With cosmetic dentistry, we can offer a more attractive smile. Along with teeth whitening, we can use treatments like tooth bonding to offer a solution to multiple cosmetic concerns. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about tooth bonding and how we offer major cosmetic treatment in only one visit.
When Your Smile Benefits from Dental Bonding
Our team can use dental bonding to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments. Bonding can close gaps between the teeth and even repair minor cracks or chips. We’ve used the procedure to reshape malformed teeth and improve overall bite balance too. Since we use the same material in our fillings, this can also be used to address tooth decay. For many, this could essentially offer a smile makeover in only one visit!
The Tooth Bonding Procedure
The composite resin material we use is lifelike and can be shaded to blend with your smile. The material bonds with the tooth and can stay in place for years to come, and since it contains no metal, this is safe for patients of all ages. To begin, we will numb your tooth to keep you comfortable as we remove any decay and then gently etch the outer surface. We apply the material in several layers and as we cure it under a light, we shape the tooth to ensure proper balance and beauty. We then polish the tooth to ensure a brighter appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete!
Contouring Your Smile
In the same visit, we could also offer another single visit cosmetic treatment known as dental contouring. With this procedure, we don’t add new materials to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff the outer surface to address minor esthetic issues quickly and effectively. For example, our team can remove pits and grooves in the outer surfaces, and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth. We can reshape malformed or overly large teeth, and also address the appearance of minor chips too. For a true smile makeover, we could also combine these with other cosmetic treatments, such as professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or if you want to start your journey to a full and beautiful smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence and greet the holidays with results that you can’t wait to show off to the world.
Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a smile that looks great too! Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next visit.