Cosmetic Contouring at Enamel Dentistry Saltillo –
We’re just a couple of minutes away from Central East Austin!

If you have minor cosmetic issues in your smile, like gaps, discoloration, or misshapen teeth, visit Enamel Dentistry Saltillo for tooth shaping! Also known as cosmetic contouring, tooth shaping allows us to address many aesthetic concerns quickly, easily! Tooth bonding is also very cost-effective and can last up to 10 years with the proper care. It’s a great option for Central East Austin patients who are looking for a non-invasive way to improve their smile. 

So what is tooth shaping, anyway? Essentially, it involves using a putty-like resin to shape your teeth into a more consistent or desirable shape – or to cover up minor imperfections. Beyond what we’ve already mentioned, tooth bonding can also be used for minor damage, like chips or cracks, or lengthening short teeth to match their neighbors. If it sounds a bit like how a sculptor works with clay, you’re not far off! 

What to expect from Enamel Dentistry

When you visit us for the procedure, we’ll start by giving you a thorough cleaning. Once your teeth are squeaky clean, we’ll apply a special solution to the tooth that will help the resin bond to it. Then, we’ll apply the resin, shape it, and trim it to make it look like a natural part of your smile. Before you leave, we’ll harden the resin with a UV light, then give it a good polish! The whole procedure generally lasts about 30 minutes to an hour per tooth.

How to care for your Bonded Tooth

We’ll also give you some handy tips on how to care for your newly bonded tooth! Don’t worry though, it’s all pretty standard stuff. Mainly, it’s important to keep up with regular brushing, flossing, 6-month check-ups, and cleanings. Not too bad, right? We also recommend cutting down on things that can cause staining. Now that one can be a bit difficult, we know. If you have trouble cutting back on that morning java or glass of vino, not to worry – just make sure to rinse your mouth afterward or brush your teeth. Tooth bonding is a great option for many of our East Central Austin patients, but it’s not recommended if you have cavities, orthodontic issues, or other oral health concerns. If you do have any of these, not to worry – you’re still in the right place!

Complete Dental Care: Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

We offer complete dental care, from preventive dentistry to restorative! From BPA-free fillings and crowns to dental implants and cosmetic makeovers, there’s no need to go anywhere else. Plus, we make every appointment fun and enjoyable – two words you don’t often hear associated with the dentist! So come visit us, have a glass of wine, enjoy some Netflix, and joke around with our fun-loving team – you’ll be amazed at how enjoyable a visit to the dentist can be! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.