Minimally Invasive Smile Improvement

Not all smile blemishes can be corrected as easily as stains can be erased with teeth-whitening. However, even seemingly serious issues, like chipped or oddly spaced teeth, can often be addressed in a minimally invasive manner with tooth bonding and contouring. Bonding a tooth involves placing customized, tooth-colored composite resin on the affected area of the tooth. Your dentist sculpts the resin to match your tooth’s ideal size and shape, and then hardens and polishes it for a durable, lifelike finish. By contrast, tooth contouring describes gently sculpting a small area of a tooth that protrudes over a nearby tooth, or has a jagged or sharp edge. In many cases, tooth bonding and/or contouring can create dramatic smile improvement results without changing a drastic amount of your tooth structure.

Bonding and Contouring a More Attractive Smile

Because of their ability to conveniently change the size, shape, color, and appearance of your teeth, bonding and contouring are often recommended for a variety of cosmetic concerns. For instance, severe tooth discoloration that can’t be erased with whitening may be corrected with tooth-colored bonding. A tooth that seems out of alignment because it overlaps another may be contoured to fit more appropriately among the teeth surrounding it. In addition to improving your smile’s appearance, bonding and contouring help keep your teeth strong and healthy by minimizing the amount of alterations needed to your tooth structure.

Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Bonding & Contouring

Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring are often the ideal solution for improving a smile’s appearance in the least invasive manner. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages from Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.