We’ve recently looked at professional teeth whitening, which can help remove stains and offer smiles brightened by several shades. But what if you have concerns with the shape of your tooth, or what if you have permanent discoloration that may not respond to whitening? In today’s blog, your Omaha, NE, dentist looks at the benefits of bonding and contouring.
A Cosmetic Consultation
If you have concerns about your smile’s appearance, first contact our team to schedule a consultation. Dung your visit, we will carefully examine your smile with advanced technology. We can obtain a detailed picture of your current oral health, understanding the causes and severity of your esthetic concerns. We will discuss your smile goals and create a personalized treatment plan designed to help improve these issues, often in just one sitting. We understand the importance of your smile’s appearance, and want to help you obtain one you’ll feel proud to show off when you laugh and smile!
Dental bonding can be used to mask permanent teeth stains, a severe form of discoloration that occurs beneath the enamel and could be resistant to professional teeth whitening methods. We can also reshape malformed teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even lengthen worn down teeth. Treatment repairs chipped and cracked teeth as well. We employ the same composite resin used in our tooth-colored fillings. We begin by removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning the tooth. We may etch the surface as well. We then apply the composite resin in several layers and cure it with a special light. The material can be shaped to match the color of the tooth, and the etched portions keep it in place as it cures. We shape and mold the tooth and finish the procedure by polishing the tooth thoroughly.
Contouring takes a much different approach. We don’t need to add material to the tooth, instead we buff and sand away outer small segments of outer structure to address common cosmetic complaints. For example, we can remove any pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface, and also dull overly pointed teeth. We can address minor chips and reshape malformed teeth as well. We may perform this in the same visit as bonding in some cases. If you have any questions about either of these cosmetic treatment options, or if you think they may be right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
We have treatment options that could improve your tooth’s shape and color in as little as one visit. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic dental care, then schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.