Ankeny, IA dentist offers veneers

Bonding Can Correct Surface-Level Blemishes

In our last blog, we mentioned that professional teeth whitening is a popular way to improve the look of your smile. This is a great solution for patients who have stains on the surface of their teeth. For other problems like intrinsic discoloration or surface-level chips, other cosmetic treatments can be used. Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers bonding and contouring which are minimally invasive ways to help correct these imperfections.

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When A Whitening Treatment Does Not Work

Professional whitening services use a safe bleaching agent to break down stains on your enamel. This can be done in our office or at home with a custom kit made for your needs. A brightening treatment may be helpful for patients who frequently drink beverages like coffee, tea, and soda which can stain your pearly whites. If these stains occur below your enamel, the bleaching agent will not be able to lift them. Instead, they may need to be concealed in other ways. These intrinsic blemishes could be caused by factors such as injuries, overuse of fluoride, medications, and other reasons.

How Bonding And Contouring Help

Bonding and contouring can help disguise the appearance of spots and correct misshapen teeth. Composite resin is added to the area that you would like to conceal. This material can be created to match the shade of your natural pearly whites to create a lifelike appearance. Composite resin is durable and can be bonded to many areas, making it a great option for cosmetic and restorative purposes. If you have had a dental filling done in recent years, it was likely done with composite resin. Bonding can be done as its own service or paired with contouring to create a uniform smile. With contouring, your dentist will reshape your dental structures if they are overlapped, jagged, or pointy. This creates more symmetrical appearing teeth and an even smile. The process takes a single appointment and should not cause discomfort.

Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Bonding is a more subtle and conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry. With this method, the alterations done can be reversed by removing the resin. If you would like a more permanent improvement, porcelain veneers are another option. This method uses porcelain tooth-shaped shells to cover the front of your natural teeth. It can help improve your smile by disguising discoloration, uneven teeth, or other imperfections throughout your grin. The porcelain used for this option is thin and appears lifelike and is also durable and stain resistant. Before starting a cosmetic treatment, you will need a consultation with your dentist to determine which is most suitable for your needs.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

 Call Dental Impressions in Ankney, IA, today at (515) 965-0230 to schedule an appointment with our team. We offer bonding, contouring, and other cosmetic treatments.