Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry for a Brand New Smile
Posted April 29, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you look in the mirror and see minor flaws in your smile, you should be aware that there are two cosmetic dental procedures that offer fast, effective solutions: bonding and contouring.
The process of adding to tooth structure is called bonding. The practice of reshaping teeth by removing tooth structure is called recontouring. Usually, bonding and contouring occur during one appointment and may be done separately or in conjunction with one another.
Bonding is done with composite resin, which is the same material used for all-white fillings. This procedure is usually used to close a gap between teeth or to repair a chip in a tooth. These restorations will be tinted to match your existing tooth structure, so it will appear unnoticeable. Bonding can also be used as a permanent teeth whitening solution.
Contouring can be used to smooth sharp canine teeth or soften rough or jagged edges on teeth. A tiny portion of enamel is gently removed during recontouring for a smoother, softer, appearance.
We’re Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager, and we recommend bonding and contouring to patients with a chipped, gapped, or misshapen smile. Make an appointment in our dental office today by calling (775) 800-4845. Conveniently located in Reno, Nevada, we welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and the surrounding areas.