We offer our Independence, MO, patients an array of cosmetic treatment options, from professional teeth whitening to clear braces and even porcelain veneers. However, to repair teeth in a single visit and offer lifelike results, we may suggest bonding and contouring. What advantages will bonding and contouring provide our patients?
The Bonding and Contouring Process
While both procedures can be completed in the same visit, they are very different. Dental bonding repairs teeth with the same metal-free composite resin we use for our lifelike dental fillings. Composite resin is a blend of quartz-like and acrylic particles, which can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. We place the material in several layers, sculpting the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. We complete the procedure by polishing the teeth, offering a more natural appearance in the process. We use this treatment to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down or broken teeth, and to close gaps between the teeth. If you have permanent teeth stains, the type that may not respond to teeth whitening, then we can mask them.
Contouring take a very different approach. We don’t add material to the tooth. Instead, we gently buff away small layers of tooth structure to reshape teeth. We can fix misshapen teeth, correct minor chips, and remove pits and grooves in the surface. If a tooth is overly pointed, we can dull them as well. The procedure again only takes one visit to complete and offers a convenient and noninvasive solution to a number of cosmetic concerns.
Benefits for Your Smile
First, treating the issues that impact your smile’s appearance can offer confidence and help improve overall quality of life. We all want a beautiful smile, after all, it’s one of the first things people notice when meeting someone. In addition, using these treatments to remove damage, which could otherwise lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and infection, helps promote a healthier smile. If you have issues with the beauty of your smile, then schedule a consultation today. We can examine your smile and assess the cause and extent of your esthetic issues, recommending the most appropriate treatment options. If you have any questions about bonding and contouring in particular, then contact our team to learn more!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We offer our patients cosmetic care to help them obtain stunning, bright smiles, often in just one sitting. For more information on our options for repairing damaged or misshapen teeth, 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 Blue Springs, Kansas City, and all surrounding communities.