In our most recent blog, our team discussed the benefits of seeking cosmetic dental care, including how teeth whitening can help eliminate difficult stains and brighten your smile up to several shades brighter. Indeed, your smile is something you hold near and dear to you, and ensuring it appears its best is a common goal many people unknowingly share. Though teeth whitening addresses stains, what does this mean for surface-level blemishes such as chips and cracks? In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses your options for blemishes that go beyond a stain, and explains how bonding and contouring provides lifelike results.
A Need for Bonding and Contouring
From a young age, your parents or guardians likely emphasized an important need for routine dental prevention. Indeed, preventive dentistry aims to minimize the presence of bacteria-laden plaque and tartar deposits, as well as strives to strengthen your natural protections like your dental enamel.
While you may practice a complete routine at home – including brushing your teeth, flossing between meals, and rinsing using an antiseptic mouthwash – it is important to recognize that your smile is still susceptible to threats. For instance, a physical accident or injury can occur at any given time, causing damage that ranges from a minor enamel crack or chip to a completely dislodged structure.
When dealing with the former issue, cosmetic dentistry is the number one area to look at for your needs. Though teeth whitening helps address stains, it does not do much for enamel chips and cracks. Fortunately, bonding and contouring does. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
What to Know About the Process
The process of dental bonding and contouring consists of applying a composite resin material to the affected area, then shaping or contouring it to mimic the natural texture of your tooth. The visit is noninvasive in nature, and it only requires a single visit to complete.
Our team will begin by applying the material to the chip or crack. Utilizing a special shaping tool, we will help address any noticeable discrepancies in order to provide the most realistic result we can. Once it has been shaped to satisfaction, we utilize a special light to cure the material, and then your visit is complete! Contact our team to learn more.
Additional Cosmetic Benefits
Because the material we use is a composite resin, it can be shade-matched to the natural hue of your smile. This means that anyone looking at your smile from standard talking distance will not even be able to notice you received treatment at all!
Schedule Your Visit Today
Contact Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO by calling 816-942-7669 to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring and schedule your next appointment with a member of our team today.