What if you have several minor issues with your smile, such as misshapen or damaged tooth, or serious discoloration? To correct these issues, and to do so in only one visit, your Astoria, NY, dentist may suggest perfecting your smile with dental bonding and contouring, or combining it with other cosmetic treatments options.
Esthetic Issues We Correct
With bonding and contouring, we have the ability to remove esthetic issues with the surfaces and shape of the teeth, such as pointed or sharp areas, or even rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer structure. We reshape overly large or malformed teeth, and close gaps or black triangle spaces between the teeth. These esthetic treatments could also repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen teeth worn down by teeth clenching and grinding, and even mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. All of this could be accomplished in only one visit, too!
Bonding and Contouring
Both options can be performed individually or in the same visit. With bonding, we prepare composite resin, the same material used in our tooth-colored fillings. We tint the material to blend with the rest of the tooth structure, and after we remove decay and clean the tooth, apply it in several layers. We then sculpt the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light, before polishing it to ensure an attractive appearance. With contouring we take a very different approach. We don’t need to add material to the tooth, instead we gently sand and buff away outer structure to address minor esthetic issues. We could also whiten teeth to ensure your repairs match your brightest smile, or could combine them with porcelain veneers for a smile makeover.
Keeping Teeth Bright
Routine care afterward could keep your teeth brighter for longer periods, and also prevent harmful issues that impact both health and beauty, such as gum disease and tooth decay. We suggest following treatment that you make a point to brush twice daily and floss every evening. Enjoy a healthier diet and consume fewer items high in sugar and starch. Make time to see us every six months too for a checkup and cleaning. If you have any questions about how we keep smiles healthy and beautiful, or about the care you can implement from home, then contact our team today. We would love to help you obtain a smile that you cannot wait to show off to the world.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile with esthetic dental care. To learn more about how we address esthetic issues, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.