How Does Bonding And Contouring Fix A Tooth?

If you have cosmetic issues with your teeth, such as permanent teeth stains or possibly even minor damage, we may recommend cosmetic solutions. We can use bonding and contouring to help fix your teeth, often in just a single sitting.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding begins with the dentist cleaning the tooth and possibly etching the surface. The team then prepares the bonding material, which is made from the same composite resin we use for tooth-colored fillings. We can shade the material to blend with your tooth. After applying the material, the dentist can sculpt and mold the tooth as it cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more esthetically-pleasing appearance. In one visit we can repair minor chips, reshape malformed teeth, close gaps between teeth, and mask permanent teeth stains.

Dental Contouring

With dental contouring we don’t add to the tooth, instead we gently buff away a small amount of outer tooth structure. Doing so allows our team to dull overly pointed teeth, reshape damaged or malformed teeth, and remove any pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface. As with bonding, this only takes one visit and we can often perform both procedures in the same sitting.

The Dangers of a Damaged Tooth

You should consider seeing us if you notice any damage to your tooth. Even a minor chip could potentially expose the sensitive inner tooth structure to harmful bacteria, leading to the onset of decay or infection. If you sustain an injury but don’t notice any obvious damage, still let us examine your smile incase you developed a dental fracture, which we can fix with a custom-made dental crown. If you have any questions or concerns about either bonding or contouring, or if you recently sustained an injury to your tooth or teeth, then contact our team today.

Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our team can help repair and restore teeth, often in just one sitting. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.