Teeth whitening helps remove teeth stains, while Invisalign® helps correct uneven smiles. But with dental bonding, we offer our Newhall, CA, patients smile improvement in just one sitting, addressing chipped teeth and other concerns. How does bonding work and when do patients benefit from this cosmetic procedure?
How Does Bonding Work?
Dental bonding offers a single-visit solution to a variety of cosmetic and restorative issues. Treatment begins with the dentist cleaning the tooth and removing any decay. We may etch the surface of the teeth and then apply composite resin to the tooth. We will sculpt the tooth as we cure the material under a special light. The final step involves polishing the tooth, which helps offer a more lifelike appearance.
We use composite resin in our filling procedures, offering a tooth-colored alternative to traditional metal fillings. The material contains no metal, making it safe for patients of all ages. Created using a combination of quartz-like and plastic compounds, the material is designed to last for many years and offer a more lifelike appearance. No one will be able to tell if your tooth has been repaired!
Correcting Multiple Problems
We may place the material to repair minor chips or cracks in the tooth, preventing the onset of tooth decay or dental infection. Placement has also been known to close unsightly gaps between the teeth. Permanent teeth stains, also known as intrinsic discoloration, may not respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. Fortunately, we can use them to mask the stains and improve the overall beauty of the smile. We can also repair issues with the shape of your tooth. In the same visit, we may contour your teeth. Dental contouring involves removing a small amount of surface structure to smooth pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface, or to dull overly pointed, damaged, or misshapen teeth. If you have any questions about either of these unique cosmetic treatments options, or if you have stained or damaged teeth, then contact our team today.
Don’t Ignore That Chipped Tooth!
As we mentioned above, repairing a chipped or cracked tooth may prevent tooth decay or infection. The inner layers of our teeth are more sensitive than the outer enamel, which means even minor damage could lead to the onset cavities and other painful oral health complications.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile with our cosmetic treatment options. Whether you have stains, cracks or chips, or naturally misshapen teeth, we want to help you enjoy a more attractive smile. To learn more about improving smile beauty, often in a single visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.