Minimally-Invasive Tooth Bonding/Contouring
The point of cosmetic smile improvement is to enhance your smile’s appeal without detracting from its natural beauty. In that vein, tooth bonding/contouring are often an ideal solution to improving the size, shape, and appearance of one or more teeth without drastically altering their structures. While bonding describes adding to your tooth, contouring describes sculpting a small amount of enamel from it, and depending on your specific needs, they may be performed together.
What is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a biocompatible, tooth-colored composite resin that is bonded to the problem area of a tooth using advanced dental adhesive. Bonding can be recommended for teeth with minor to moderate cosmetic blemishes, such as;
- Stubborn, localized tooth stains, including internal discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Cracks in tooth enamel (craze lines)
- Teeth that seem too small
- A large space between two teeth
- A tooth with a cavity (composite resin can also be used to create tooth-colored fillings)
What is Tooth Contouring?
Tooth contouring, or tooth reshaping, is the light sculpting of a tooth’s outer layer of enamel to make it fit more comfortably and naturally with the rest of your teeth. Taking special care to preserve your tooth’s structure, Dr. Browne will gently reshape the tooth to smooth jagged edges, make it smaller, or buff out rough areas of the tooth’s enamel.
Ask Dr. Browne if Bonding/Contouring Are Right for You
With tooth bonding and contouring, Dr. Browne can significantly improve your smile without having to drastically change your tooth structure. To find out if you can benefit from bonding and contouring, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Browne’s dental office in Prairie Village, KS, today at (913) 901-8585. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Lenxa, Kansas City, Olathe, and all surrounding communities.