Having To Deal With Surface-Level Chips?

tooth with a chip on a blue background defect causing discomfort icon for dentistryNothing is more disheartening than putting in all of the effort to keep your smile strong, healthy, and vibrant just for a surface-level blemish to tarnish your overall grin. Indeed, your smile is one of your greatest assets, and certainly one that is worth putting in the effort for. While toothpastes and other preventive tools may tout the ability to enhance your smile’s shine, they often do not deliver the results most people are striving for. Additionally, they are no match for surface-level chips and cracks. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist discusses how you can deal with chips and cracks in your smile with the help of bonding and contouring.

Accidents Can Occur at Any Time

It goes without saying that your smile is one of your greatest assets. Not only is it oftentimes the first physical attribute a person may notice about you, but it is essential for routine tasks such as biting, chewing, and eating. That being said, it is important you take strides to care for it as best as you can.

The problem arises, however, in that sometimes issues might be unavoidable. Take, for example, a dental emergency, accident or injury. These can occur at any given time to any person and to any degree. While the more extreme situations are best handled with a visit to the emergency room, sometimes the injury is so minor that it only occurs on the surface of a tooth, such as a chip or crack.

When presented with a chip or crack on the surface of a tooth, your best course of action is to pursue cosmetic dentistry. More specifically, bonding and contouring can address these issues in a lifelike manner. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Handling Surface-Level Smile Blemishes

There may be a misconception that cosmetic treatment is both extensive and expensive to complete. On the contrary, surface-level care is noninvasive in nature and relatively affordable to treat.

To address cracks, chips, or even gaps, your dentist may recommend the use of dental bonding and contouring. This cosmetic process utilizes a composite resin material to cover or seal the blemished area, and treatment offers a virtually seamless finish. Contact our team today to learn more about this process.

A Simple and Effective Treatment

When you come in for your appointment, our team will take care to assess and gain a detailed understanding of your goals. We will then apply a composite resin material to the affected area, and then contour or shape it to satisfaction. Once this has been completed, we will cure the material using a special light.

Give Our Team a Call

To learn more about the cosmetic benefits of bonding and contouring, contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to schedule your next appointment with our team.