Cosmetic Tooth Bonding/Contouring
Tooth bonding and tooth contouring are separate procedures that are often performed together, and are designed to reshape one or more teeth either by adding to or modifying the tooth’s enamel (respectively). Tooth bonding utilizes tooth-colored composite resin to cover and build up a tooth’s structure, while contouring describes reshaping the tooth’s enamel by lightly sculpting it. Bonding does not require permanent alterations to your tooth, and the alterations done by contouring are minor enough to not affect the tooth’s structural integrity.
What Can Bonding/Contouring Accomplish?
Tooth bonding is tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and appearance. After bonding the resin to your tooth, your dentist will sculpt it to the right contour, then harden and polish the resin for an esthetically-pleasing finish.
By concealing a small portion of your tooth, dental bonding can correct a number of cosmetic issues, including severe stains/discoloration, chipped teeth, light cracks in a tooth’s enamel, and large spaces between teeth.
Tooth contouring is a cosmetic procedure that slightly reshapes a tooth, or smooths rough areas of its enamel. Also known as tooth reshaping, contouring is often combined with bonding to create a minor smile makeover by reshaping your entire smile.
Learn More About Tooth Bonding/Contouring
To find out if tooth bonding and contouring can achieve the results you want, then schedule a consultation by calling Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Dallas, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.