Just as functional concerns such as decay and infection can be prevented or mended with the help of restorative dentistry, problems that arise and affect your smile’s appearance can be handled with cosmetic treatment. Indeed, there exists a category of oral concerns that may not actually impact your grin’s function, but it does not mean that conservative help can’t be sought. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist will take a look at addressing minor chips or cracks with bonding and contouring, as well as how it yields lifelike results.
When Accidents Yield Cosmetic Blemishes
It goes without saying that our smiles have endured a number of factors over the years, and they will continue to come into contact with more. From how frequently we brush and floss to the effects of certain foods and beverages we consume and everything in-between, it is only natural that dentistry is needed to maintain a healthy smile. Another factor that can impact your grin’s health is the occurrence of an accident that may cause a structure to become knock-out or damaged in some way. The form of dentistry that is sought – whether emergency, restorative, or cosmetic – will depend heavily on the severity of the situation. In some cases, a tooth may be minorly chipped or cracked but does not impact your oral function, and in cases such as these, a simple cosmetic procedure should do the trick.
A common misconception about cosmetic dentistry is that it requires significant structural change. In reality, it is probably the most conservative of treatments, as it requires minimal alteration and virtually zero invasion.
To address a concern such as a minor crack, your dentist may recommend dental bonding and contouring. This procedure involves the application of a composite dental resin to the affected area that is then shaped or contoured to closely mimic the natural texture and appearance of your natural teeth. Once contoured to satisfaction, the material is hardened using a special light, and you are on your way! For more information about the bonding and contouring process, contact our team today.
A Lifelike Finish
Another fear that many may have regarding a dental procedure is that the end result will be noticeable. On the contrary, our team utilizes a special composite resin that can be shade-matched to the exact hue of your smile. In other words, we customize your treatment so that once it has been placed and hardened, it will yield a near-seamless result that most will not be able to notice.
Schedule Your Appointment
For more information about cosmetic dentistry and the benefits of bonding and contouring, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your appointment today.