Restoring Little Smiles With Dental Bonding And Contouring

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When your child has cosmetic issues with the shape and color of their teeth, or if they sustain damage to teeth, then we can help repair and address these concerns. With dental bonding and contouring, we can do this in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Round Rock, TX, pediatric dentist can offer improved smiles in a single appointment with a noninvasive cosmetic treatment!

When Kids Need Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses the same composite resin that we employ as part of our dental fillings. The material is metal-free and safe for all ages, blending glass-like and acrylic-like particles that we can color match to ensure a natural appearance. The procedure is simple. We will numb the tooth, etch the surfaces, and apply the material in multiple layers. We then cure the material and sculpt and mold the tooth. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In a single visit, dental bonding can mask teeth stains, repair broken or cracked teeth, and address misshapen teeth or unsightly gaps between the teeth. Treatment for damaged teeth can prevent decay and infection, so your little one enjoys better oral health.

Contouring for Little Smiles

Our team could also offer a contouring procedure in the same visit or a separate one. This also takes one sitting to complete. But instead of adding to the tooth, we will sand and buff away outer structure to address common esthetic issues. We can smooth away grooves, pits, and rough patches in the teeth. Our team can also dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of your child’s teeth. The procedure can improve the appearance of minor chips, and address overly large teeth too. We can help improve overall bite balance too, helping kids avoid complications when they eat and speak.

Protecting Teeth

To limit the risk of injury, we would love to talk to you about custom mouthguards, which can be worn when kids play full contact sports. These offer a greater level of protection than standard boil-and-bite options, reducing the risk of chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. Good oral hygiene also keeps the protective enamel strong, so teeth are less likely to be infected or decayed, and require treatment with composite resin. If you have any questions about how we use bonding and contouring to improve smiles in only one visit, or if your child has a damaged or aching tooth, then contact our team today to learn more.

Schedule a Visit for Your Child Today

If you are interested in treatment that offers cosmetic benefits and protects teeth from the onset of tooth decay and infection, then contact our Round Rock, TX office at 512-733-5311 to schedule an appointment with our team.