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How We Boost Smiles With Bonding and Contouring

April 21, 2021
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Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about removing stains with teeth whitening. We also have options to remove damage, reshape teeth, and even close gaps between each tooth. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will explain how we use bonding and contouring to repair smiles and improve esthetics in only one sitting, and help you enjoy the smile of your dreams.

When to Seek Cosmetic Treatment

Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of your smile. While some cosmetic treatments offer restorative care as well, the goal is to help you obtain attractive teeth that inspires confidence and makes you feel good about your smile. We could use our treatments to address teeth stains, while helping you avoid the short-lived results and sensitivity common in over-the-counter treatments. But with bonding and contouring, we do more than brighten teeth. We also reshape them, and even prevent minor damage from causing complications like tooth decay!

Dental Bonding

The bonding process means we employ a metal-free composite resin to restore the beauty of your teeth. We use the same material in our fillings, since it’s safe for people of all ages, and can be color-matched to blend with the teeth. We start by administering a local anesthetic, and then removing any decay and cleaning the tooth. We then prepare and place the material in several layers. Next, we shape the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. The entire process only takes one visit! We could use bonding to mask permanent teeth stains, repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape malformed teeth too. We could also close embarrassing gaps between teeth and black triangle spaces!

Dental Contouring

With contouring, we don’t need to add any material to the tooth to improve esthetics. Instead, we actually sand and buff away outer structure. We could even do this in the same visit as your bonding procedure! With contouring, we remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces of the teeth. We repair minor chips and also reshape overly large teeth. Treatment could also dull overly sharp or pointed teeth, or jagged edges too. If you have any questions about how we improve the beauty of your smile in only one visit, then contact our team today. We would love to perform an exam to see which treatment option is right for you.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

We’re ready to help repair your teeth and improve smile beauty in one sitting, so you can smile with confidence and feel good when posing for a picture with friends! To learn more about our one-visit treatment options and other cosmetic solutions, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.