When you have damaged teeth, or portions of your smile with discoloration and other esthetic issues, then you may benefit from cosmetic treatment. With cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding and contouring in particular, your Astoria, NY, dentist may be able to offer repair in only one visit, with results that look great and blend with your smile.
The Dangers of Damaged Teeth
One common reason to seek treatment is to address damaged teeth. Even very minor chips and cracks could potentially expose the inner layers of dentin to harmful bacteria, a process that leads to tooth decay and in some cases, the onset of a dental infection. When you chip a tooth, remember that we offer emergency treatment to address injuries and restore the tooth to full function and health. Sometimes, we may place a crown, but other times, single-visit bonding and contouring is enough to address the issue!
The bonding process involves applying several layers of composite resin to the tooth. A blend of glass and acrylic, this metal-free material is also used in our tooth-colored fillings too. After we clean the tooth and gently etch the surfaces, we apply the material in several different layers. We then sculpt the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a special light. The final steps involve polishing the tooth to ensure a more lifelike appearance. Along with repairing minor cracks and chips, we may use bonding to also lengthen worn-down teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening.
In the same visit we could also contour your teeth! Again, we have the ability to address multiple esthetic issues. Instead of adding material to the tooth however, we actually sand and buff the outer structure to reshape the tooth. The process allows us to reshape malformed or overly large teeth, and address minor chips and dull pointed/sharp teeth. We can also remove any pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces of the teeth. If you have any questions about these cosmetic treatments, or if you would like to see if they’re right for you, then please contact our team today. With a cosmetic consultation. We will examine your smile and choose the best option to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile, often in as little as one visit!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you obtain a smile that makes you feel proud, which is why we offer professional cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about restoring teeth in one visit with cosmetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.