How Tooth Bonding And Contouring Can Change Your Smile
Posted July 10, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
The goal of cosmetic dental work – a better smile – is straightforward, even if the path needed to reach that goal differs from patient to patient. One approach that can often be of benefit to patients is cosmetic bonding and contouring. This sequence of treatments makes it possible to reshape, resize, and whiten a problem tooth. These procedures can be performed together, and you may be able to leave with your results after just a single appointment. If you want to know if bonding and contouring will be appropriate for you, or if you have any other questions about cosmetic care, your dentist can outline your options during a cosmetic consultation.
Your smile may be affected by an unsightly gap, a tooth that is misshapen, or the wrong size, or from a discolored tooth that clashes with its neighbors. All of these problems can be fixed with a bonding and contouring treatment. Contouring involves the removal of whatever amount of enamel is causing negative effects with your appearance. Bonding involves the placing of composite resin on your tooth – your dentist takes care to shape the resin so that the tooth looks natural, and fits in with its neighbors. This can also provide coverage that hides discoloration, even forms of discoloration a professional whitening treatment can fail to remedy.
If you have questions about cosmetic care, a consultation can help you receive guidance that is tailored to your needs. Your dentist will be able to base recommendations on your current condition. For example, porcelain veneers are great for transforming your appearance, but it is not possible to place them on a tooth already outfitted with a dental crown.
Bonding and contouring can provide big changes to your appearance, and the treatments you need can be fit into one appointment! You can count on comprehensive care at Wager-Evans Dental, with our staff committed to making sure your oral health needs are being fully met. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome patients who come see us from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To make arrangements for your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.