Simple, Conservative Treatment
Feeling insecure about your smile’s appearance is very normal, especially when surface-level chips, cracks, and stains complicate matters further. Noticeable cracks and chips can result from a host of different circumstances and significantly detract from your smile’s overall appearance, only emphasizing these insecurities further. Luckily, cosmetic treatment such as bonding and contouring can address and improve these issues in a simple, non-invasive manner. These processes involve optimizing the size and shape of your teeth, either by adding to or sculpting away some of their structure. The ultimate goal is to create a symmetrical, blemish-free smile without the need for extensive changes to your healthy teeth.
Addresses Surface-Level Chips and Cracks
Cosmetic bonding consists of applying tooth-colored composite resin to a blemished area of a tooth in order to correct the concern. The use of tooth-colored resin corrects noticeable blemishes in your smile by blending in with the tooth’s unique natural color, providing a virtually seamless finish. It is an effective treatment for addressing issues such as internal tooth discoloration, a chipped edge, an excessive space between a tooth and a neighboring structure, and more.
For teeth that are too large, have overlapping edges, or contain rough patches of tooth enamel, Dr. Foust might suggest cosmetic tooth contouring. This process describes gently sculpting the affected area of the tooth in order to optimize its shape, texture, and overall appearance.
Ask Our Team About Bonding and Contouring
Because of their natural-looking results, tooth bonding and contouring can help you create the smile you deserve without the need for extensive cosmetic treatment. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230. We welcome patients from the Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding areas.