Cosmetic Repair That Preserves Your Smile

September 14, 2021

We don’t just want to improve the beauty of your smile with our cosmetic treatments, we also want to preserve as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. Which is why we use treatments like dental bonding and contouring, which can transform a tooth in only one sitting! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist discusses the benefits of these cosmetic treatments.

The Dental Bonding Process

The same composite resin we use in our tooth-colored fillings makes this cosmetic treatment possible. Composite resin is a blend of glass-like and acrylic particles that is metal-free, and can be shaded to blend with your smile. We start by cleaning your tooth and carefully etching the outer surfaces. We next prepare the composite resin, shading it to blend with your tooth, and applying it in several layers. Next, we sculpt and mold the tooth as the composite resin cures under a light. We then polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. With contouring, we sand and buff the outer structure to address esthetic issues!

The Cosmetic Benefits

Dental bonding allows us to repair minor chips and cracks, add length to worn down teeth, and reshape malformed ones too. We can close gaps and black triangle spaces between your teeth, and also mask permanent teeth stains too, so you have a brighter smile in only one visit! Contouring also allows us to address minor chips, and could dull pointed, sharp, or jagged portions of your smile. Contouring also smooths out the pits, grooves, and rough patches in your surfaces. We could also reshape malformed or overly large teeth too. All of these cosmetic improvements could be done in a single sitting, so you enjoy a transformed smile when your appointment ends! We could even combine them with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening for a full smile makeover.

Protecting Your Smile

To help your teeth stay bright and avoid further injuries or complications, be sure you brush and floss daily to avoid issues like decay or infection, which weakens teeth and leaves them vulnerable to injury. Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports or martial arts is also recommended, as this helps limit the risk of chipped or cracked teeth. A visit every six months for a checkup and cleaning also allows our team to keep an eye on your smile, catching early signs of trouble!

Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Services?

We would like to help you improve the overall beauty of your smile in only one visit. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about cosmetic bonding and contouring procedures. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.