Bonding Can Provide Cosmetic Repair In One Visit

austin dental bonding

When you chip a tooth, or if you have esthetic concerns about the shape or color of a tooth, we could potentially correct all of these issues at once. With dental bonding, we use composite resin to mask common imperfections and reshape your teeth. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentist talks about the benefits of dental bonding.

The Reasons To Receive Bonding

Our team can use this to take on common cosmetic complaints. For example, we can mask permanent teeth stains that could resist professional teeth whitening, or even to fill unsightly gaps between your teeth. The procedure could repair cracked or chipped teeth, preventing painful complications like tooth decay. We can correct misshapen teeth too, and lengthen structure worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding). Our team can help you obtain major improvement for your oral health with dental bonding!

Composite Resin

The material we use is referred to as composite resin. This blend of acrylic-like and glass-like particles can be shaded to blend with your smile. The material is also metal-free and safe for all ages. Being biocompatible means it actually bonds with your tooth so your results last for years to come. In fact, we use the same material in our dental filling procedures, treating tooth decay to prevent infection and worsening discomfort, offering relief for our patients in a single visit.

The Procedure

That’s right, dental bonding only takes one visit to complete. We start by numbing the tooth being treated, ensuring your procedure is a comfortable one. We then remove any decay and clean the tooth thoroughly. We may etch the surfaces to help the material stay in place as we reshape and cure the tooth. We prepare and apply the material in several layers, and then sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures. The last step is to polish the tooth to ensure a brighter appearance. In addition, in the same visit we could contour the tooth to address cosmetic issues with the surfaces of the tooth. We can sand and buff the outer structure to correct the appearance of minor cracks and to dull sharp, jagged, or pointed teeth. Our team can also smooth away any pits, grooves, and rough patches in the teeth, and reshape overly large teeth too.

If you have any questions about how our team improves smile beauty in one visit with dental bonding and contouring, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence for years to come.

Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a smile that inspires confidence in people you meet! To schedule an appointment for cosmetic repair with Potach & Mitchell in Austin, MN, call 507-437-6312.