Bonding & Contouring
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry Near You
Bonding and contouring is a one-visit way to improve the look of your teeth and repair fractures and other damage. Although teeth bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, it offers you something special: the preservation of your teeth’s natural beauty and prolonged overall good dental health. This is because the composite resin can protect the site of tooth damage, without requiring any drilling or grinding of your natural teeth.
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Consider the Benefits of Dental Bonding and Contouring
Many patients are pleased with dental bonding’s cost, as it is a more affordable procedure than porcelain veneers that can produce similar results. Consider all the benefits of this simple cosmetic dentistry procedure:
- No sedation necessary
- No drilling or grinding of your natural teeth (although the dentist will need to shape the composite resin to create the appearance of a natural tooth)
- Ideal for most patients seeking to improve the look of a few teeth at a time
- Lasts for several years – easy to replace
- More affordable cost than other treatments
- One-day transformation with no restrictions on food or drink
Before and After: In one visit, we bonded and contoured our patient’s front teeth, without the need for drilling, sedation, or burring. Her healthy enamel remained intact.
Before and After: Our patient was self-conscious about his fractured front teeth. In a single visit to our practice, we were able to use composite resin and freehand shaping to correct the blemishes. The tooth fractures are also protected from further wear and damage, thanks to the bonded composite.
Composite Resin Transforms Your Teeth
Tooth bonding is a process in which your cosmetic dentist applies tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth. Tooth contouring is the second step, in which your dentist will carefully and gently sculpt and smooth the bonded composite resin until they’ve achieved a natural-looking result, without altering your teeth’s natural structure. This treatment can address issues like:
- Severe staining
- Chipped, fractured, or slightly cracked teeth
- Diastema, or a gap between two teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- And more
Teeth Bonding and Contouring FAQs
How Is It That This Procedure Can Be Done So Quickly?
Dental bonding and contouring is a one-visit way to upgrade your smile. It takes such a short amount of time because the composite resin dries quickly when exposed to a special UV light. Then, it often takes only a few minutes for our dentist to shape the resin into the shape of a natural tooth.
Will People Be Able to Tell I’ve Had My Teeth Bonded?
In general, no one will know that you’ve had any work done. We can even match the resin to the color of your surrounding teeth for the most natural look – or use the resin to conceal stains on certain teeth, without having to grind away your enamel.
Does Teeth Bonding and Contouring Require Sedation?
Preserving your healthy tooth structure is just as important as perfecting your smile. For some cosmetic blemishes, dental bonding and contouring is minimally invasive but provides highly effective results in as little as one office visit, and sedation is not necessary. Request a consultation for bonding and contouring near you.
Is Tooth Bonding and Contouring Right for You?
If you’re looking to improve your smile, you can find out whether you’re a good candidate for teeth bonding and contouring by scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, in the downtown area. Request an appointment online, or call us at (816) 897-4288.
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