In our last blog, we explained how dental veneers transform smiles in just two visits. However, your Vista, CA, dentist also offers options that provide many of the same repairs in just one visit. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of improving smile beauty with dental bonding and contouring. Now is the perfect time to make big changes to your smile, so you start 2021 off right!
The Bonding and Contouring Processes
Both of these procedures are very different, but both can be completed in the same visit! With dental bonding, we apply a composite resin material to the tooth to mask or correct esthetic concerns. In fact, this is the same material we use to provide lifelike and metal-free fillings! The procedure involves removing any decay and then thoroughly cleaning the tooth. We then prepare and apply the composite resin in several layers. As the dentist sculpts and molds the tooth, the material is cured under a light. Finally, the tooth is polished to ensure a bright and attractive appearance. With contouring, we actually sand and buff away outer structure to remove minor imperfections.
Improvements to Your Smile
Dental bonding can be used to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. We also close unsightly gaps or triangle spaces in between the teeth. We’ve used the procedure to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down teeth, and even correct misshapen or malformed teeth too! With contouring, we can also repair minor chips, and dull pointed or sharp teeth. We also smooth out rough patches, pits, or grooves in the outer surfaces of the teeth. Contouring also reshapes overly large teeth too.
We’ve also combined one or more of our cosmetic procedures to offer a smile makeover. For example, we can whiten the teeth beforehand to ensure the teeth repaired with bonding matches the brightest state of your smile. We can also use porcelain veneers for the front facing teeth and bonding for the side and rear teeth, providing a more cost-effective solution. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or about scheduling a visit soon, then contact our team today. We would like to help you start your path toward a healthier and more attractive smile in 2021, so you will never hesitate to smile in the new year!
Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Provides Cosmetic Dentistry
Our Vista, CA dentist’s office wants to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile in 2021. In addition to cosmetic treatments, we have general and restorative treatments that offer a lifelike appearance as well. For more information on overall smile beauty, then please contact Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.