When to Bond a Tooth
Bonding a tooth means using a small amount of customized, tooth-colored composite resin to correct certain types of tooth blemishes. The resin consists of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, and it can be tinted to match the specific color of your teeth. During a dental bonding procedure in Tucson, we’ll carefully bond the customized resin to your tooth, then sculpt it and harden it to match the quality and durability of your healthy, natural tooth structure. We may recommend bonding for issues such as a chipped tooth edge, a minor crack in a tooth’s surface, excessive space between teeth, and much more.
When to Contour a Tooth
Contouring a tooth doesn’t involve applying material to its surface, but rather gently sculpting a small amount of its outer enamel to correct imperfections with its shape and contour. For example, if a tooth overlaps another, has a jagged edge, is too pointy, or too large compared to those around it, then contouring the tooth can improve it and your smile with minimal effort. Though contouring a tooth involves changing its structure, the changes are minimal and can help you preserve a maximum amount of your tooth’s original strength and integrity.
Ask if Bonding or Contouring Is Right for You
Correcting issues with the size, shape, and appearance of your teeth can be done with the help of cosmetic dental bonding and contouring in Tucson. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.
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