Cosmetic dental treatments can breathe new life into your smile. Cosmetic treatments are designed to shape or modify your natural teeth to create a brighter, straighter smile. If you’ve never explored your options for cosmetic treatment, it might be because you’re intimidated by the prospect of making significant changes to the structure of your teeth. Not every cosmetic treatment requires a major overhaul of your teeth. There are conservative cosmetic dental treatments available to you, that can improve the appearance of your smile without drastic or prolonged treatments. Dental bonding and contouring is one such treatment.
What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring are actually two separate treatments that are often used in tandem for cosmetic effect. Dental bonding involves the use of clear or tooth-colored dental resin to add volume and shape to your natural tooth. This dental resin is lifelike in appearance, and durable, so it holds up over time along with your natural tooth structure. Dental contouring is the inverse treatment. Contouring gently shapes the existing dental enamel that you have to create a more even and appealing shape. Using these treatments together, your dentist can improve the appearance of your smile.
What Makes Bonding and Contouring a Conservative Dental Treatment?
This tandem of cosmetic treatments is considered a conservative dental treatment, because it doesn’t require the fabrication of dental prosthetics, or a significant change to the structure of your teeth. Rather, bonding and contouring are used to shape your existing structure. The treatment can often be completed in just one visit, so you don’t have to worry about making a series of appointments or drastically altering your lifestyle habits for an extended period of time.
In What Cases Should I Choose Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring can be used for a wide range of adjustments to your teeth. Bonding is used to add volume, and the dental resin can be used to fill in surface cracks and grooves as well. Dental contouring is used to shape teeth that have awkward, jagged edges. Contouring can also shape a tooth that is noticeably larger than the surrounding teeth, giving you a more uniform smile. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your smile and determine the best cosmetic treatment, or series of cosmetic treatments, for your case.
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