COSMETIC TOOTH BONDING AND CONTOURING
To improve your smile’s appearance while preserving its healthy, natural tooth structure, bonding and contouring are often the optimal cosmetic choice. Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to build up, correct, and fortify compromised tooth structure. If your tooth is chipped, cracked, worn down, oddly spaced, or is structurally weak, then bonding may be the best way to repair it. By contrast, contouring is the gentle process of reshaping a tooth by carefully sculpting the outer layer of enamel. Contouring can improve a tooth’s overall shape, smooth out rough areas of enamel, or smooth jagged, rough edges around the tooth.
WHAT BONDING AND CONTOURING CAN DO
The challenge when it comes to dental treatment is that your tooth structure doesn’t grow back if it’s damaged or modified. Therefore, cosmetic improvements must be planned to minimize the amount of tooth alterations necessary. Rather than more complex procedures, such as placing dental crowns or porcelain veneers, bonding and contouring can often create the same dramatic smile improvements with significantly less work on your teeth.