Bonding And Contouring Can Improve The Color And Symmetry Of Your Smile

With so many methods available to correct imperfections on your pearly whites, it may be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. Professional teeth whitening can remove stains, gum contouring can make your smile appear more even, and porcelain veneers can be customized to improve several blemishes. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, also offer cosmetic bonding and contouring for patients looking for a more conservative approach that can address a variety of concerns.

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Conceal Intrinsic Blemishes

While treatments like professional whitening are a great way to remove stains from the surface of your tooth, they do not address all kinds of discoloration. In some cases, patients may have flaws caused by overuse of fluoride, trauma to the tooth, or genetic traits. These factors can lead to yellow, brown, or white spots throughout your smile that cannot be removed with bleaching gel. By bonding composite resin to the blemishes, your grin will appear more even. And, unlike veneers, this is a non-invasive method that can last for several years with proper care.

Composite resin is often used for dental fillings as well. The material is durable and can bond well to many surfaces. Its versatility allows it to be used for many purposes. It can also be used for patients who have minor damage. Instead of covering the entire surface with a dental crown, the resin can be added to small chips or cracks. However, a dental crown may be recommended if the injury is more severe.

Addressing Jagged Or Pointy Teeth

Bonding can be done as a single service, or it can be paired with contouring. This is the process of reshaping teeth that appear uneven, jagged, or pointy. The reshaping done during this treatment is minimal and used to address esthetic concerns. To ensure your comfort during the process, sedation may be available. This treatment benefits patients who have unsymmetrical smiles but do not need orthodontic treatment. If you have more severe problems with overlapping or overcrowding, an alternative option such as clear aligners may be more effective.

Maintaining Your Results

Contouring removes a small amount of your enamel, which does not grow back. Due to the nature of this procedure, your results will be permanent. Cosmetic bonding can last for several years with proper care. It is important that you continue your regular oral hygiene routine after this improvement. This will help your pearly whites maintain their health and appearance. Additionally, your dentist may recommend that you avoid smoking or using tobacco. The composite resin used for bonding can be stained by the components in tobacco.

Talk To Your Dentist Today

Feel confident in your grin with this cosmetic improvement. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, call (913) 901-8585.