Reshaping Your Smile With Bonding And Contouring

dental bonding procedure

While professional teeth whitening brightens smiles, we also have cosmetic treatments that reshape and contour the teeth, improving overall health and beauty in the process. In today’s blog, your Bedford, MA, dentists will be looking at how we transform smiles, often in as little as one visit, with our bonding and contouring treatments.

The Cosmetic Consultation

The process starts with an initial exam and consultation, in which we discuss your hopes and goal for your smile, and also carefully examine your teeth with advanced technology. The exam allows us to identify the causes of your cosmetic issues, and assess the severity. From there, we can create a custom-made treatment plan to correct these concerns and improve overall smile beauty. Often, we may recommend dental bonding and contouring, which offers smile transformation in as little as one visit.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, we address multiple cosmetic concerns with composite resin, a blend of glass and acrylic that is metal-free and often used in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We first remove any decay,  then thoroughly clean the tooth. We often etch the surfaces too. We apply the composite resin in several layers, and shade the material to blend with the tooth. As we cure the composite resin under a light, our team begins to sculpt and mold the tooth. The final step is polishing the tooth to ensure a brighter and more lifelike appearance. The procedure could be used to reshape misshapen or malformed teeth, or repair minor cracks or chips. We also close unsightly gaps between the teeth, and mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening measures.

Contouring Your Smile

In the same visit, we can also contour your teeth by gently sanding and buffing away outer structure. With contouring, we have a means of addressing teeth that appear misshapen or overly large. We also dull pointed or sharp teeth, and address minor chips. Treatment could also remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces of the teeth. If you have any questions about correcting esthetic issues in one visit, then please contact our team today. We will see if bonding and contouring is right for your smile. We want to help you obtain a stunning smile, one that makes you feel proud!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Smile Improvement?

We want to help you obtain a vibrant and stunning smile, in as little as one visit if possible, with our cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about how help transform the shape and color of your smile in one visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.