You may have heard about tooth bonding and contouring as you begin sifting through the list of cosmetic solutions out there to fix your smile concerns. As we know from speaking with patients over the years, even when you think you’re becoming familiar with these particular treatments, you may find that you become a little mixed up along the way. Which is which, you start asking yourself, and are they administered solo or together? Are there rules? Let’s go down the list of common questions, so you know them much better (and quite quickly).

#1: What Makes Them Different?

What makes tooth bonding and contouring different from one another, you ask? Primarily, the difference is that bonding adds a material to your teeth (it’s called composite). So, bonding is like adding tissue. Contouring is completed by removing a little tissue, so we subtract tissue from your teeth.

#2: What Makes Them Similar?

They’re both cosmetic treatments that allow us to alter the shape and texture of your teeth, while addressing very small esthetic concerns.

#3: Can They Be Used On Their Own?

Yes! Tooth bonding and contouring can be used independently of one another. This means that if you only want bonding, that’s perfectly fine. Or, if you only want contouring, that’s fine, as well. It all depends on your needs.

#4: Can They Be Used Together?

Of course, tooth bonding and contouring may be used together, as well, either on different teeth or on a single tooth. They are wonderful counterparts, allowing us to customize your smile.

Improve The Shape Of Your Teeth With Bonding And Contouring

See us for cosmetic care to transform your smile from its current shape and appearance to something much lovelier. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.