Take a look at your smile. What’s the first thing that catches your eye? Is it the chips or gaps in your smile? If so, Reno family and restorative dentists Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager offer two procedures to help you overcome these smile flaws: dental bonding and contouring.
At Wager Evans Dental, we believe that these dental procedures go hand-in-hand. Dental bonding is used to correct smile flaws, such as chips, gaps, and permanent stains, and contouring is used to blend your bonding restorations with your existing smile.
What is Involved with Dental Bonding and Contouring?
When you come to our Spanish Springs dentist office for your bonding and contouring procedure, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will begin by cleaning your tooth and preparing it for your restoration. Sometimes, especially when your restoration is being placed on a sharp canine tooth or teeth with jagged edges, this preparation includes minimal enamel reduction.
Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager will use composite resin, the same biocompatible, safe, durable material that is used for all-white dental fillings, to restore your smile flaw. Once the composite resin, which has already been color tinted to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, has been applied to your tooth or teeth, your dentist will contour the material to repair the chip, close the gap, or conceal the stain. During contouring, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will use their expert eye to ensure that your restoration fits in with your existing tooth structure and looks natural in your overall appearance.
Once the contouring process is complete, your dentist will set your restoration with a powerful curing light and then polish your bonded tooth to ensure its natural look.
How Long does Dental Bonding and Contouring Take, and How Long will the Results Last?
Generally, bonding and contouring can be completed in just one visit to our Sparks dentist office, and the results of this procedure can last for up to ten years with proper care and dental hygiene. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental bonding and contouring, call Wager Evans Dental at (775) 800-4845 or visit us online at wagerevans.com.