We have a number of cosmetic treatments designed to address esthetic concerns and improve your smile’s beauty. For example, last week we talked about our professional teeth whitening options. However, we also have a solution that repairs teeth and addresses multiple other cosmetic issues with a tooth’s appearance, all in one visit. Let’s talk about what our Independence, MO, patients should expect from dental bonding.
What Cosmetic Issues Do They Address?
Using dental bonding, we correct a number of issues with our tooth’s shape and appearance. For example, the procedure helps lengthen worn down teeth, repair minor chips, and reshape malformed teeth. We’ve also used the procedure to close unsightly gaps between your teeth. Intrinsic teeth stains, which form below the enamel and may be difficult to remove with traditional whitening methods, can be masked in one visit with bonding. We may also help reshape the tooth in the same session using contouring, which alters the tooth by gently buffing away outer structure.
Will My Tooth Look Natural?
Yes! We use a metal-free composite resin in the procedure. We can shade the material to match your tooth structure and blend with the rest of your smile. In fact, we also use the material in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We begin by prepping the tooth, which means removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning it. We may also etch the tooth’s surface, which helps secure the material as it cures. We then shade the bonding material and apply it in multiple layers. Using a light, we cure the tooth and then polish it for a more lifelike appearance. In one visit, we can offer a solution to your cosmetic concerns!
What Impact Will a Chipped Tooth Have?
If you chip a tooth and feel the damage is too minor to see the dentist, please reconsider. Even minor damage could potentially expose the inner layers of dentin, which are much more sensitive than the outer enamel. Once bacteria reach the dentin, a cavity forms that will grow and spread, eventually causing an infection unless treated. If you also sustain an injury and no damage is visible, consider scheduling a checkup anyway, as most dental fractures are practically invisible to the naked eye. If you have any questions about dental bonding, or about any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then please contact our team today.
We’re Ready to Refine Your Smile
Using cosmetic treatment, we can restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile, all in one sitting. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options or if you have a chipped tooth, 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 Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.