Bonding and Contouring: The Finishing Touch for Your Smile

Bonding and Contouring: The Finishing Touch for Your Smile

Posted July 21, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Do gaps, chips, or misshapen teeth mar your otherwise gorgeous smile? Cosmetic bonding and contouring can correct those flaws to bring out the full potential of your smile. Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager, cosmetic dentists, perform bonding and contouring procedures in their Reno, NV, dental practice.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding involves applying layers of composite resin, which we also use for white fillings, to the teeth. This procedure can close a diastema (gap) between teeth or repair chips or pits in the teeth. Because the composite resin material can be tinted to match your natural teeth, the bonding will be seamless. Bonding is also a wonderful options to whiten the teeth, as it can be placed on the fronts of all of your teeth for dazzling, uniform color. Only minor tooth preparation is required for this procedure: an etching solution is applied to the enamel so that the bonding material adheres to teeth.

What is Cosmetic Contouring?

While bonding adds to tooth structure, contouring reshapes teeth by removing tooth structure. When teeth have jagged or serrated edges, a slightly crooked appearance, or are too sharp or otherwise misshapen, contouring can improve the way they look. Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager can remove a small amount of tooth enamel with a gentle procedure. Once the contouring treatment is over, your teeth will look softer, smoother, and more uniform.

In most cases, bonding and contouring procedures can be performed during one dental appointment, but they are not necessarily both performed on the same patient. Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager will consult with you to determine if bonding, contouring, or another cosmetic dental procedure can improve your smile.

Please call Wager Evans Dental today at 775-829-7700 today for your appointment. We proudly serve patients in Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and the surrounding area.