Bonding & Contouring

Consider Bonding or Contouring Your Tooth

There are several reasons why you might want to improve your smile’s appearance. For example, stains may mar the appearance of your teeth, or you may have a chipped or lightly cracked tooth that stands out noticeably from the rest. Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring are designed to address a wide range of blemishes in a minimally invasive manner, meaning they help you preserve a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure.

What is tooth bonding?

Cosmetic bonding describes the process of bonding tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth, creating a biocompatible and highly realistic restoration. Composite resin is a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles that can be customized to match the color and shade of your healthy tooth structure. Typically, bonding may be recommended to build up and improve a tooth that’s been chipped, worn down, lightly cracked, has too much space between it and another tooth, and more.

What can contouring your tooth do?

Sometimes, building up your tooth structure isn’t the answer. Tooth contouring involves lightly sculpting your tooth’s outer layer of enamel using gentle and conservative methods. The procedure doesn’t cause discomfort, though we’ll apply local anesthesia for enhanced comfort. Depending on your needs and preferences, we may suggest contouring your tooth if it’s jagged or too sharp, has an overlapping edge, or needs to be smoothed in certain areas.

Ask about tooth bonding and contouring

Tooth bonding and contouring are conservative options for improving your smile’s appearance, helping you makeover your smile in a minimally invasive way. To learn more about the advantages of tooth bonding and contouring, or to schedule a cosmetic visit, call us at the Pecan Tree Dental office in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111. We also proudly serve the residents of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Mansfield, and all surrounding communities.