We recently talked about teeth whitening, but we also have a cosmetic treatment that not only masks stains, but can address issues with a tooth’s shape too. With dental bonding and contouring, we can offer major transformation in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist discusses the benefits of dental bonding and cosmetic contouring.
Your Cosmetic Consultation
To begin, we want to understand the current state of your smile, and also talk to you about your hopes for your smile. During your consultation, we will answer your questions and also examine your smile with advanced imaging technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. We then create a personalized treatment plan, as every smile is unique and benefits from a custom approach to treatment. For those with multiple cosmetic concerns, we could offer major improvements with bonding and contouring, and in only one visit too!
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding uses the composite resin we also employ as part of our fillings! This material is very durable, and can also be color matched to blend with the surrounding teeth. In addition, it contains no metal, and is safe for people of all ages. The procedure starts with our team numbing the tooth. We then remove any decay and clean the tooth. We may etch the surface as well. The composite resin material is then prepped and appliance in several layers. Our team sculpts the tooth and molds the material as we cure it beneath a light. We want to ensure a balanced bite. Finally, we polish it to provide a brighter appearance.
The procedure can be employed to mask permanent teeth stains that could resist teeth whitening, or to close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. Our team could repair cracked or chipped teeth, correct misshapen ones, and also add length to the teeth missing structure due to teeth grinding.
Contouring Your Smile
In the same visit, we could also contour the teeth to address common esthetic issues. Our team will buff and sand the tooth to smooth out rough patches, grooves, and pits, and to dull sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth. The procedure also addresses the appearance of very minor chips, and can correct overly large or misshapen teeth too. When combined with dental bonding, we can transform the appearance of your smile in one sitting. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Improves Overall Smile Beauty
Our team can help you obtain the stunning smile you deserve. For more information on correcting common cosmetic concerns, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.