We can use cosmetic dentistry to improve the beauty of your smile. In addition to removing teeth stains, we can also repair minor damage or issues with a tooth’s shape. Cosmetic bonding can help us fix a tooth in a single visit!

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Bonding

Question: How does a tooth become chipped?

Answer: A tooth can end up chipped due to injury, such as a sports accident. You can also end up with a damaged tooth by biting down on a hard object or piece of food, such as a pen, popcorn kernel, or peach pit. When the damage course, try to recover any pieces of the tooth that you can. If this proves impossible, we can still repair the tooth. In route to the office, you can use gauze or cloth to control bleeding and a cold compress against the side of the face to reduce swelling.

Question: What dangers does damage pose?

Answer: Without treatment, the damage can potentially expose the inner tooth structure to harmful bacteria, leading to the onset of tooth decay or possibly even an infection. In order to prevent painful complications, or in severe cases the loss of the tooth, we need to repair it in a timely manner.

Question: How do you repair the tooth with cosmetic dentistry?

Answer: Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin to repair the tooth, the same material used in our fillings. We can shade the material to better match the tooth and then apply it in several different layers. As the composite resin cures under a light, the dentist can sculpt and shape the tooth. The procedure will be completed with a thorough polishing to ensure a more natural appearance.

Question: What is cosmetic contouring?

Answer: We can also address esthetic issues with contouring, which means gently removing a small amount of structure to reshape the tooth, addressing overly pointed teeth, minor chips, and pits or grooves in the tooth structure. We can perform both in a single visit.


At Bailey Dental Care, we can use cosmetic dental procedures to address esthetic issues. Give us a call to set up a visit for you or a member of your family. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.