Cosmetic dentistry is about much more than just removing teeth stains. In fact, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist can repair minor damage and address other serious concerns using cosmetic treatments. In today’s blog, we’re going to focus on the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring, and when you may need to see us for treatment.
When Does a Smile Need Repair?
With cosmetic bonding, we can improve the esthetic issues with your smile, and also tackle many restorative concerns too. For example, a damaged tooth, such as a chipped, cracked, or worn-down portions, could expose the inner structure to harmful bacteria and allow cavities or even infection to develop. We can address these in one visit with bonding. We’ve also used the procedure to correct issues with the shape and color in one visit, and to also correct exposed gaps between teeth.
The Dental Bonding Process
The procedure begins with the dentist administering a local anesthetic and then carefully removing any decay for the tooth. We may etch the surfaces as well. The composite resin material used in the procedure is then prepared. A blend of glass and acrylic, this contains no metal and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. We apply the material in multiple layers and then shape and sculpt the tooth before curing it with a special, light. The final steps involves polishing the tooth for a more esthetically-pleasing appearance. In a single visit, we completely transform the beauty of your smile.
The Contouring Process
We also have another single-visit solution to minor esthetic issues, and one that can be completed in the same sitting as your bonding treatment. Dental contouring involves carefully sanding and buffing the outer structure to remove unsightly pits and grooves, smooth rough patches, and dull sharp or pointed teeth. We also address issues with overly-large or misshapen teeth too. If you have questions about either of these cosmetic treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation and see if they can help you enjoy a more attractive smile, then please contact our team today learn more. We would love to help you start your summer with a stunning new smile!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you avoid complications due to injured teeth, which is why we offer cosmetic restorations and other treatments to repair the teeth and improve overall smile beauty. For more information on our lifelike and durable repair options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.