One-Visit Cosmetic Treatment With Bonding

When you have damage to your smile or have other common cosmetic concerns like discoloration, we can often offer improvement in only one visit. With dental bonding and contouring, we can provide amazing results in a single sitting, saving you time. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about the benefits of dental bonding and contouring and how we use these procedures to offer better oral health.

The Benefits of Bonding and Contouring

These are both unique cosmetic treatments that can be done in the same sitting to offer one-visit smile improvement. With dental bonding, our team can mask permanent teeth stains that would resist teeth whitening, fill unsightly gaps between the teeth, and lengthen structure worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding). We can also address misshapen teeth and repair minor chips and cracks too. With contouring, we can address the appearance of minor chips, smooth our pits, grooves, and rough patches, and also address overly large or misshapen teeth. We can even dull sharp, jagged, or pointed tooth structure, all in a single sitting.

The Treatment Process

How do these treatments work? With bonding, we will numb the tooth being treated so we can remove decay and thoroughly clean it, before we etch the outer surfaces. We then apply a composite resin, the same material used in our tooth-colored fillings, to the tooth in several layers. We will shade this to blend with your smile. We then sculpt the tooth as the material cures beneath a special light, the last being a thorough polishing of the tooth for a brighter appearance.

With contouring we take a very different approach. We don’t add any new materials to the tooth. Instead, our team will gently sand and buff the outer structure to address common cosmetic imperfections, so you can enjoy major results in one sitting. These can be done at the same time or in separate visits, and can be combined with other treatments for a smile makeover, such as teeth whitening or even porcelain veneers.

If you have any questions about how we can offer brighter and more attractive smiles in one visit with cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see which ones are right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.


In only one visit, our team will offer treatment to correct the shape and color of your smile with our dental bonding and contouring procedures. To find out more about the treatments we use to improve smile beauty, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. We have cosmetic treatments and even lifelike restorations, scum as crowns and fillings, to offer more attractive and healthier smiles that look good too!