What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is when we use a composite resin that is made to match your teeth’s natural shade, to sculpt your teeth into more esthetically-pleasing shapes and sizes. If your teeth are disproportionally small, or wear or decay has caused the edges to look jagged or uneven, bonding could help.
The resin can even be used to fill gaps between the teeth, eliminating the need for orthodontic treatment in many cases where the alignment issues are purely cosmetic.
Unlike porcelain veneers, bonding can be completed quickly and affordably, often in as little as one hour during a single office visit. One drawback to dental bonding, as opposed to veneers, is that the resin is not as chip or stain-resistant. For this reason, it’s best to schedule a consultation to see if bonding could work for you.
What Is Dental Contouring?
Contouring is also a process used to sculpt your teeth into more uniform shape. This is an effective treatment plan when you have teeth that are too large, long, or even minor overlapping. The procedure is minimally-invasive, and rarely requires anesthesia.
How Do I Know If I’m a Candidate for These Procedures?
If you’re unhappy with your smile, consider scheduling a consultation so we can help determine if bonding or contouring could help you. You may even wish to use these treatments as part of a more comprehensive cosmetic dentistry plan.
ABOUT YOUR TUCSON, AZ, GENERAL DENTIST
Dirk A. Newman, DDS, offers a full range of modern dental care services, including general dentistry, smile enhancement, smile restoration, and implant dentistry. To learn more, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439. Located in Tucson, AZ, we proudly serve patients from Tucson and all surrounding communities.