A Few Good Things About Tooth Bonding and Contouring

A Few Good Things About Tooth Bonding and Contouring

January 10, 2020

People who want to improve the appearance of their smiles are often surprised at just how many options their dentists offer for doing it. Cosmetic dentistry involves more than just whitening teeth, and in many cases, it can achieve far greater results for your smile than you might expect. With cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, for example, issues that might seem complicated to address, such as chipped or severely discolored teeth, can often be significantly improved with minimally invasive treatment. Tooth bonding and contouring are two such solutions that involve dramatically improving the appearance of one or more teeth, all without requiring significant changes to your tooth structure.

They’re minimally invasive procedures

The art of improving your smile is a balance between enhancing its appearance and helping to preserve and promote its long-term health. That means designing plans that offer optimal cosmetic results while keeping the extent of your treatment as minimally invasive as possible. For example, bonding a tooth means applying customized, tooth-colored composite resin to a small area of the tooth’s structure. After sculpting and hardening the bonding, it can restore a wide range of concerns with the tooth’s appearance. Contouring a tooth is also a conservative procedure, and describes lightly sculpting a small area of its outer layer (enamel), smoothing the area and/or making it more uniform with the rest of your smile.

They can be combined for optimal results

Because they’re designed to slightly alter the size, shape, and/or appearance of a tooth with minimal effort, tooth bonding and contouring can be recommended for several different concerns. When appropriate, we may also recommend performing both procedures on one or multiple teeth to address several different concerns at once. As part of a more comprehensive smile makeover procedure, tooth bonding and contouring can help you enjoy the more attractive smile you want, as well as help you enjoy better long-term oral health by preserving more healthy, natural tooth structure.

They can achieve dramatic results

Keeping your cosmetic treatment minimally invasive is important when it comes to your convenience and your long-term oral health. However, any cosmetic dental treatment is only as good as its results, and those produced by customized bonding and contouring are a significant part of what make the treatments popular. For instance, tooth bonding is customized to match the unique color and shade of your healthy tooth structure to blend in discreetly with your smile. Contouring is performed with highly artistic methods to ensure your tooth is sculpted to its optimal size, shape, and contour.

Learn more about tooth bonding and contouring

One of the best things about tooth bonding and contouring is that they can improve a wide range of smile concerns with highly lifelike results. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.