Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring for Teeth

The good thing about most cosmetic dental issues is that they can often be corrected with the help of minimally invasive treatment. For example, topical teeth-whitening can erase most common teeth stains and brighten your smile quickly and conveniently. With cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, we can address a wide range of other cosmetic blemishes to improve your smile and optimize the health and integrity of your teeth.

The Purpose of Bonding a Tooth

Tooth bonding is the process of using tooth-colored composite resin to correct certain kinds of blemishes with your tooth structure. The resin is made from biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles, and it can be tinted to the specific color and shade of the tooth that it’s bonded to. After bonding the resin to your tooth, we can sculpt it to match the shape and contour of your healthy tooth structure. This allows us to use bonding to address a variety of issues, including:

  • Worn down tooth structure
  • Chipped tooth edges
  • Lightly cracked surfaces
  • Noticeable spaces between teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • And more

The Benefits of Tooth Contouring

Like tooth bonding, tooth contouring is designed to achieve optimal cosmetic improvement with minimal changes to your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, instead of using composite resin, the process involves gently sculpting a small area of tooth’s outer enamel. Tooth contouring can help address a variety of issues in a minimally invasive manner, including:

  • Jagged or sharp teeth
  • Overlapping teeth edges
  • Teeth that seem too large
  • Rough patches of tooth enamel
  • And more

Improve Your Tooth with Bonding/Contouring

Depending on your specific smile needs, you may be able to improve it completely and with minimal treatment. To find out if you can benefit from cosmetic tooth bonding/contouring, schedule an appointment with us by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at 713-926-8896.