Tooth bonding or tooth reshaping can be the perfect solution for minor cosmetic imperfections, tooth damage, and other concerns. Dr. Stacey Hall is an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist in Williamsburg, providing personalized dental care solutions to meet the unique needs of the individual patient.
Tooth reshaping can improve both the health and appearance of your smile in a single visit. It is a quick and economical treatment option for a range of aesthetic and dental health concerns. Tooth reshaping can also involve the removal of excess structure in cases where a tooth is larger than it needs to be and affects the symmetry of your smile.
Repairing damaged teeth will support your long-term oral health and wellness. Whatever your need, Dr. Hall can work with you to create a beautiful smile with the right treatment approach.
SMALL CONTOURING CHANGES FOR BIG IMPROVEMENT
If you struggle with bite alignment, dissatisfaction with your smile, or worn or chipped teeth, tooth reshaping may be the right option for you. Though this procedure might sound intimidating, it can be a quick and simple fix for a multitude of dental concerns. Dr. Hall is able to painlessly “shave” teeth to help with the aforementioned problems while also improving the appearance of your smile.
Many view tooth reshaping as a solely aesthetic procedure, but it can promote optimal dental health for many patients. When worn or chipped teeth are left untreated, plaque builds on them more easily and can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. With the help of tooth reshaping, these risks can be a thing of the past. This procedure may also be used to prepare for other procedures, such as veneers.
TOOTH BONDING: ABOUT THE PROCESS
The tooth reshaping process is completed in one visit and does not cause discomfort. We will apply a local anesthetic as needed to numb the area and ensure that you can relax throughout the procedure. Once the tooth or teeth to be treated are cleaned, Dr. Hall will gently remove the tooth structure as needed.
If bonding is to be placed, a composite resin will be color-matched to your existing teeth and sculpted carefully into place to create the desired shape. To complete the process, we will make any adjustments needed for a comfortable and stable bite before sealing the resin and polishing the surface.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding can last for up to ten years or longer, depending on your dental health and lifestyle habits. Regular dental care visits will allow us to monitor the condition of your bonding over time, repairing any new chips or damage as needed.
Is tooth reshaping available for younger patients?
Tooth reshaping or bonding is often the perfect solution for a child or teen with damage or minor cosmetic concerns. Alternatives such as porcelain veneers are more costly and invasive and are not often recommended for younger patients.
How long does teeth bonding last?
Tooth reshaping typically lasts about 5-10 years. After this time the bonding used may need replacing.
How long does it take to reshape a tooth?
The length of time the dentist needs to perform a tooth reshaping procedure varies. It depends on how much dental work the patient needs. In many cases, the treatment may only take 30 minutes.
How does a dentist reshape a tooth?
The process for tooth bonding includes shaping the tooth, bonding the material to the tooth, and waiting for the material to harden. The bonding may take up to 30 to 60 minutes to fully solidify.
SCHEDULE A DENTAL APPOINTMENT
If you would like to learn more about tooth reshaping or to discuss your cosmetic concerns with Dr. Hall, schedule a visit with us. We welcome new patients and can offer comprehensive dental care for your needs in one convenient location.