Bonding & Contouring
Is your tooth chipped, cracked, worn down, or otherwise blemished? Do you have a defective silver filling or other restoration and want to avoid having to place a dental crown over it?
Improving your smile’s appearance may be as straightforward as erasing teeth stains and brightening your smile with teeth-whitening. However, sometimes, it requires a bit more effort, such as when your teeth exhibit chipped or worn edges, cracks, odd shapes, uneven contours, excessive spaces, and more. Tooth bonding and contouring are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures designed to address several different types of blemishes with optimal results and minimally invasive treatment. Both procedures also help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure, which offers significant advantages for your long-term oral health.
What Is Tooth Bonding & Contouring?
Tooth bonding and contouring involve slightly changing your tooth structure to blend in more naturally and beautifully with the rest of your smile. Cosmetic bonding involves placing custom, tooth-colored composite resin onto a specific area of a tooth. We can sculpt, harden, and polish the resin for the most lifelike results, all with little or no permanent changes to your tooth. To contour a tooth, we can gently sculpt a small area of its enamel to correct jagged or pointy edges, or smooth rough patches on the enamel. Tooth contouring can also correct a tooth that overlaps another, and help improve your smile’s overall alignment.
The Benefits of Bonding & Contouring
- Highly esthetic results – The goal of tooth bonding and contouring is to improve your smile’s appearance. The combination of lifelike materials and conservative treatment help ensure the most cosmetically pleasing results for your smile.
- Minimally invasive treatment – Improving your smile’s appearance while minimizing changes to your teeth is a significant benefit for many reasons. Your treatment will be more comfortable and less time-consuming so you can enjoy your new smile faster.
- Improved long-term oral health – When you limit the amount of changes to your teeth, you can minimize any effect on their structural integrity. With bonding and contouring, you can improve your smile while also maximizing your long-term oral health.
Ask Us About Tooth Bonding & Contouring
Cosmetically bonding or contouring a tooth can dramatically improve its appearance. In some cases, the conservative treatments can even help you avoid the need for more extensive procedures. 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.