Using Bonding And Contouring To Address Smile Flaws
Posted May 12, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Different issues can affect a person’s smile, and there is no single reason patients express interest in undergoing cosmetic dental work. You could find yourself dissatisfied by a tooth that is of abnormal shape or size. You could start looking for a cosmetic solution to a minor, but visible, tooth injury. Of course, many people feel concerned about the brightness of their smile. A bonding and contouring treatment can address a variety of different concerns, and many patients can walk away from a single appointment with their desired changes.
Bonding and contouring are often performed during the same procedure, and can often be fitted into a single appointment. Contouring will be performed when some chipping needs to be smoothed out, or if a tooth is too large, or uneven. Bonding involves covering a tooth with composite resin, which is permanently affixed to your enamel. The bonding process can lead to improvements with the shape and condition of a tooth, while also improving its color. It can even help make a tooth appear larger!
Bonding and contouring can help with several different cosmetic problems, but it is not the only cosmetic procedure your dentist makes available. You could have porcelain veneers placed – veneers can cover the same issues as bonding and contouring, but the porcelain shells placed on teeth can offer superior durability. However, veneers can be more expensive, and take longer to place. If your only goal in cosmetic work is to address stains in your enamel, a whitening treatment from your dentist can help.
A bonding and contouring treatment at Wager-Evans Dental can lead to some big improvements to how you look. You can take care of teeth that are damaged, discolored, or misshapen – many people only need one appointment to have the procedure completed. If you are interested in seeing how bonding and contouring can help you, reach out to schedule a consultation. Located in Reno, NV, our practice is proud to welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or you can contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. Our patient forms can be retrieved online.