Our last blog focused on how teeth whitening can remove stains and brighten teeth, sometimes in as little as one to two hours! In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how cosmetic bonding and contouring can repair issues with a tooth’s shape and color in a single sitting as well. When should you see your Independence, MO, dentist for these treatments?
A Cosmetic Consultation
Start with a cosmetic consultation. During this visit, we will discuss your hopes and goals for your smile. We then carefully examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures with advanced technology, assessing the cause and extent of your esthetic complaints. From there, we can create a treatment plan to correct these issues and help you enjoy a more attractive smile. Often, we may use cosmetic bonding and contouring, as well as whitening or other treatments to help improve smile beauty.
The dental bonding process uses the same composite resin material we employ in our tooth-colored fillings. A unique blend of glass and acrylic particles, this material can be shaded to match tooth structure and also provides a durable and long-lasting repair. We first remove any decay and then clean your tooth. We may etch the surfaces as well. We prepare and apply the materials in several layers and then cure the tooth as our team sculpts and molds it. Finally, the tooth is shaded for a more attractive appearance. In a single visit, we can lengthen worn down teeth, repair minor cracks and chips, address misshapen teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that don’t usually respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments. We also help close unsightly gaps between your teeth!
Contouring takes a very different approach. We don’t add materials like composite resin to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff the outer structure to correct esthetic issues. The procedure allows our team to remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces of your smile. Treatment also repairs minor chips, reshapes misshapen or overly large teeth, and dulls pointed/sharp teeth. Often, we can perform this in the same visit as a dental bonding procedure. If you have any questions about either of these cosmetic treatment options, or if you’re ready to schedule your cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today to learn more!
Would You Like to Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team is here to help you enjoy a more attractive smile with cosmetic care, addressing issues with a tooth’s shape, color, and position in your smile. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Independence, Lee’s Summit, and all surrounding communities.