Achieve Uniformity and Symmetry
Minor flaws like a small space between two teeth, a barely visible chip, or one tooth that appears longer than the rest can cause you to feel unhappy with the appearance of your entire smile. However, dental bonding or contouring can address minor problems and help you achieve a more beautiful smile.
About Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding is a treatment that restores lost tooth structure to improve the appearance of your smile. Your dentist will use a color-customizable material called composite. This is the same synthetic resin substance we use for composite fillings. Your dentist will sculpt composite into the desired shape or paint a thin layer over an affected area. Bonding offers the following advantages:
- Camouflages concentrated stains, chips, and minor cracks
- Fills spaces between teeth
- Lengthens the appearance of a short tooth
Contouring is a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of your tooth tissue, reshaping and improving your smile. Your dentist will use a contouring instrument that gently polishes away minimal amounts of your tooth’s outermost layer, called enamel. The procedure is efficient and comfortable and may be recommended to:
- Smooth uneven or pitted tooth texture
- Reduce a tooth that appears too long
- Improve the shape of a tooth or addresses a too-sharp or jagged tooth
- Improve the appearance of a slightly rotated tooth or overlapping teeth
Should You Talk to Your Corona Cosmetic Dentist About Bonding?
Bonding and contouring address minor aesthetic problems on natural teeth. If your tooth or teeth in question are prosthetics, such as dental crown or bridges, we will suggest an alternative solution. Additionally, your dentist may suggest orthodontic treatment for moderate misalignment, or may recommend veneers or crowns for teeth with more serious camouflaging needs.