We are never in favor of hasty decisions, but if there is a smile issue that’s been on your mind, it can be helpful to know that some cosmetic smile issues can be improved in a single appointment. If you are already our patient, you know we’ve been helping you keep your gums and teeth healthy and in a good state for cosmetic improvements. If you are a new patient in Conroe TX, we can see you in consultation to make sure we address any underlying issues of oral health, and then talk solutions. If you are a candidate for bonding or contouring, you will enjoy your new smile before you know it!
One Option is Bonding
When a tooth sustains a minor chip or ding, it may not be enough to require a restorative procedure to support and strengthen the tooth. However, that doesn’t mean the chip isn’t noticeable, and might not affect the look of your smile. In a single office visit, your trusted dentist can prepare a special resin, custom tinted to match your natural tooth color. This resin is applied to fill in the chipped area, and then hardened and smoothed for an almost-invisible repair. Bonding can also mend small cracks, and help reshape a tooth to remove a small gap between teeth.
Another Option is Contouring
The process of contouring a tooth can make cosmetic improvements to smooth out a chip or rough area, and even remove small overlapped areas of teeth. In the cosmetic bonding process, a small amount of tooth enamel is gently removed, and then the tooth is smoothed and polished to blend in attractively and seamlessly.
The Whitening Option
Teeth-whitening can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, or can also give a cosmetic boost on its own. When teeth are yellowed, dark or dull, it can make your whole face seem older, and it can also drag down your confidence and your overall satisfaction with your smile.
Bonding and Contouring Can Improve A Tooth In Just One Visit
If a chip, crack, space or overlap in one or more of your teeth is causing you concern, bonding or contouring may be able to fix it. To find out more in Conroe, TX, schedule a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and the neighboring communities.