Bonding & Contouring
Bonding and contouring teeth is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, slightly jagged, pointed or crooked teeth. A single tooth chip that appears longer than the rest may cause your smile to lack uniformity. Dental bonding or contouring is an easy way to fix minor physical damage or misshapen teeth.
What does bonding involve?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure you may think of as an “additive treatment” meaning we will carefully add bonding where your need it. By sculpting composite ( a tooth colored material) over a problem area, you can achieve a smile that is complete and uniform. Then a curing light is used to harden the material and complete the treatment. This treatment is usually comfortable and requires no anesthetic.
What does contouring involve?
You may think of dental contouring as the opposite of dental bonding. Rather than adding material to your tooth contouring takes it away. A special polishing disk is used to remove a minimal portion of your tooth’s outermost layer, called enamel. This treatment is comfortable and requires no anesthetic.