When Bonding Is Right To Repair Your Teeth

kahoka bondingWhen you have stains on your teeth, we may recommend teeth whitening. But what if you have misshapen or damaged teeth? We still have cosmetic solutions with bonding and contouring, which repairs teeth and ensures they look natural. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist talks about cosmetic improvement in one visit.

The Cosmetic Potential

With bonding, we have the ability to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen teeth worn down by teeth grinding, and also reshape malformed ones as well. The procedure could also fill unsightly gaps or black triangle spaces between the teeth, and also mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. With contouring, we could also correct very minor damage, and remove pits and grooves in the surfaces of the teeth. We also smooth rough patches, reshape overly large teeth, and dull sharp or pointed portions of your smile. All of these improvements are possible in only one visit, and in fact, both procedures could be done in the same sitting!

Dental Bonding and Contouring

To start, we will use a cosmetic consultation to examine your smile with digital technology, identifying the causes and assessing the severity of your esthetic issues. We then choose the most appropriate treatment options to help you smile with confidence once again. With bonding, we prepare a special composite resin material that is metal-free and blended to match the color of your tooth. We next remove decay for the tooth and gently etch the outer surfaces. We apply the material in several layers, and then sculpt it as we cure the composite resin under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more attractive appearance. With contouring, we simply sand and buff the outer structure to correct the esthetic issues present.

Smile Makeovers

We could combine these with other treatments to offer a smile makeover. For example, we could whiten your teeth beforehand to ensure our repairs match your brightest possible smile. We could also reserve these for the side teeth, and use porcelain veneers, the most lifelike repair possible, for the front-facing teeth. We could also combine them with lifelike restorations, such as fillings and crowns, to tackle cosmetic and restorative issues, leaving you with a bright and beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about our approach to esthetic dentistry, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy your most attractive smile!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

We want to help you obtain a better smile. To learn more about how we offer cosmetic improvement in only one visit, then please contact your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental today. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule your visit with our team.