What Are Bonding and Contouring?

Are you sick of feeling insecure because of your smile? Tired of shying away from selfies, and laughing through clenched teeth? There is no time like the present to finally address those imperfections that have long caused you to hide your smile. In fact, thanks to fast and effective cosmetic dental procedures like bonding and contouring, you could actually start this new season feeling refreshed, and proud of your pearly whites!

So What Is Bonding?

Bonding is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure, which involves placing composite resin onto the teeth, which is then artfully sculpted by a cosmetic dentist to hide any imperfections and to create a more symmetrical and beautiful smile. Bonding can be used to hide permanent staining, and correct disproportional, oddly shaped, or unevenly spaced teeth.

This material used for bonding is the same one used for many dental fillings, because of its durability and its ability to bond well with teeth. It is also adaptable, which allows a dentist to create esthetic enhancements that are great-looking, but just as importantly natural-looking.

How Can Contouring Help?

Contouring is similarly fast and minimally invasive, but it is designed to help correct teeth that are disproportionally large, where bonding is used primarily to address teeth that are too small.

Contouring involves carefully etching away portions of the tooth enamel that makes them jut out, or look unusually large.

The Benefits of Both

Both bonding and contouring offer a number of benefits, compared to other cosmetic treatments. For instance, they can generally be completed in under an hour, making them one of the fastest ways to improve a smile.

They’re also some of the most affordable options, making them ideal for patients on strict budgets or hoping to enhance their smiles quickly.

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!