Ankeny, IA, dentist offers cosmetic bonding and contouring services

A Conservative Approach To Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have stubborn blemishes on your teeth that a whitening treatment cannot remove? Does your smile feel uneven due to chips or cracks on your tooth’s surface? If you relate to these problems, a cosmetic bonding treatment with Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, may be a helpful treatment for your concerns. This method is minimally invasive, long-lasting, and can improve the appearance of your smile.

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Bonding And Contouring Can Address Various Concerns

Bonding and contouring are cosmetic options that can be used to correct discoloration, minor damage, and uneven teeth. Before having this done, your dentist will examine your smile and ask about your smile concerns. It’s important that your teeth and gums are healthy before having any cosmetic enhancements done. If they notice any concerns, such as severe damage to your tooth, restorations may be performed first. Composite resin can be used to hide the appearance of intrinsic blemishes and other imperfections, and contouring can help create a more symmetrical smile. These options can be helpful for patients whose teeth do not respond to whitening or prefer a more conservative approach to enhancements than porcelain veneers offer.

What Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?

 Many patients may prefer this method over porcelain veneers because the preparation process is less invasive, and the treatment can be reversed. The process of bonding is fairly straightforward. After your consultation and necessary restorations, the shade of composite resin can be selected. The material will be added to your tooth and then polished to achieve a natural finish.

You can have bonding done on its own or pair it with contouring. Contouring is the process of reshaping your pearly whites to create a more uniform look. Only the excessive parts of your enamel will be removed, and this process should not cause discomfort. This is a helpful option for patients who have pointy or jagged teeth they would like to correct.

Helping Your Results Last

This treatment can be completed in a single appointment. The resin will be bonded to the problem areas, cured, and polished. Immediately following your visit, you should avoid eating or drinking for a few hours. After this you will be able to go about your regular routine. The composite resin used for this process is highly durable and can last for many years. You can continue caring for your smile as usual. Make sure to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist regularly for a checkup. Reshaping your tooth is an irreversible process, so your results from contouring will last permanently.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, at 515-965-0230 to book your cosmetic treatment. We offer bonding, contouring, whitening, and porcelain veneers.