The Esthetic Benefits Of Bonding And Contouring

Our approach to cosmetic dentistry helps patients enjoy healthier smiles and brighter, stronger teeth. With our bonding and contouring procedure, we offer a means of repairing smiles in just one visit. Let’s look at the benefits of bonding and contouring, and why we may prescribe these treatment options for patients in Tucson, AZ.

Dental Bonding

The procedure involves administering the same material as our tooth-colored dental fillings. Composite resin contains no metal and we can shade the material to match surrounding tooth structure, offering a lifelike repair option. The procedure begins with the removal of any decay and the cleaning of the tooth. We then prepare and place the material in several layers. As we cure the composite resin under a light, we sculpt and shape the tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more natural appearance. We may prescribe treatment to repair chipped teeth, mask permanent teeth stains (the kind that often doesn’t respond to teeth whitening), and fill any unsightly gaps between the teeth. The entire procedure only takes one visit to complete!

Dental Contouring

Contouring also only takes one visit to complete, but is quite a different procedure. We actually buff away a small amount of surface structure, which enables our team to dull overly-pointed teeth, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and smooth our any pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface. The procedure may also be performed in the same visit as tooth bonding as part of a smile makeover.

When to See Our Team

When should you schedule a visit? These treatments help address a number of issues with a tooth’s shape or color. However, we may use them to repair damaged teeth. If you chip a tooth, you should see us right away. Even minor damage could potentially expose the inner tooth structure to bacteria, causing the onset of a toothache and eventually, cavities or possibly infection. If you sustain an injury but see no damage, still let us know, as dental fractures may be practically invisible to the naked eye. We also help address any damage due to teeth grinding or jaw clenching. If you have any questions about improving your smile’s shape and color with bonding and contouring, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautifully smile!

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry?

We help repair and restore smiles in as little as one visit with cosmetic dental care. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, including professional teeth whitening, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.