A Brighter Smile In One Visit With Bonding And Contouring

Did you know that we can repair smiles and offer solutions to a variety of cosmetic issues in a single visit? In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist discusses the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring, and how we can use these options to address a variety of esthetic concerns, from teeth stains to damaged teeth.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, we brighten smiles and address a variety of esthetic concerns with the same material we use in our tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin is metal-free, and contains quartz-like and plastic compounds that can be shaded to match the color of your tooth. After we remove any decay and etch the tooth surface, we will apply this material in several layers. The dentist then shapes the tooth as we cure the material under a light. The final step is polishing the tooth, which helps improve overall smile beauty. In addition to masking permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to traditional teeth whitening, we can also lengthen worn down teeth and repair minor cracks and chips. Our team can also use the procedure to close gaps between the teeth.

Dental Contouring

In the same visit, we can also provide contouring. Instead of applying material to the teeth, we will gently buff and sand them to remove any pits or grooves in the tooth surface. We can also dull overly pointed or sharp teeth, and reshape teeth with minor damage. Again, this option only takes one visit to complete!

Smile Makeovers

Did you know we can also combine these options with other treatments to makeover the smile? For example, we can whiten teeth beforehand, ensuring the bonding material blends with your brightest possible smile. We can also combine these options with veneers or crowns to transform a smile’s appearance and balance. If you think your smile is too far gone, or that a transformation will rely on several visits over a lengthy period, then contact our team. We can perform a detailed examination to assess your smile’s health and status, and then create a personalized treatment plan. You may be surprised to learn that we can address many of these issues in a single visit! If you have any questions or concerns, then contact our team today.

Ready to Try Cosmetic Treatment Options?

If you have questions about improving the beauty of your smile in a single visit, then let us know. We know how important an attractive smile can be, and we want to make sure our patients feel proud to show of their smiles when they laugh. To learn more about cosmetic dental care and improving smile beauty, schedule your visit with Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Gary, IN, today by calling 219-938-2637.