If you chip a tooth, then you may wonder what repair will involve. Well, we help our Tucson, AZ, patients enjoy natural looking smile repair using cosmetic treatment options. With dental bonding, we can transform and reshape a tooth in just one sitting! How does dental bonding repair damaged smiles?
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
With dental bonding, we use composite resin to repair a tooth. Composite resin is metal free and in fact, we use the material in our tooth-colored fillings as well. We can shade the material to better blend with the tooth and the rest of your smile. The procedure begins with preparing the material and cleaning your tooth, removing any debris or decay. We then apply the composite resin to the damaged tooth in several layers. Now, we can sculpt and mold the tooth as the material cures under a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth, which helps ensure a more natural appearance. In a single visit, we can restore the health, function, and beauty of your tooth!
Repairing Your Smile
We always urge our patients that sustain an injury to see us. Even minor chips could be enough to expose the inner layers of dentin to bacteria and cause tooth decay. In addition, suffering an injury and seeing no visible damage doesn’t the tooth has developed a fracture. Always schedule a visit for an exam following an injury to the mouth or teeth. In addition, consider wearing a custom-made mouthguard when playing sports or other activities that could lead to damaged smiles!
Contouring and Other Cosmetic Dental Repairs
Of course, our repair options are not limited to bonding. For example, in some cases we may administer a contouring procedure. We buff the tooth to remove a small section of outer enamel. Doing so enables the team to remove pits or grooves in the tooth surface, dull pointed teeth, and even reshape malformed or damaged teeth, all in one visit. We also have porcelain veneers, very thin shells of porcelain designed to blend with a patient’s smile. We place them on the teeth, allowing them to completely change the color and shape of the tooth. In as little as two visits, veneers completely transform a smile. We may use one or a combination of these treatments to repair your smile and offer a smile makeover. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Ready for Lifelike Smile Repair?
Using cosmetic treatment, we can help transform your smile in just one visit. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.