The art of improving your smile involves more than just addressing the appearance of your teeth and gums. It also involves preserving as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. While today’s cosmetic and restorative dental improvements are more durable and lifelike than ever before, your long-term oral health still benefits more from retaining your natural tooth structure. For many patients, tooth bonding and contouring offer the most conservative, and therefore the most beneficial, solution to improving mild to moderate cosmetic blemishes.

What Bonding and Contouring Can Do

Bonding, which involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, can correct a multitude of issues without altering your tooth structure. Your dentist can bond the resin to a chipped, lightly cracked, or oddly spaced tooth to restore the tooth’s ideal contour. Your dentist can then sculpt, harden, and polish the resin for optimal results.

By contrast, contouring can smooth rough, jagged edges or areas of a tooth’s enamel to improve its uniformity with surrounding teeth. Though the process involves sculpting a small amount of enamel, the changes to your tooth structure are minimal and do not affect the tooth’s structural integrity.

Find Out if Bonding/Contouring Is the Right Option

If you want to improve your smile but don’t want to undergo extensive dental treatment, then cosmetic tooth bonding or contouring may be your best option. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.