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Do you have small smile gaps, a chipped tooth or mild crookedness? Then, composite resin bonding and cosmetic contouring may be cosmetic dentistryjust what your smile needs. Your family dentist in Cincinnati, Dr. Janette Williams, offers both aesthetic services to give healthy teeth the aesthetic boost they need. And, the process happens in just one simple visit to Montgomery Dental Care.

It starts with an examination

A simple dental exam will tell Dr. Williams if your teeth are healthy enough for cosmetic dental enhancements. If they are free from decay and gum disease, she may recommend one or more kinds of treatments depending on your specific aesthetic goals.

If you wish to repair minor flaws in tooth shape, size, and alignment, then composite resin bonding and cosmetic contouring may be for you. In addition to bonding and contouring, Dr. Williams offers:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Invisalign clear adult braces
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridgework

How bonding and contouring work

Composite resin bonding uses a natural-looking material made of acrylic and glass. It can fill in chips, pits, small gaps, and other dental flaws and also can smooth mildly overcrowded teeth.

To start the bonding process, Dr. Williams prepares the surface of the tooth with a mild etching liquid which also conditions the enamel, allowing the composite resin to adhere well. Then, she adds the resin to the tooth, shaping and sculpting the material to achieve the desired effect. Your Cincinnati family dentist makes sure the resin perfectly matches the natural tooth structure.

The bond is strengthened with a special curing light, and Dr. Williams buffs the new surfaces to a polished sheen. This entire process takes about a half an hour per tooth and results in a beautiful, durable enhancement of select teeth.

Regarding contouring, Dr. Williams quickly reshapes oddly shaped teeth, small chips or other minor flaws. The procedure is painless because the doctor only removes a small amount of enamel. This resurfacing, however, is permanent. That's why the initial examination of your teeth and gums is so important before you undergo any cosmetic treatment.

How do want your smile to look?

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that your smile actually helps project your personality. You can be proud to show it off it if you get some minor aesthetic enhancements. Why not contact Montgomery Dental Care to arrange a consultation with Dr. Janette Williams? Her years of experience and expertise will help you achieve your very best smile. Call today: (513) 793-5703.