If you are excited by the idea of showing off a better smile, frustrated by changes in your appearance caused by wear and tear, or just curious about cosmetic dental services, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can help! We offer several approaches to making cosmetic improvements to your teeth. You can find that the right solution for you takes less time, and less work, than you expect! One option for treatment is tooth bonding and contouring work. This approach allows us to directly change the shape, size, or color of a tooth without fitting it with a restoration, and with minimal changes to its structure. Because no restorations are needed, this is a service that can be completed in as little as one appointment!
Deal Directly With Teeth That Are Not The Right Shape, Size, Or Color
Even relatively minor flaws can hurt the quality of a person’s smile. A tooth that appears jagged, undersized, discolored, or out of alignment will take away your smile symmetry while also attracting more attention than you are comfortable with. Through the tooth bonding and contouring process, these flaws can be addressed with care to ensure that a tooth fits in with its neighbors and no longer feels out of place.
What Takes Place During Tooth Bonding And Contouring Work?
The contouring process makes changes to the shape or size of a tooth through the careful removal of excess enamel. This work can ensure that a tooth no longer stands out for being uneven, or because it seems larger than others. The bonding process will involve a special resin substance that your dentist can apply directly to your enamel. When it hardens, it can make your tooth look brighter, hide any chips or cracks, and generally improve the way it looks. By using this material instead of affixing a permanent restoration, your dentist is able to shorten your treatment time and limit changes to your tooth structure.
Other Cosmetic Services That Are Available To You
If you prefer, you can make plans to restore your smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers can take more time to place, and they can require more permanent alterations of teeth, but these porcelain shells can provide more durability. It should be noted that you can also choose to focus on changing the color of your smile by moving forward with a teeth whitening treatment and leaving your tooth structure unchanged.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Tooth Bonding And Contouring
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you want to know how your smile can be improved, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is ready to help! To find out more about our practice and services, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.