How Bonding And Contouring Help Improve Little Smiles

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When children have chipped teeth, or other minor cosmetic concerns, we could offer treatment in only one visit. Not only that, but we can provide results that match their smiles too! In today’s blog, your Round Rock, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how we help little smiles with cosmetic bonding and contouring.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses the same composite resin we employ as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings. The material is biocompatible, safe for all ages, and can be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly. Placement only takes one visit, with our team numbing your tooth, removing any decay and cleaning the surfaces, and then applying the composite resin in several layers. As we cure the composite resin beneath a light, we can sculpt and mold the tooth to ensure proper esthetics and a balanced bite. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance.

The procedure can close gaps between teeth, repair cracks or chipped teeth, and reshape malformed teeth too. Our team can improve your child’s bite balance too! We can even mask permanent teeth stains for older children.

Dental Contouring

In the same visit, our team can also contour your child’s teeth. The contouring procedure involves gently sanding and buffing the outer structure to address common cosmetic complaints. We can correct the appearance of minor chips, smooth out rough patches, pits, and grooves, in the tooth, and also reshape malformed or overly large teeth. The procedure can dull sharp, pointed, or even jagged portions of tooth structure too. We can do this in the same visit or in a separate one, addressing multiple cosmetic issues.

Responding to Injured Teeth

Often, we use these cosmetic procedures to address dental damage. When a tooth is cracked or chipped, even if the damage appears minor, schedule a visit for your child right away as the damage exposed sensitive inner structure that could lead to tooth decay or dental infection. You should help your child rinse with warm water, use gauze or cloth to control bleeding, and place a cold compress to the side of your face to prevent facial swelling. Try to bring any pieces you can with you, but we can still repair the tooth if this isn’t possible.

If you have any questions about bonding and contouring for children, or about addressing dental emergencies like chipped or broken teeth, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to ensure your children continue to enjoy bright and beautiful smiles for years to come.

Your Round Rock, TX, Pediatric Dentist Helps Correct Cosmetic Concerns

Our team wants to help your children smile without hesitation using our cosmetic treatments. Give us a call at Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock at (979)472-4498 for more information or to schedule their next appointment.