Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just refer to professional teeth whitening. We also want to restore damaged teeth and reshape malformed ones too. Fortunately, we have cosmetic treatments that can do just that. In fact, with dental bonding we can repair and restore the smile in one visit. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the use of composite resin to improve smile beauty!
The Dental Bonding Procedure
How do we complete the dental bonding procedure? Our team will first numb the tooth receiving treatment. Next, we will remove any decay and then etch the surface. We prepare the composite resin and apply it in several layers. This material is a metal-free blend of acrylic and glass-like particles, which can be shaded to blend with the tooth, and which is safe for all ages. As we sculpt and mold the tooth, we will cure the composite resin under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete.
Our team could use this procedure to mask teeth stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening, or even fill embarrassing gaps between the teeth. Our team can repair minor chips and cracks too, and lengthen the teeth worn down by teeth grinding. Bonding could also reshape malformed teeth too! For those interested in a smile makeover, we could even combine this with other treatments, whitening teeth to ensure the final results match your brightest smile, and use this alongside porcelain veneers and other cosmetic treatment options.
In the same visit, we could also discuss contouring the teeth. This cosmetic procedure involves sanding and gently buffing away outer structure to improve overall smile beauty in one sitting. For example, this could repair minor chips and damage that don’t require bonding or crowns. We could also smooth pits, grooves, and rough patches in the outside surfaces. Our team could dull, sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth too, and correct overly large ones as well. Reshaping the teeth is possible too. With a cosmetic consultation, we can see if your smile needs bonding and contouring, and create a personalized treatment plan to boost the beauty of your smile.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or about our unique one-visit procedures, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you obtain a stunning new smile!
Your Kansas City, MO Dentist Improves Smile Beauty
Our team wants to offer more attractive smiles with professional esthetic treatment options! If you want to learn more about how we can improve the shape and color of your teeth in one visit, then contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.