If you have a damaged tooth, or one that suffers from cosmetic issues, such as teeth stains, we can help! With our cosmetic procedures, we can reshape your smile and address discoloration in one visit. Would you like to learn more about cosmetic bonding and contouring?
The Impact of Damaged Teeth
If you have a damaged tooth, even if the problem is only a minor chip, the you should see us right away. Even small chips can potentially expose the more sensitive inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria, making the onset of cavities more likely and over time, increasing the risk of infection. Aside from the impacts on your oral health, issues with the shape and color of your teeth can often make you self-conscious about your smile and lead to a poorer quality of life.
We can use this procedure to correct permanent discoloration, close gaps between teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape malformed or damaged teeth with dental bonding. The procedure begins with the dentist cleaning the tooth and removing any decay. Next, the doctor will gently etch the surface before applying the composite resin. We shade the material to ensure it matches surrounding teeth. We then sculpt and mold the tooth as the material cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance.
While bonding involves adding to the tooth, contouring involves gently buffing away a small amount of surface structure. We can use contouring to remove any pits or grooves in the tooth surface or to repair misshapen teeth or minor damage. We can also dull overly pointed teeth. We can perform this procedure in one visit, just like we can for dental bonding. If you have any questions about our cosmetic procedures, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Tooth Bonding?
At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we can repair and improve the esthetics of your smile. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.