What Are the Benefits of Bonding & Contouring?

When it comes to improving your smile’s appearance, cosmetic dentistry offers a broad range of highly lifelike treatment options. Depending on your specific needs, the goal of your treatment will be to preserve your healthy tooth structure as much as improve it. Therefore, your dentist will tailor your treatment to address your unique concerns. In many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring can accomplish both maximum cosmetic results and tooth preservation, making them ideal for improving several different types of smile blemishes.

Bonding a Tooth

When your tooth’s structure is worn down, chipped, or severely stained, your dentist might recommend tooth bonding to correct it. Using tooth-colored composite resin that’s been tinted to precisely match your tooth’s color, your dentist can restore the tooth quickly, conveniently, and with lifelike results. The resin can be applied to any area of your tooth, then sculpted, hardened, and polished to fill out the tooth’s ideal contour. The procedure can be completed without any permanent changes to your healthy, natural tooth structure.

Contouring a Tooth

In some cases, adding to your tooth’s structure isn’t the right solution. For instance, if your tooth has a section that overlaps another tooth, a sharp and jagged edge, or rough area of enamel, then your dentist might recommend tooth contouring, instead. Contouring the tooth involves gently sculpting a small amount of its enamel to correct such issues, which also improves your bite’s overall alignment and balance while still preserving a maximum amount of your tooth’s structure.

Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Bonding & Contouring

With cosmetic tooth bonding and/or contouring, you can enjoy significant benefits to your smile’s appearance as well as your long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.