What should you do about a tooth that is improperly formed? What about a tooth that has an unsightly appearance thanks to an accident? If your smile is inhibited because you have a tooth that is a poor size, shows damage, or is otherwise detrimental to your appearance, cosmetic bonding and contouring can benefit you. In a single visit your dentist can reshape your tooth, hide imperfections, and even mask discoloration that cosmetic teeth whitening agents will not treat. These treatments are effective cosmetic procedures that can tackle a range of tooth problems.
1. You Have A Tooth That Has Signs Of Physical Trauma
Physical trauma on a tooth is frustrating, because unlike a superficial injury to your skin, your tooth will not “heal” and return to its normal appearance. Contouring is effective against small chips that throw off the shape of your tooth. For a tooth that darkened as a result of injury, bonding can hide this discoloration. However, if the injury left your tooth in poor condition physically, you may need a dental crown placed on it.
2. You Want To Cover A Gap Between Teeth Without Orthodontics
If you have an unnaturally small tooth, it can leave a visible space between it and a neighboring tooth. With cosmetic bonding, your dentist can build on its size. By doing so, the gap between teeth can be eliminated, without an orthodontic procedure.
3. Bonding Can Be Quick And Cost-Effective
Porcelain veneers do a terrific job transforming your smile into a stunning sight. However, the process of receiving them can take multiple visits, and a small amount of your enamel may have to be taken off to make room for them. Dental bonding can be completed in a single visit, and will typically be cheaper than receiving porcelain veneers.