When you have a chipped tooth, or have issues with the shape and color of one or more teeth, then you may assume multiple procedures and several visits could be necessary. But what if your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist could repair teeth in one visit with results that look natural? With dental bonding and contouring, we often do just that!
The Dental Bonding Process
The process allows us to address multiple issues, using the same lifelike composite resin we employ in our tooth-colored dental fillings. We start by thoroughly cleaning the tooth and then preparing the material. The composite resin material will be tinted to match the color of the surrounding tooth structure. We apply the material in several layers, then we sculpt it while the composite resin cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more attractive appearance. We’ve used this option to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen teeth worn down due to bruxism (teeth grinding), and fill gaps between your teeth. Bonding also helps mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not otherwise respond to traditional teeth whitening options. The entire process takes one visit!
Contouring Your Smile
We also have another one-visit treatment, one we could even complete in the same sitting as your bonding procedure. Dental contouring means we gently reshape the teeth by removing outer structure with sanding and buffing. We help erase pits and grooves in the tooth structure, dull sharp portions of the teeth, and reshape overly large or misshapen parts of your smile. We even help correct very minor chipped teeth, the kind that may not need composite resin to repair.
Protecting Your Teeth
Following treatment, you can make changes to your routine to help protect your smile. For example, when playing sports or other activities that could damage teeth, be sure you wear a mouthguard to minimize damage. Make sure you brush and floss to help prevent cavities and other issues that could weaken tooth structure too. Make time to see our team every six months, so we can keep a close eye on your smile. If you have any questions about how we repair teeth in one visit, or about what you can do to safeguard your smile from injury or tooth decay, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dental Care?
We want to help you obtain a stunning and beautiful smile with our bonding and contouring procedure. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist right away by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.