Dealing with the constant barrage of oral health concerns that negatively impact your smile’s integrity can be an exhausting process, especially if your preventive dental routine is lacking in any area. What’s more? Some concerns pose major health complications, whereas others may only occur on a surface level. Regardless of the severity of your situation, however, it is important to seek appropriate treatment to give your grin the best chances of success. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist explains why cosmetic concerns warrant treatment, as well as how dental bonding and contouring can help.
What to do About Chips and Cracks
It goes without saying that your smile is constantly on the defensive. After all, it must endure constant harassment from oral bacteria, infection, diseases, and more. While an effective preventive routine of flossing, brushing twice a day, paying mind to the effects of foods and beverages, and attending bi-annual dental examinations can place your grin at an advantage, other factors such as physical injury and accident may still influence your health.
Indeed, surface-level concerns such as chips and cracks can occur at any given time and are often the result of weakened structures and/or physical injury. An example of this would be having a tooth knocked out during a sporting event or chipping a structure on crunchy food such as a tortilla chip.
This being said, surface-level concerns may not necessarily impact your health, but they can certainly impact how satisfied you are with your grin’s appearance. In order to help you feel better about your teeth and love the smile you are in, cosmetic dentistry addresses these concerns. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.
Additional Benefits for Gaps
In addition to treating noticeable cracks and chips, dental bonding and contouring can address gaps in-between your structures as well. You see, when your dentist performs this treatment, what is occurring is that she is placing a composite material over the affected area, then shapes it to closely mimic the natural shapes and textures of your teeth. Once the material has been shaped to satisfaction, it is then cured utilizing a special light, then you are on your way. Because of the nature of the treatment, the composite material can be used to extend the length or width of a tooth, thus addressing natural gaps.
One of the biggest benefits that come from bonding and contouring treatment is the ability to mimic your natural teeth. In other words, we contain the technology needed to shade-match the composite to that of your smile! This means that once treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy an enhanced appearance with a lifelike result.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more about this process and schedule your next appointment with our team, contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 today.