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Bonding Fixes Chipped Teeth In One Visit

When a tooth is damaged, or if it has issues with the shape or discoloration, then treatment could be crucial for avoiding major complications. Fortunately, we can provide repair with lifelike results in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist discusses how we use bonding to fix teeth in one visit.

When Bonding Benefits Your Smile

When do you need dental bonding? Our team will take a close look at your smile and assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. We can then choose the most appropriate treatment option, which in many cases could be dental bonding. Using the same composite resin, employed as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings, we can mask permanent teeth stains that could resist traditional teeth whitening. Our team could reshape malformed teeth and also close gaps between teeth too. The procedure could lengthen the structures worn down by teeth grinding, and also improve overall bite balance. For many, this is essentially a smile makeover in only one visit.

The Treatment Process

The dental bonding process only takes one visit to complete. To get started, our team will numb the tooth being treated and then clean it before gently etching the outer surfaces. We will prepare the material, and shade it to blend with the tooth seamlessly. We apply the material in several layers, and then sculpt and mold your tooth as we cure the composite resin underneath a unique light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The whole process takes one visit and can offer major transformation for your smile. We could also whiten teeth beforehand so these changes reflect your brightest smile, and combining them with other treatments, such as porcelain veneers.

Contouring the Teeth

In the same visit, our team could also contour the teeth to address other minor esthetic issues. Instead of adding to the tooth, we gently sand and buff away outer structure from it. Once we do, we can address an array of cosmetic imperfections. For example, contouring can correct the appearance of minor chips, and smooth out rough patches, pits, and groves in the outer surfaces too. The procedure can dull sharp, pointed, and jagged teeth, and also correct misshapen or overly large teeth too. We often use contouring alongside bonding in the same sitting.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile without hesitation!

Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers Cosmetic Dental Care

We can repair damage and improve cosmetic issues in only one visit! For more information on cosmetic dentistry, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.