If you have a chipped tooth, or one with permanent teeth stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening, then we can help! With dental bonding and contouring, your Livonia, MI, dentist provides cosmetic repair in just one visit. In today’s blog, find out how we use these unique cosmetic treatments to improve smile beauty in a single visit. After all, cosmetic care could also help improve the overall health of your smile too!
The Dental Bonding Process
With dental bonding, our team actually uses the same metal-free composite resin to repair teeth that we use to address cavities in our tooth-colored fillings. The material is a unique blend of glass and acrylic that can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. After we remove any decay and clean the tooth thoroughly, we gently etch the damaged surfaces and apply the material in several layers. As we sculpt and mold the tooth, we cure the composite resin under a special light. Treatment could be used to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen teeth bruxism has worn down, and mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to teeth whitening treatments. We also close embarrassing gaps between the teeth as well, all in one sitting!
Contouring Your Teeth
Dental contouring takes a different approach. We don’t add material to the tooth, instead we gently sand and buff the outer structure to address esthetic issues. For example, we remove rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer surfaces. We also address teeth that appear overly large or pointed. Treatment could address minor chips as well. Again, this only takes one visit to complete!
Don’t Ignore Damaged Teeth
Remember, you should contact us if a tooth becomes damaged, even if your chip or fracture seems minor. After all, even minor damage means the outer enamel is compromised and the inner dentin is exposed to bacteria, which provides a chance for tooth decay and dental infection to develop, threatening the health and stability of your smile. Our treatments could provide relief for cosmetic issues, and offer solutions for dental emergencies like cracked or chipped teeth. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to see if they’re right for you, then contact or team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR COSMETIC TREATMENTS?
We want to help repair your smile and improve beauty with our cosmetic treatment options. Remember, treating esthetic issues could also provide benefits for the health and function of your smile, shielding you from serious complications down the road. For more information on repairing smiles in one visit, or to schedule a consultation, call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.