When you have more than just teeth stains impacting the beauty of your smile, you may need more than just teeth whitening. With dental bonding and contouring, our team has the ability to transform the overall appearance of your smile, and in only one sitting. In today’s blog, your Bedford, MA, dentist talks about our cosmetic treatments
The Initial Cosmetic Consultation
First, we will schedule an initial consultation with you. This visit involves our team talking to you about your oral health habits, and about your concerns about your smile’s appearance. We will then examine your teeth with digital technology, assessing the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues. A personalized treatment plan is then created to help address your esthetic concerns. Every smile is unique which is why we offer treatments that can be tailored for your smile specifically. In many cases, we can offer major transformation in only one visit with dental bonding and contouring.
The dental bonding process involves addressing esthetic issues with composite resin, the same material we use in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We begin by numbing the tooth receiving treatment, and then removing any decay. We then clean the tooth and gently etch the outer surface. We prepare the composite resin, shading it to blend with your tooth, and apply it in several layers. As the material cures under a light, we sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish it for a brighter appearance.
We can use this option to help mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to whitening treatments. We also repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down teeth, and even reshape malformed teeth as well. Our team can also close unsightly gaps between the teeth as well.
What about dental contouring? This procedure involves gently sanding and buffing away small layers of outer structure instead of adding new structure to the tooth. The procedure could be used to smooth out rough patches, grooves, and pits in the outer surfaces. We can address minor chips, reshape overly large teeth, and even dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of structure. For a smile makeover, we could combine these with teeth whitening, so your new repairs match your brightest smile.
If you have any questions about how we treat common cosmetic issues, and improve overall smile beauty in only one visit, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?
We’re ready to help transform the beauty of your smile in as little as one visit. To learn more about the cosmetic treatments we offer for our patients, contact us today by calling (781) 275-0200, or by visiting our Bedford, MA dental office as soon as possible.