If you have been looking into improving the appearance of your smile, you may be overwhelmed by the many different options available. From professional whitening, veneers, gum contouring, and more, Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, has several methods to help you reach your smile goals. For patients who want to keep a natural-looking smile, bonding and contouring may be the best method for you.
Two Methods In One
Bonding and contouring are two different cosmetic solutions, but they are often combined to meet your needs. If you have a tooth that is worn, slightly discolored, or smaller than your other teeth, bonding is the right solution. We will adhere composite resin – a material that matches your smile – to the problem area. This minimally invasive solution gives the effect of a perfect smile.
Contouring is permanent and slightly more invasive. For patients who have jagged teeth, a tooth that is longer than others, or has an uneven surface, we will use this procedure to shave down the part of the tooth until it is symmetrical.
How Does This Compare To Other Treatments
Patients looking for something with a more natural effect may prefer this treatment as opposed to veneers, tooth whitening, or gum contouring. Professional teeth whitening does not work for everyone. If you have tried this in the past and did not achieve the goals you are looking for, bonding can help.
Veneers are a great option to create a celebrity-level smile, but for some patients this can seem too permanent, too unnatural, and it is a large investment.
Gum contouring is like tooth contouring but targets the gum tissue. This may not be the area that patients are trying to address and therefore is not the right solution for them.
Taking Care Of Your New Smile
One of the best benefits of bonding and contouring is that the results are permanent. You do not have to worry about the bond coming off your tooth if you take care of it. Unlike tooth whitening, you do not need to repeat the process. If the material happens to fall off, it can be replaced. Contouring is irreversible, so you do not need to worry about the effects lasting either.
To take the best care after this cosmetic treatment, be sure to continue with a regular oral hygiene routine. Having a smile that looks healthy does not mean that you are healthy, so be sure to brush, floss, and visit the dentist twice a year.
Improve Your Smile Today
To learn if bonding and/or contouring is your best smile improvement option, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in East and Northeast El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.