When you have chipped a tooth, or have esthetic issues with the shape of one, then teeth whitening isn’t enough to improve smile beauty. Instead, you may benefit from dental bonding, or even cosmetic contouring, which offers stunning results in one visit. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist looks at dental bonding and contouring!
The Bonding Procedure
With the bonding procedure, we actually employ the same tooth-colored composite resin that makes our fillings look like natural tooth structure. The procedure is completed in one sitting, and addresses an array of esthetic complaints. To begin, we will administer a local anesthetic to ensure you feel calm and comfortable. We could also discuss sedation for our patients with dental anxiety. We then remove any decay present, and then clean the tooth structure. The outside is gently etched, and we apply the prepared composite resin. The material is not only metal-free, but can be color-matched to blend with the tooth and your smile as a whole. We shape the tooth as the composite resin cures under a light. The final step is to polish your teeth to boost esthetics.
The Cosmetic Capabilities
Dental bonding can help close any embarrassing gaps and black triangle spaces between your teeth, and could also offer repair for minor chips and cracks. We can lengthen the teeth worn down by bruxism, and also reshape malformed ones too. The procedure helps mask permanent teeth stains, which could otherwise withstand teeth whitening procedures. In one sitting, we use this procedure to transform a tooth. For a smile makeover, we may combine it with treatments like teeth whitening and veena porcelain veneers.
Contouring Your Teeth
In the same visit, we could also contour your tooth. This procedure doesn’t involve adding unique materials to the tooth. Instead, we gently contour them. Sanding and buffing the outer structure, we help correct overly large or misshapen teeth, and also smooth our grooves, pits, or rough patches in the outer surfaces. If you have jagged, sharp, or pointed teeth, we can dull them as well. We often perform bonding and contouring in the same sitting, or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments to help make over your smile.
If you want to learn if these options are right for your smile, then schedule a cosmetic consultation. We will take a close look at your smile and help decide which treatments will best correct your esthetic concerns.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Repair?
Our team is ready to help you finally tackle your esthetic issues, often in only one visit. To learn more about how we repair chips and other minor esthetic issues. then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.