Tooth shaping is the perfect procedure for Manor TX patients who would like to quickly address cosmetic concerns with their smiles. Also known as tooth bonding and cosmetic contouring, tooth shaping treats issues like gaps, discoloration, misshapen or slightly damaged teeth, and minor damage. It’s non-invasive, cost-effective, and can last up to 10 years! What’s not to love?
With tooth shaping, we use a putty-like resin on your teeth to shape them into a more pleasing or uniform shape. It’s a lot like how a sculptor works with clay. But first, we’ll make sure your teeth are squeaky clean! Then, we’ll apply a special solution to the tooth we’re treating to help the resin bond well. After that, we’ll apply the resin directly to your tooth, shape it, and then harden it with a UV light. Once it’s set, we’ll polish it up so it perfectly matches the rest of your smile! The whole procedure generally lasts about 30 minutes to an hour per tooth.
At your appointment, we’ll also give you tips on how to care for your newly bonded teeth. Don’t worry, it’s nothing crazy! The main thing is to keep doing what you’re doing – brush and floss regularly and make sure to come in for 6-month check-ups and cleanings. We also recommend avoiding or cutting back on things that can cause staining, like coffee and wine. We know, we know; that’s no fun! If you don’t want to say goodbye to that morning kick-start, all you’ll need to do is make sure to rinse your mouth out afterward or brush your teeth.
Although tooth bonding is a great option for many patients, it’s not recommended for everyone. It shouldn’t be used if you have cavities or orthodontic issues like several crooked teeth or a malpositioned jaw. However, if you do have a dental concern like this, we offer complete dental care, from BPA-free composite fillings to Invisalign. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chau or Dr. Harris to find out if this procedure is right for you!
At Enamel Dentistry Parmer Park, we believe dental care should be accessible and affordable. That’s why we offer a variety of payment options, including financing and Medicaid. We also offer the Kleer Dental Membership! We see Manor TX patients of all ages, making us the perfect office for the entire family – and even better, we make sure every visit is fun and positive. We might even throw in a few jokes to keep you entertained! From our friendly, inclusive vibe and state-of-the-art technology to our awesome happy hour menu, you’ll be amazed at how enjoyable a visit to the dentist can be. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.