Our Approach To Cosmetic Dentistry

richfield cosmetic dentistryWhen you have concerns with the appearance of your smile, and you want to correct them, then you should consider cosmetic dentistry. These treatments are designed specifically to address esthetic concerns. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist talks about how we use bonding and contouring to improve smile beauty in one sitting.

When You Need Treatment

How do you feel about the appearance of your smile? If you have concerns about the appearance of your smile, we can use cosmetic treatments to correct problems with the shape and color. In addition, repairing certain issues with the tooth, such as cracked or chipped teeth, could protect the smile from the onset of cavities and dental infection too! When you do arrive, we can talk to you about the issues with your smile and examining your teeth with advanced digital imaging technology. We then create a treatment plan to correct these issues, and improve the overall health and beauty of your smile!

Dental Bonding

We often use dental bonding to correct problems with the shape and color of the teeth. The bonding procedure could help mask permanent teeth stains that may not respond to teeth whitening, or even repair cracks and chips before cavities develop. Our team could also reshape malformed teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and close embarrassing gaps between them as well. The treatment process involves removing all decay and then cleaning the tooth. We may etch the surface as well. The composite resin is applied in several layers, and is color-matched to blend with your smile seamlessly. We then mold and sculpt the tooth as the composite resin is cured underneath a special light. The last step is to polish the tooth thoroughly for a brighter appearance. All of this takes only one visit.

Dental Contouring

Our team could also contour your smile as well! This could be done in the same visit, or in a separate one. Essentially, we don’t add new materials to the tooth. Instead, we gently and carefully sand and buff away small portions of outer structure to correct common esthetic issues. For example, we can improve the appearance of chipped teeth, reshape overly large or misshapen teeth, and correct sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of outer structure. We also smooth out any grooves, pits, or rough patches as well. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Any Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our team would like to help transform the appearance of your smile in only one visit. If you have any questions about improving the beauty of your smile, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact your Richfield, MN, dentist, Dr. Keller, by calling (612) 861-7188.