We don’t just offer teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic treatments. In fact, we can also address issues with the shape of the teeth or even with gaps in between them. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about the benefits of enhancing smiles with dental bonding and contouring.
Dental bonding can transform teeth in one visit. We use the same composite resin employed as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings. This material is metal-free and safe for all ages. To begin, we will numb the tooth being treated and then remove any decay. We thoroughly clean the tooth and may etch the outer surface too. We prepare the composite resin material, shading it to blend with the rest of your tooth. We apply this in several layers, sculpting and molding your tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a special light. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The entire process takes one appointment!
We can use this to close unsightly gaps between your teeth, or add length to the teeth worn down by a bruxism. Our team can reshape malformed teeth and also repair minor chips and cracks too. Placement could also be used to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening.
The Contouring Process
In the same visit or in a separate appointment, we can also contour the teeth as well. This procedure doesn’t add to the teeth, instead it involves buffing and sanding away small sections of outer structure to correct cosmetic imperfections. For example, we can smooth out rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer structure. Our team can address overly large teeth, and dull sharp, pointed, or jagged portions of structure too. We can even address minor chips too. Again, all in a single appointment!
If you want to see major cosmetic transformation for your smile, then contact our team to schedule a visit. We can offer treatment before the hectic holiday season limits your availability (and ours). You can also take this chance to use your remaining 2022 dental insurance benefits before they expire at midnight on December 31st. Let’s work together to end 2022 with a stunning new smile, just in time for a new year.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or about bonding and contouring in particular, then contact our team today to learn more. A beautiful smile is only a visit away!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Care?
We would love to help tackle the esthetic issues with your smile! To make an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.