We’ve discussed how professional teeth whitening can brighten smiles, often by several shades. But what if you have chipped or cracked teeth? If you have issues with the shape of your teeth, then you may need bonding and contouring, which could improve the beauty and structure of your smile. When should you see your Tucson, AZ, dentist for cosmetic treatment?
What is dental bonding? Well, with this procedure we use a unique material known as composite resin to target and treat a number of cosmetic issues. We also use the material in our tooth-colored fillings to address tooth decay. The material is metal-free and blends glass and acrylic. We prepare the material and shaded to match the color of your tooth. We then clean the tooth and apply the material in several layers. As we sculpt and mold the tooth, we cure the composite resin under a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth to provide a more lifelike appearance. With this option, we lengthen teeth worn down by damage or teeth grinding, and repair minor chips and cracks. We help close gaps between the teeth and reshape misshapen or damaged teeth. We can also mask intrinsic teeth stains, the kind of permanent discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening.
Contouring Your Teeth
Contouring takes a very different approach, and we often perform this in the same sitting a dental bonding. With contouring, we actually sand and buff away small sections of tooth structure to correct esthetic concerns. We can help smooth rough patches and also remove pits or grooves in the tooth surfaces. We can repair minor cracks, reshape teeth that appear overly large, and dull sharp or pointed teeth. The process only takes one visit and helps transform your smile!
Other Treatment Options
Prior to treatment, we could still administer teeth whitening to ensure your repaired teeth match the shade of surrounding ones, ensuring your brightest possible smile. We also have a unique restoration known as a veneer, which is placed on the front of the teeth and made from natural-looking porcelain. We could use veneers for the front-facing teeth and save bonding and contouring for the side teeth, providing a cost-effective smile makeover. If you have any questions about cosmetic treatments, or which ones could be right for you, then contact our team to schedule a consultation. We can create a personalized treatment plan to help you obtain your best possible smile!
Do You Have Questions About Improving Smile Beauty?
At our Tucson, AZ, dentist’s office, we’re ready to help people of all ages enjoy their brightest and best possible smile with an array of unique treatment options. If you have questions about cosmetic treatment options, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439.