What if there were two procedures that could completely transform a smile’s beauty, and not only that, but do so in only one visit? With dental bonding and cosmetic contouring, your Richfield, MN, dentist can address issues with the color and shape of the teeth, and help improve the overall health and function of the smile at the same time.
Examining Your Smile
Are these unique cosmetic treatments right for your smile? To find out, you will need to undergo a routine checkup visit, in which we examine your smile to assess the severity and cause of your esthetic issues. Form there, we create a treatment to address them. While more severe issues may require a crown, many problems with a tooth’s shape and color could be corrected in one visit with cosmetic bonding and contouring.
The Contouring Process
Contouring takes one visit and is a method of correcting minor esthetic issues with a tooth’s shape. For example, we can correct overly large teeth, remove jagged edges, correct sharp or pointed teeth, and address minor chips. We could also use this treatment option to remove rough patches, pits, and grooves in the surface of the teeth. The process involves simply sanding and buffing the outer structure to reshape your smile.
We may also provide bonding in the same visit as your contouring procedure. With bonding, we have a chance to essentially provide a smile makeover, addressing issues with both shape and color of your smile. For example, our team can repair cracked and chipped teeth, repair teeth worn-down due to teeth grinding, and correct issues with misshapen and malformed teeth. We also mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most teeth whitening treatments, and also close unsightly gaps between your teeth.
The procedure involves the preparation of a composite resin material, the same we use in our natural-looking dental fillings. The material is a blend of glass and acrylic that is metal-free. We tint the material to help it blend with your tooth, and we apply it to the tooth after removing decay and cleaning the area receiving treatment. After we apply the material, we begin sculpting the tooth as the composite resin cures under a special light. If you have any questions about requiring and restoring smiles in only visit, then contact our team today.
Your Richfield, MN Dentist’s Office Offers Cosmetic Dentistry
At our Richfield, MN dentist’s office, our team knows how to identify and correct common esthetic issues, helping our patients and enjoy stunning smiles in only one visit. To find out more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, then please call Cedar West Family Dentistry at (612) 861-7188.