Ankeny, IA, dentist offers cosmetic bonding

Moving Forward With Bonding & Contouring

There are various ways that you can improve the appearance of your smile. A professional whitening treatment can improve their vibrancy, or veneers can help achieve a uniform look. If you want a more conservative approach to visual improvements, there is also the option of cosmetic bonding. Your team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, is here to explain what you can expect from this option.

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The Benefits Of Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive way to correct imperfections throughout your smile. This is a great option for patients who have intrinsic discoloration, small cracks, or uneven teeth. The process can be completed in just a single appointment and can last for several years with proper care. Unfortunately, professional teeth whitening cannot remove all stains from your pearly whites. If these blemishes occur below the enamel, bonding can help minimize their appearance. Other options, such as veneers, require a more invasive preparation process which might not be desirable for all patients. Bonding is a more conservative approach to esthetic dentistry. You can also pair this treatment with contouring to achieve a brighter and more even-appearing grin.

What To Expect During This Process

Before starting, you will need a consultation with your dentist. Bonding can be used for most patients. However, if there are concerns such as cavities, gum disease, or severely injured teeth, your dentist may recommend restorative treatments first. Once you are approved for this method, the appointment can be scheduled. Usually this can be completed in just a single visit. Composite resin will be added to the problem area to improve its appearance. You may have to avoid eating or drinking anything immediately following your appointment. Composite resin is also used for dental fillings or to repair minor damage to your smile. We use this material because it blends in with your smile, is easily bondable, and can last for many years.

If you choose to have contouring added as well, a small amount of your tooth will be reshaped to reach the desired look. This should not cause any discomfort, but sedation options may be available to help you feel at-ease.

Maintaining Your New Smile

Composite resin, the material used for composite resin, is highly durable and will last for many years with proper care. To maintain its appearance, you will need to continue brushing and flossing as you usually would. If you notice that it has been worn down, more can be added to replace it. Don’t forget to come in for regular appointments, too, as cosmetic improvements do not protect you from dental problems.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a cosmetic treatment or to ask about other services.