Bonding and Contouring: Dramatically Enhance Your Smile, Typically in Just One Appointment
Committed to providing as many treatment options as possible, Dr. Gary Nack proudly offers bonding and contouring at his Holland, PA, practice. These conservative procedures can be a highly effective way to address cosmetic flaws, such as cracks, small gaps, and unusually shaped teeth. They involve very little alteration of your teeth, and they typically take place in just one office visit. Dental bonding is an economical alternative to porcelain veneers. This procedure can still give you the beautiful smile you dream of but will not be as long-lasting as a porcelain restoration.
Dr. Nack also offers gingival contouring. By removing appropriate amounts of gum tissue with a diode laser, he can correct a gummy smile or an uneven gum line, dramatically enhancing the look of your smile. In cases involving changes to the appearance of your smile, Dr. Nack routinely incorporates this procedure to enhance your result.
Dental bonding can be an effective solution for:
- Small cracks and chips
- Worn or uneven edges
- Small gaps between teeth
- Slight misalignment that does not require full orthodontic treatment
- Dramatic discoloration
- Unusually small or proportionately short teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
To conceal these and similar blemishes, Dr. Nack will cover your teeth in composite resin. He can even build the composite beyond the edges of your teeth, filling in gaps or restoring worn edges. The material comes in many shades, so Dr. Nack will find one that blends in with the color of your adjacent teeth. He then will place the material, sculpt and polish it to an enamel-like finish.
Dental contouring can address:
- Disproportionately large teeth
- Irregular edges
- Unusually shaped teeth
Contouring is a simple treatment. Dr. Nack will reshape your teeth and trim off a very small amount of enamel, if necessary. The procedure will not weaken your teeth or affect their structural integrity. The process will also cause little to no discomfort. In most cases, you will not require local anesthesia, though it is certainly an option, if desired.
Like bonding, contouring usually takes just one office visit, and its results are immediately apparent. Frequently, Dr. Nack will combine bonding and contouring to improve your entire smile. Afterwards, your teeth will look straighter and more youthful.
Gingival contouring is another minimally invasive cosmetic option. Through this process, Dr. Nack will reshape your gum line, rather than your teeth themselves. If you have large gums that cover up your teeth, or if your gum line is uneven, contouring can give you a bigger, more youthful smile. Using the Picasso® diode laser, Dr. Nack will trim off very small amounts of tissue. Thanks to the precise nature of this procedure, he can achieve subtle results that will enhance your overall facial features. To make the process even better, use of our diode laser will result in negligible discomfort, very quick healing and little to no recovery time.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Nack
Dr. Nack will take all the time you need to help you make an informed decision about your cosmetic care. To learn more about our various options and to find out the right treatment for you, contact our office today.