Dental Bonding and Tooth Contouring in Prosper, TX
Minor Fixes, Major Results
Many people tend to think that the overriding philosophy of cosmetic dentistry is “bigger is better.” The reality is far less dramatic. While complex restorative and cosmetic procedures may be necessary for some patients, most people only need a few minor fixes in order to see vast improvements in the appearance of their smiles. Dr. Vimal Patel offers two such procedures: cosmetic dental bonding and tooth contouring.
Composite resin, that same versatile material that Dr. Patel uses to fill in cavities, can correct a number of minor to moderate imperfections, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth that do not respond to professional teeth whitening systems
- Short or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
During the bonding procedure, Dr. Patel applies composite resin to the tooth, allows the resin to harden, and uses several sculpting and polishing instruments to shape the resin and correct the imperfection. Dental bonding is one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures available and can usually be performed in a single visit.
While dental bonding builds up the tooth’s structure, contouring gently removes a small amount of enamel to reshape and perfect problematic teeth. Cosmetic issues addressed by tooth contouring include:
- Rough or jagged edges
- Teeth of uneven length
- Overlapping teeth
- Overly pointed bicuspids (often referred to as “vampire teeth”)
Before proceeding with the contouring process, Dr. Patel will take x-rays to ensure that you have strong enamel. If your enamel is weak or thin, he may suggest other solutions such as porcelain veneers.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist
At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we have created a different kind of dental practice: one that focuses on family, fun, and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (972) 347-9617. From our state-of-the-art dentist’s office in Prosper, TX, Dr. Patel and his talented staff proudly provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to families in Celina, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Denton, and Allen.