Improving Smile Beauty In Only One Visit

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We recently spoke about teeth whitening, which removes stains on your smile. But what if you also have issues with a tooth’s shape, or visible chips? To repair smiles and correct issues with the shape and color in only one visit, we could offer bonding and contouring. In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist will discuss our single-visit cosmetic solutions.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

The bonding procedure enables our team to address multiple esthetic issues at once. The treatment involves first administering a numbing agent, before we remove any decay and then gently etch the surfaces of the teeth. We prepare the place the bonding material, a metal-free composite resin, which we color-match to blend with your teeth. Next, we cure the material under a light while molding your teeth, and finally, polishing your smile for a more lifelike appearance.

The procedure helps mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. We also fill unsightly gaps between teeth, including those black triangle spaces. Placement could help repair minor chips and cracks, and lengthen the teeth worn down due to teeth grinding. Finally, we can correct misshapen teeth too! The entire profess only takes one sitting to finish!

Contouring Your Teeth

Our team could also contour your smile. Instead of adding composite resin to each tooth, we gently sand and buff the outer structure to correct esthetic issues. For example, our team could remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces, and also dull any sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of your smile. Treatment could address very minor chips, and reshape overly large ones too. We could perform both this and the bonding procedure in the same visit!

Smile Makeovers

For a smile makeover, we could combine this with other treatment options. For example, we could start by whitening the teeth to ensure the repair matches your brightest smile. We could use porcelain veneers, thin lifelike restorations, to address the front-facing teeth, and reverse the other cosmetic treatments for the side and rear ones. We could also use lifelike restorations, such as crowns, to address damaged or decayed teeth and ensure natural-looking results. If you have multiple esthetic issues with your smile, simply give us a call to schedule a cosmetic consultation. Our team will carefully examine your smile, assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic complaints, and then create a treatment plan tailored specifically for your smile to address these issues!

If you have any questions, please give us a call today!


We want to address your esthetic issues and improve the appearance of your teeth. Contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637 to learn more about our bonding and contouring procedures!