Repairing Smiles With Cosmetic Bonding And Contouring

February 22, 2019

Cosmetic dentistry offers more than just a brighter smile. We also employ cosmetic treatments to repair minor damage and improve the shape of your teeth. In today’s blog, we’re focusing on two different procedure that improve a smile’s appearance in just one visit. Find out how dental bonding and contouring correct smiles in Olathe, KS.

The Dangers of a Chipped or Cracked Teeth

When you damage a tooth, don’t panic! First, if you chip a tooth try to recover any pieces you can. However, we can still repair the tooth if this proves impossible. Then see us as soon as possible, as even minor damage could increase the risk of tooth decay and infection. If you sustain an injury but no damage is visible, still consider scheduling a checkup, as dental fractures tend to be nearly invisible, but still a threat to your smile’s health. By fixing the damage, we not only improve your smile’s appearance, but we prevent the onset of serious complications, which could lead to toothaches, painful sensitivity, cavities, or even infections that threaten a tooth’s stability.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding employs the same composite resin we use for our natural looking and metal-free fillings. We will clean the tooth and gently etch the surface. We will the shade the composite resin to match your tooth, before applying the material in several layers. As we cure the composite resin under a light, we will shape and mold the tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth or a more lifelike appearance. The entire procedure only takes one visit to complete. In addition to repairing minor damage, we also use bonding to fill gaps between the teeth, mask permanent teeth stains, and reshape malformed teeth.

Dental Contouring

Contouring doesn’t involve adding a material to the tooth. Instead, we reshape a tooth by gently buffing away a small amount of outer tooth structure. For example, treatment often helps reshape pointed teeth, correct malformed teeth, or buff away minor chips. We also help remove pits or grooves that may appear in your tooth’s surface. Not only does the procedure only take one visit, but we’ve also performed this in the same visit as a bonding procedure. If you have any questions about cosmetic dental repairs, then contact our team today. We can offer a lifelike solution to your damage, ensuring you continue to enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Repair?

If you have a chipped tooth, then we have a cosmetic solution. To schedule a consultation and discuss our cosmetic dental treatments, call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, and all surrounding communities.