veneers for a more cost-effective smile makeover, using veneers for the front-facing teeth and bonding for the les visible side ones. If you have a chipped tooth, or one with esthetic issues, then talk to our team. We will perform a cosmetic consultation to see which treatment is right for you, and help restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.
Our Allen, TX Dentist Talks About Cosmetic Repair
Your Allen, TX dentist’s office is ready to help you end 2020 with a stunning new smile. Along with our cosmetic bonding and contouring procedures, we also offer professional teeth whitening and lifelike porcelain veneers. To find out more about how we improve the overall beauty of your smile and also address common oral health issues, then please call Allen Family Dental at (469) 342-6644.