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The Benefits of Cosmetic Treatment With Dental Bonding

March 11, 2020

Do you have misshapen teeth, or unsightly gaps between your smile? Do you have teeth stains that whitening simply doesn’t seem to remove? If so, then your Kansas City, MO, dentist may suggest treatment with dental bonding. In fact, this cosmetic treatment option can address multiple concerns in just one sitting!

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Cosmetic Concerns Bonding Addresses

With dental bonding, we can instantly correct problems with the shape of the teeth, such as misshapen issues or damage, like cracks or chips. If you have worn down tooth structure as a result of teeth grinding, we can often lengthen the teeth as well. Permanent teeth stains, also known as intrinsic discoloration, forms in the dentin beneath your outer enamel. Often, teeth whitening cannot reach and remove these stains, but bonding can mask them completely. We also help close gaps between the teeth as well!

Repairing Your Teeth

To start, we prepare the material we use. Composite resin is a metal-free blend of glass and acrylic that can be shaded to match the color of your tooth structure. We clean the tooth and apply the material in several different layers. As the dentist shapes and sculpts the tooth, we cure the composite resin under a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth for lifelike visuals. The entire process takes only one sitting, and helps address a wide array of esthetic issues. You also enjoy improved oral health, as repairing cracks or chips or worn-down portions of structure helps limit the risks of cavities and infection.

What About Dental Contouring?

We also have a separate procedure that could be performed in the same sitting known as contouring. Dental contouring doesn’t require us to add material to a tooth. Instead, we sand and buff outer structure to help correct esthetic concerns. We can smooth out rough patches or remove any pits or grooves in the surfaces. We also repair minor chips, reshape overly large teeth, and dull teeth appearing sharp or pointed. Again, the process only takes a single sitting to complete! If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation and find out what your smile needs, then contact our team today.

Do You Need Cosmetic Treatment?

We want you to feel proud to show off your smile when you laugh or pose for a picture. Repairing these problems can not only offer a new level of confidence, but improve oral health as well. To help address a number of esthetic issues in one visit, we may suggest cosmetic bonding. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.