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Improving Smiles With Cosmetic Bonding

September 9, 2021

When a smile has permanent teeth stains, or issues with the overall shape, then you may need more than teeth whitening. Fortunately, your Kansas City, MO, dentist could provide these kinds of repairs in only one visit with dental bonding and contouring. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how we transform a smile!

a girl showing her teeth

The Dental Bonding Procedure

The material we use in the procedure is the same employed in our tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin is a blend of glass-like and acrylic materials, which is metal-free. Safe for all ages, we can also shade the material to blend with the surrounding tooth structure. The procedure involves cleaning the tooth and if necessary, removing any decay. We apply the composite resin in several layers, shaping and molding the tooth as it cures under a light. The final step is to polish the tooth completely. In a single visit, we can address multiple esthetic issues, and for a makeover we could combine this with porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening too!

How This Helps a Smile

In one visit, we can employ bonding to correct misshapen teeth and repair chips and cracks. We can add length to worn down teeth, and also close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. Placement could also mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most whitening procedures. All of these cosmetic issues can be addressed in one visit, improving the beauty of your smile and also preventing complications that could occur due to untreated damage, such as tooth decay and dental infection.

What About Dental Contouring?

In the same visit, we could also contour the teeth too. This procedure involves addressing more minor cosmetic issues by sanding and buffing away outer structure. For example, we could smooth out any rough patches, grooves, or pits in the tooth, and also dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions too. We can repair minor chips, and also reshape overly large or malformed teeth as well. This could be done alongside bonding, or in a separate one visit procedure too.

If you would like to see if either of these treatments is right for your smile, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation. During your visit we will examine your smile to see what is needed to restore the beauty and function of each tooth, and create a personalized treatment plan. Let us know if you have any questions!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Improvement?

We want to help people with esthetic issues enjoy a stunning new smile in only one visit. To learn more about how we improve the beauty of smiles in one visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.