Ankeny, IA dentist offers bonding and contouring services

Achieve Stunning Results With Bonding And Contouring

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about how a professional teeth whitening service can lift stains from your teeth and leave you with vibrant results. This is a great option for patients looking to improve their smile’s appearance. If your teeth do not respond to bleaching or you still have imperfections throughout them, alternative options like bonding may be able to help. Today, the team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, is here to discuss this minimally invasive procedure to enhance your appearance.

Read more: Achieve Stunning Results With Bonding And Contouring

Why Whitening Is Not Working For You

Professional teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent to break down stains on the surface of your teeth. As a result, your pearly whites can appear brighter and more vibrant. This is great for patients whose teeth may have become discolored due to external factors like certain beverages or foods. For instance, if you are a frequent coffee or soda drinker, you may notice that your teeth have become discolored over time.

Imperfections like white spots or discolored blots throughout your teeth may have occurred below your enamel, and they cannot be removed with treatment. Instead, their appearance can be minimized or disguised with other methods. Intrinsic stains could be caused by genetics, injuries, medications, and more. Before using cosmetic treatments to correct these blemishes, your dentist will examine them to ensure they are not harmful to your oral health.

How Bonding Works

Cosmetic bonding is the process of adding composite resin to the problem areas you are targeting. This is a minimally invasive procedure that can often be done in one appointment. The material used for this is durable, easily bonds to many surfaces, and can blend in naturally with your smile. We also use this for restorations like dental fillings for cavities. Bonding is a helpful way to correct blemishes, minor damage, and even small gaps between your teeth. For a full smile transformation, patients can add contouring to this service. Contouring reshapes your teeth to help achieve a more uniform effect. If you have jagged or pointy teeth, this method can help make your teeth appear symmetrical.

Comparing This To Other Services

Bonding and contouring is a more conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry. Tooth contouring is a simple process that should not cause you discomfort. The process can be done in a single appointment and recovery may only take a few days. In comparison to porcelain veneers, this is a quicker treatment that can yield long-lasting results.

Learn More About Our Cosmetic Options

If you are interested in bonding, contouring, or another cosmetic treatment, schedule an appointment with our team. You can call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at 515-965-0230.