Bonding & Contouring

Conservative Tooth Bonding and Contouring

Improving your smile’s appearance is one thing, but the best cosmetic dental treatments are those that help you preserve a maximum amount of your natural tooth structure. The goal should be to enhance the esthetic appeal of your smile rather than changing as much of it as possible. To that end, cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring are often ideal for addressing different types of blemishes that affect your teeth. Both procedures can produce dramatic esthetic results, yet they also both require minimal or no permanent changes to your teeth.

When Bonding Is Appropriate

Bonding your tooth means applying custom-tinted, biocompatible resin to the area where the blemish occurs. The resin is a mixture of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, and in addition to being tinted to match your tooth’s appearance, it can also be securely bonded to your tooth structure. With the right amount of bonding, your dentist can improve blemishes such as:

  • Severe, internal stains (tooth discoloration)
  • Chipped, crack, or worn teeth
  • Teeth that appear too small
  • Diastema (large space between two teeth)
  • Cavities (when applied as a filling)
  • And more

When Contouring Is Appropriate

Contouring your tooth means reshaping its outline by gently and strategically sculpting a small amount of enamel from its surface. The procedure is a highly precise one, and your dentist will ensure to only sculpt away as much as enamel as necessary. By contouring your tooth, he can help you improve a number of different issues, including:

  • Overlapping edges of a tooth
  • Jagged, sharp edges
  • A tooth that appears too large
  • Rough patches of tooth enamel
  • And more

Learn More About Tooth Bonding & Contouring

Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring are popular ways to enhance your smile’s appearance without having to drastically alter your healthy, natural tooth structure. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.