When a tooth has cosmetic issues beyond the reach of teeth whitening alone, we could offer a solution in only one visit. With composite bonding, we use a lifelike material to rebuild damaged teeth and address esthetic issues. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about fixing smiles in one visit.
When you sit down for dental bonding, we can use the same composite resin from our tooth-colored dental fillings. The material is metal-free, safe for all ages, and can be color-matched to blend with a tooth. We start by administering a local numbing agent to keep you comfortable as we remove any decay and gently clean the tooth. We then etch the surfaces before we apply the material in several layers. We then sculpt and mold the tooth while the composite resin is cured under a light. Once the tooth is ready, we will polish it for a brighter appearance. The entire process only takes one visit, and can offer major cosmetic improvement with a single procedure!
The material could be used to mask teeth stains that are too severe for most teeth whitening procedures, brightening your smile. We could also repair cracked and chipped teeth, or worn-down teeth, to prevent tooth decay and infection. Placement could also close embarrassing gaps between your teeth and reshape malformed teeth too. We could also whiten your teeth beforehand to ensure your repairs blend with the brightest version of your smile.
We could also offer cosmetic contouring, in the same visit or a separate one. This is a related procedure that involves gently sanding and buffing away structure instead of adding new materials to the tooth. The procedure helps smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surface. We could dull sharp, pointed, or jagged portions, and also reshape overly large or malformed teeth too. The procedure could address chipped teeth too.
Everything starts with a cosmetic consultation. During this visit, we will talk about your smile and what issues you want to see corrected. We then carefully examine your smile with advanced digital x-rays and imaging, so we can assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. From there, we will draft a treatment plan to improve the beauty of your smile. We also have professional teeth whitening and even lifelike porcelain veneers to address imperfections. We could combine these procedures to offer you a total smile makeover.
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Composite Bonding
Our team wants to help repair and transform smiles in only one sitting. If you would like to learn more about rebuilding smiles in one visit, contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.