As you age, the accumulated effects of dental wear and tear may start to cause changes to your smile that leave you less than thrilled. The friction that occurs when you bite and chew can start to affect the shape of teeth, and may even lead to small chips and cracks that concern you. What can you do about this issue, and how long will it take to see your smile restored to a condition that makes you more comfortable? At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help people in this situation by providing cosmetic dental work. One approach we can take is to restore worn or damaged teeth through a dental bonding procedure. Bonding procedures can produce positive results with conservative changes to your tooth structure, and can even lead to results in as little as one appointment.
Bonding And Contouring Work Can Deliver Precise Smile Improvements
Through dental bonding and contouring work, our practice can take care of the issues that have started to affect your smile. These procedures allow us to make changes to the shape, size, and color of teeth without having to place restorations on them. The contouring process can help to reshape a tooth that starts to look worn down or jagged, which can make it easier for the tooth to fit in with your smile. The bonding process will involve an application of a composite resin material that helps you cover up wear and tear, restore teeth that have been damaged, and even help make sure a tooth’s color is a good match with its neighbors.
See Improvements After A Single Procedure!
Because bonding and contouring work can make so many changes to your appearance, it may be possible to restore your smile’s appearance with just a single procedure. Some patients are even able to see results in as little as one appointment! The time it takes to complete this work will depend on the number of teeth receiving work, and the condition of those teeth.
How Can I Protect Myself Against Dental Wear And Tear?
Through dental bonding and contouring, the placement of porcelain veneers, and even the restoration of teeth with dental crowns, we have several options for improving on a smile hurt by wear and tear. However, you may be concerned with future harm as much as you are with the damage that has already occurred! One common reason for visible wear and tear is an unresolved issue with bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding. By providing you with a special oral appliance, we can help you sleep peacefully without grinding your teeth during rest, effectively protecting your smile from more harm.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Dental Bonding And Contouring
At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, patients who are starting to grow concerned about their appearance because of dental wear and tear can be interested to hear about tooth bonding and contouring. For more information, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.