Understanding Bonding And Contouring

Dental care chalk icon. Medical procedures. Dentistry. Odontology. Tooth examination. Cavity treatment. Caries prevention. Oral healthcare. Toothache checkup. Isolated vector chalkboard illustrationBeing able to confidently flash your smile in any given situation is a powerful and empowering phenomenon, as many people experience heightened levels of confidence and joy when their smiles are bright and shiny. As you can imagine, the opposite effect can be true, too, as even so much as a single stain can significantly take away from your oral appearance. Sometimes, however, your grin endures more than just a surface-level stain, and trying to cover chips and cracks can be even more troubling. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist discusses the benefits of cosmetic treatment and how bonding and contouring can address surface-level chips and cracks.

Cosmetically-Enhancing Your Smile

It goes without saying that we as a society tend to place a heavy emphasis on the importance of your smile appearance. After all, it is one of the first things a person may notice about you, and it can communicate a great deal about a person. The unfortunate reality is, however, that just as there are several factors that can negatively influence your oral health, there are also several issues that can impact your grin’s appearance.

Indeed, age in and of itself is a contributing factor, as the older your smile becomes, the more likely it is to take on a darker hue. What’s more? There are several instances in which a person can develop a surface-level chip or crack, which significantly detracts from your oral appearance overall. Fortunately, this is where cosmetic treatment comes in to help.

Cosmetic dentistry involves addressing surface-level issues in a lifelike and highly realistic manner. More specifically, bonding and contouring can help address chips and cracks. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give our office a call today.

Simple, Noninvasive Treatment

Despite the misconception that cosmetic dentistry is highly invasive and extensive, cosmetic bonding and contouring is a relatively simple and noninvasive technique. This process involves applying a composite resin material to the affected area, then smoothing it to closely mimic the natural textures and shape of your teeth.

Once the material has been smoothed and shaped to satisfaction, our team comes in with a special light that is designed to cure the material into place. And that is all there is to it! Contact our team to learn more about this process today.

Restoring Levels of Confidence

One of the major benefits of cosmetic treatments is that they are designed to be virtually indistinguishable from your natural structures once completed. In other words, nobody will be able to tell that you had a smile blemish, to begin with!

Learn More Today

Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next appointment with our office and learn more about the bonding and contouring process.