Bonding can correct chips, cracks, stains or gaps in your teeth. Your dentist prepares the tooth with an etching solution, then blends special composite resin materials in colors to match your own teeth. The material is then applied to your tooth, shaped into the right contours to make a natural looking smile, then hardened into place with a high intensity light.
Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth contouring and reshaping is a rapid cosmetic treatment that can correct crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth in a single visit and, in minor cases, can even substitute for braces. This procedure alters the length, shape or position of your teeth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth colored materials designed to cover the front side of your teeth. A veneer place on top of your teeth can help correct natural imperfections or the result of an injury. Veneers are a permanent improvement, as it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell which is then bonded directly to the tooth.
Common causes of tooth discoloration include again and the use of staining substances such as coffee, tee, colas and tobacco. Injury to teeth, use of antibiotics, excessive fluoride and nerve degeneration can also darken teeth. A variety of whitening procedures and products are available to optimize your smile. Your dentist can help determine the appropriate option for you.