Having whiter teeth is a simple process. Over time, our teeth naturally become stained with common foods we eat. Also, as we age the teeth become darker. This process is reversible in most cases with a simple whitening procedure. It is important to note that fillings, crowns or bridges will not whiten with this process and may require replacement after your teeth are whitened.
If you have a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth, a cosmetic dental procedure like tooth bonding can give you the confidence to flash those pearly whites.
Tooth bonding is a procedure where your dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair damage. Bonding is a fast procedure and doesn’t require any down time. If you don’t need anesthesia, you can continue with your normal daily routine after the procedure.
Tooth re-contouring (also known as odontoplasty or teeth reshaping) is a simple procedure that removes some of your enamel to change the form of your tooth or teeth. The goal of cosmetic contouring is to alter your teeth’ shape, length, or appearance to improve your look.
Your dental professional accomplishes this by using a drill or laser to remove enamel from your teeth. Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth that protects the vulnerable inside of your teeth, so this procedure is limited by your individual tooth structure as not to expose your tooth to risk or potential damage.