Bonding and Contouring

Whether you have unsightly gaps between your teeth, small teeth, missing teeth, chipped teeth, or jagged teeth (sometimes known as “fangs”), these cosmetic problems often can be solved by dental bonding or contouring. These are relatively conservative approaches that, in essence, perfect minor imperfections in your teeth. Even the smallest tweak can make a dramatic difference in your smile.

Bonding

When performing cosmetic dental bonding, Dr. Smith uses a composite resin to repair chips and cracks, and fill in gaps. It adds tooth structure where it previously didn’t exist. This is the same tooth-colored composite resin material that is used in white fillings.

Contouring

Tooth contouring involves the opposite approach that bonding takes. Instead of adding tooth structure, contouring involves removing it. Dr. Smith gently shaves away any sharp edges or overlaps to create a smooth, seamless appearance.

Often, Dr. Smith does not even need to use sedation on patients receiving tooth bonding or contouring. Both processes really are that simple.

Who Can Benefit

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences in our cosmetic dentistry patients. Dental bonding and contouring are quick and relatively easy procedures that will erase the small imperfections that bother you about your teeth.

If you have teeth with gaps or cracks, or that could stand to be a bit larger, bonding may be the ideal solution for you. On the other hand, if your teeth have sharp, jagged edges or are too long, contouring may be just what Dr. Smith orders.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Grand Prairie Dentist

Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111. We proudly welcome patients from  Grand Prairie, as well as surrounding areas including Arlington, South Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville.