Dental bonding and contouring can remedy the esthetic flaws of a particular tooth. If your smile is marred by a tooth that is misshapen, discolored, or has suffered physical damage, these cosmetic treatments can cover visible imperfections, and bring that tooth into harmony with the rest. It should be noted that if a tooth has been affected by ongoing issues, your dentist will need to perform any necessary restorative treatments before performing cosmetic treatments. Bonding and contouring can typically be performed in a single visit.
What Bonding And Contouring Provide
Contouring is a process where your dentist removes small amounts of enamel on your tooth, to reshape it. This service can reduce the size of a tooth that is too large, correct a tooth that is misshapen, and can smooth out the damage in a chipped tooth. Dental bonding is a process where your dentist affixes (“bonds”) a special resin material over the enamel of your tooth. By adding this material to your tooth, your dentist can cover chips and cracks, can add size to a smaller tooth, and can cover a gap between teeth. The resin can be customized to match the color of your teeth.
Treating A Damaged Tooth
Cosmetic dental procedures offer a variety of treatment options for flaws in teeth. While bonding and contouring enable your dentist to restore your appearance after you have suffered damage to a tooth, that damage may need treatment for its health. If a crack in your tooth has left the tooth’s pulp exposed, you may need a root canal treatment, as this exposure leaves that tooth vulnerable to infections.