While teeth whitening addresses discoloration only, we also have a unique cosmetic treatment that addresses discoloration, as well as issues with a tooth’s shape and color. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will look at how we provide dramatic smile improvement in only one visit with cosmetic dental bonding.
When to See Us
If you have a chipped tooth, then let us know right away. Some damage may look minor and purely cosmetic, but the fact is any damage to the outer enamel could potentially expose sensitive inner tissues to bacteria, a development that could mean an increased risk of tooth decay and dental infection. Don’t put your smile at risk, talk to us! We would also able to see you if you have issues with your smile’s appearance you would like to see addressed. You may be surprised to learn about all the different ways bonding can restore a tooth’s beauty in one sitting.
The Dental Bonding Process
The material we use in the procedure is a blend of glass and acrylic that contains zero metal. We can tint it to blend with your tooth, and in fact use it in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We start treatment by removing decay and cleaning the tooth. We then gently etch the surfaces and place several layers of bonding material. Next, we shape and sculpt the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. Finally, we polish it for a more esthetically-pleasing appearance.
Along with repair minor chips and cracks, we can also reshape malformed teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even lengthen teeth worn down due to teeth grinding. If you have permanent teeth stains, we can use the material to mask them, providing an instantly brighter smile for discoloration that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments.
Protecting Your Smile
To help keep your newly correct smile strong, ensure you wear a mouthguard when you play sports, as this decreases the risk of chipped to cracked teeth significantly. Routine care also protects your teeth from enamel erosion, which not only makes decay more likely, but weakens the outer structure to increase the risk of injuries. You should also see us every six months, so we can keep a close eye on your smile and address possible issues in the earliest stages. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening and dental bonding, then contact our team today. We want to make sure you enjoy a smile that you can’t wait to show everyone.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a smile that looks great and inspires confidence. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.