Cosmetic dentistry allows your Bedford, MA, dentist to help transform smiles, addressing issues with the color and shape of your teeth. But did you know that we have two unique treatments that could offer these improvements in as little as one visit? In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss the benefits of dental bonding and contouring.
The Bonding and Contouring Process
Both procedures can be completed in one sitting, but that’s where the similarities end. With bonding, we address cosmetic issues by placing a metal-free composite resin on the tooth. The same material is employed in our tooth-colored fillings, as this mixture of glass and acrylic can actually be shaded to blend with tooth structure and match the color of surrounding teeth. We start treatment by removing any decay and then cleaning the exterior of the tooth. We then prepare and place the material in several different layers. Next, we sculpt the material as we cure it under a light and then polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance. With contouring, we don’t add material to the tooth at all, instead we gently sand and buff away outer structures and surfaces to reshape the tooth and correct esthetic issues.
Which One is Right For You?
But which one should you try? Should you undergo both options? Well, when we perform a detailed exam of your smile, we will assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues. From there, we can choose the best choice to improve your overall smile beauty.
The dental bonding procedure enables our team to mask permanent teeth stains, which form beneath the enamel and may not respond to most teeth whitening treatments. The procedure also lengthens teeth that have been worn down due to teeth grinding, and could also repair chips and cracks as well. We could also close embarrassing gaps between teeth! Contouring could remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the outer structure. Contouring also helps dull sharp or pointed teeth. We can reduce structure on teeth that appear large compared to others as well, and remove overlapping portions too. To ensure these repairs blend with you brightest smile, we may offer teeth whitening beforehand, and we could also discuss the sue of veneers for the front-facing teeth. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today. We can schedule your consultation and start your journey to a stunning new smile.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Care?
We would love to help you enjoy a more attractive smile in just one sitting. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.