Minor issues with the size, shape, and color of your teeth can have major effects on the overall appearance of your smile. Chips, cracks, noticeable spaces, and more can often be corrected with bonding/contouring – cosmetic procedures that involve slight modifications of your tooth structure.
Is Bonding/Contouring Right for You?
Bonding means applying, or “bonding,” tooth-colored resin to your tooth’s surface. The resin is sculpted, hardened, and polished for a natural, attractive finish.
Contouring describes lightly shaving the smallest amount off the outer layer to smooth sharp edges or rough areas of your tooth enamel.
While bonding and contouring are individual procedures, they are often performed together to affect a smile makeover without the need for more extensive tooth modification. Bonding/contouring may be right for you if you exhibit teeth with:
- Cosmetic cracks in your tooth enamel
- Chipped edges that do not significantly weaken the tooth
- Large spaces between teeth
- Disproportionate sizes (too large or too small)
- Stubborn or internal discoloration
- And more
If you have one or more small cosmetic issues that are dramatically affecting your smile’s appearance, then find out if cosmetic tooth bonding and/or contouring can improve them! Schedule a visit with our dental experts by calling by calling our Spring, TX, dentist’s office near you!