Thousands of people feel self-conscious about their appearance due to minor imperfections such as chipped or broken teeth.
Many don’t realize that, while these little flaws do make a world of difference in a smile, they can be mended quickly and inexpensively through bonding and coronoplasty. A few simple procedures can restore your smile to its original youth and beauty.
The contouring of teeth is known as coronoplasty. We employ this procedure as a simple way to remedy sharp edges, uneven surfaces, and teeth that stick out farther than their neighbors. Coronoplasty can also be used to create a more comfortable bite for patients.
This procedure is painless and can often be performed in a single visit. Your dentist will simply contour the hard enamel of the tooth using a special non-invasive tool that sculpts the tooth in small increments. The finished results are smooth and natural. Patients are often surprised by the dramatic difference they see after the smallest contouring of their teeth.
When teeth are chipped, cracked, or have missing pieces, we can restore them using the dental bonding procedure. Bonding implements glass-filled composite resins to fill in and reshape the affected areas for a natural and attractive finish.
A quick and straightforward procedure, bonding can be completed in one visit and usually doesn’t even require a local anesthetic. Here at Wilton Dental Associates, we use 3M Filtek Supreme Plus as our resin of choice, and it is available in a variety of colors to match the exact shade of your other teeth. This glass-filled composite resin is bonded and sculpted onto a prepared tooth. Once set and dried, the new and improved tooth will look and feel like a natural part of your beautiful smile.
To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.