How Do We Repair Smiles With Bonding?

If you have damaged or misshapen teeth, you may feel embarrassed about your smile’s appearance. In order to repair teeth and offer cosmetic improvement in one visit, we may provide our Newhall, CA, patients cosmetic dental bonding. How do we repair smiles in one visit, and what makes bonding so lifelike?

Biocompatible Tooth Repair

We use composite resin, the same material we employ as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings, to repair the teeth in a bonding procedure. Once we decide the procedure is right for your smile, we repair the material, ensuring we shade it to match the color of your tooth. We then remove decay from your tooth and gently etch the surface. The etching helps keep the material in place as it cures. We apply the bonding material in several different layers, then we sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures under the light. The final step is polishing, which helps ensure a more lifelike appearance. The entire procedure only takes a single visit to complete.

Addressing Teeth Stains and More

We use the composite resin bonding procedure to repair minor chips or cracks in a tooth. If a tooth has become worn down due to teeth grinding, we may lengthen the tooth in one visit. We’ve used this treatment option to close gaps between the teeth as well, and to also mask permanent teeth stains, the kind of discoloration that may not otherwise respond to traditional teeth whitening measures. With this cosmetic treatment option, we can safeguard your smile and correct a number of cosmetic issues.

Protecting Your Smile

What steps can be taken to protect your newly repaired tooth, and help improve overall health and beauty in the process? First, be sure you brush your teeth when you wake up and again before bed for two minutes each session. Make time to floss every night before bed, and also be sure to see us every six months so we can examine your smile and provide a cleaning. The exam lets us monitor your smile, looking signs of trouble and ensuring your repairs remain strong and bright. The cleaning removes plaque buildup, which reduces the risk of cavities, infections, gum disease, and more. If you have any questions about improving the beauty of your smile in one visit, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation, then please contact our team today.

Do You Need Cosmetic Treatment?

If you have a chipped or stained tooth, then we may recommend treatment with cosmetic dental bonding. To learn more about repairing and restoring smiles in a single visit, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.