Before and After: In one visit, we bonded and contoured our patient’s front teeth, without the need for drilling, sedation, or burring. Her healthy enamel remained intact.
Before and After: Our patient was self-conscious about his fractured front teeth. In a single visit to our practice, we were able to use composite resin and freehand shaping to correct the blemishes. The tooth fractures are also protected from further wear and damage, thanks to the bonded composite.
Tooth bonding is a process in which your cosmetic dentist applies tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth. Tooth contouring is the second step, in which your dentist will carefully and gently sculpt and smooth the bonded composite resin until they’ve achieved a natural-looking result, without altering your teeth’s natural structure.
This treatment can address issues like:
How is it that this procedure can be done so quickly?
Dental bonding and contouring is a one-visit way to upgrade your smile. It takes such a short amount of time because the composite resin dries quickly when exposed to a special UV light. Then, it often takes only a few minutes for our dentist to shape the resin into the shape of a natural tooth.
Will people be able to tell I’ve had my teeth bonded?
In general, no one will know that you’ve had any work done. We can even match the resin to the color of your surrounding teeth for the most natural look – or use the resin to conceal stains on certain teeth, without having to grind away your enamel.
Does teeth bonding and contouring require sedation?
Preserving your healthy tooth structure is just as important as perfecting your smile. For some cosmetic blemishes, dental bonding and contouring is minimally invasive, but provides highly effective results in as little as one office visit, and sedation is not necessary. Request a consultation for bonding and contouring near you.
If you’re looking to improve your smile, you can find out whether you’re a good candidate for teeth bonding and contouring by scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, in the downtown area. Request an appointment online, or call us at (816) 320-6638.