silver city cosmetic dentistry

We recently discussed how teeth whitening brightens teeth and removes stains. But what if you have permanent discoloration, or issues with the shape of your teeth too? For cosmetic improvement in only one visit, your Silver City, NM, dentist could offer a transformation with dental bonding and contouring.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding can offer major improvement in only one visit. The procedure starts with our team administering a local anesthetic to ensure you feel comfortable. Next, we need to remove any decay and thoroughly clean the tooth. We etch the surface as well. The composite resin material is then added to the tooth in multiple layers. This is a metal-free substance that is safe for all ages, and blends glass-like and acrylic particles. We can shade this to blend with the rest of the tooth seamlessly. In fact, we also use this material for our tooth-colored dental fillings. Once we place the material, we shape the tooth and sculpt it, before finally curing the tooth under a light. Then we polish the tooth for a bright appearance.

The entire process only takes one visit, and we can use it to close unsightly gaps between the teeth, or to mask teeth stains too severe for teeth whitening. Our team can repair minor cracks and chips, and reshape malformed teeth too. Placement can also lengthen worn down teeth as well.

Cosmetic Contouring

Contouring can be done in the same visit or in a separate one, and again only takes one sitting to finish. However, we don’t add material to the tooth. Instead, we gently sand and buff away portions of the outer structure. This enables us to address more chips, reshape overly large teeth, and dull sharp portions, options, or jagged edges. We can also smooth out the rough portions of the outer surface, including pits and grooves.

A Smile Makeover

For a smile makeover, we can combine these with other treatment options. We could brighten the teeth first with teeth whitening, so the repairs match your brightest smile. We could also use veneers for the front-facing teeth and reverse bonding and contouring for the side and rear ones. If you have any questions about how we improve the beauty of your smile in only one sitting, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, then contact our team today to learn more.

Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?

We’re here to help you improve the beauty of your smile, often in only one visit! For more information, contact Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM by calling 575-534-3699 to schedule your next appointment with our office today. We have a host of cosmetic treatments and lifelike restorations to ensure your smile is not only healthy, but looks great too.