Dental bonding provides a conservative option for correcting multiple cosmetic issues, while also preserving much of your natural tooth structure. For some, this could mean a major transformation in one sitting! In today’s blog, your Sheridan, WY, dentist looks at the benefits of repairing smiles with dental bonding.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
How do we conduct a bonding procedure? When we see a tooth that needs repair, or treatment to improve cosmetic concerns, we can use this procedure to provide results in only one visit. To get started, we will carefully examine the tooth so we can plan the procedure in detail. Next, our team will numb the tooth to ensure the patient is comfortable. Once we’ve completed this step, we then etch the outer surface and apply the bonding material. We then reshape the tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a light. The last step is to polish the tooth thoroughly for a more attractive appearance.
The composite resin we use is also employed as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings. The material blends glass-like and acrylic-like particles, offering a biocompatible and metal-free material that can blend with your smile seamlessly. We can use this to address minor damage, such as cracks and chips, or to correct misshapen or worn-down tooth structure. Placement could close embarrassing gaps between the teeth and also mask permanent teeth stains that might otherwise resist traditional teeth whitening treatments. The placement could help transform a tooth in only one visit!
In the same visit, we could also conduct another cosmetic treatment known as dental contouring. Also completed in one visit, this involves not adding to the tooth, but instead gently sanding and buffing away outer structure to correct common cosmetic complaints. For example, our team can smooth out tooth structure to remove pits, grooves, and rough patches. We could also correct sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of tooth structure too. The procedure can reshape malformed or overly large teeth, and also correct the appearance of minor chips.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or especially about bonding and contouring, then let us know. We would love to schedule a cosmetic consultation to start you on your journey to a beautiful smile, one that you never hesitate to show off to the world. If you want to start this process today, then contact our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About Transforming Your Teeth
If you have more than one concern with the appearance of your smile, we can help. To find out how our team can offer noninvasive treatment, then reach out to Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.