When a tooth is chipped or worn down, repair is crucial for avoiding serious complications. In order to repair smiles, and also correct esthetic issues, your Newhall, CA, dentist may recommend dental bonding and contouring. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how these treatment options offer repair in as little as one visit!
Don’t Ignore a Minor Chip or Crack
When you tooth is damaged, even if that damage appears minor, this exposes the sensitive inner tissues to harmful bacteria, increasing the risk of painful complications like tooth decay and dental infections. In addition, this damage could be visible and impact the esthetics of your smile. If you have damage, or esthetic issues you can’t address with over-the-counter options, then talk to our team about possible solutions with cosmetic bonding and contouring.
The Dental Bonding Process
Dental bonding involves coating the teeth in composite resin, the same metal-free material we use in our tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin is a blend of glass and acrylic that we can shade to match the color of your teeth. Treatment begins with the removal of any decay and the cleaning of the tooth. Next, we prepare and place the bonding material in several layers. Then, we sculpt and mold the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a special light. Finally, we polish the teeth for a more lifelike appearance. In one visit, we can mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between the teeth, repair minor cracks and chips, and even lengthen worn-down teeth. If you have misshapen or malformed teeth, we can often correct these as well.
What About Dental Contouring?
Contouring can be completed in the same visit and takes the opposite approach. Instead of adding to the tooth structure, we actually remove minor portions by buffing and sanding the teeth. Doing so allows us to remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces of the smile. We also repair minor damage, dull pointed or sharp portions, and correct misshapen or overly large teeth. In a single visit, we can completely transform the appearance of your smile and address cosmetic and restorative concerns, protecting your smile from complications like tooth decay. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see what treatments will best improve the beauty of your smile, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Smile Repair?
We want to help you enjoy a healthy, functional, and attractive smile with lifelike repair options. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic dental treatments and restorative care, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.