Improving The Natural Beauty Of Your Teeth

Improving The Natural Beauty Of Your TeethYour teeth may not be completely straight, nor proportional. Few individuals have a naturally perfect set of teeth, but that doesn’t mean that your teeth aren’t beautiful. In many cases, simple cosmetic dental treatment can improve the natural beauty of your teeth. When you choose conservative cosmetic treatment, you can rest assured that you won’t need an invasive procedure. Rather, procedures like dental bonding and contouring are used to augment your natural teeth, making small adjustments to help them look their best. Here’s how these treatments can benefit your smile.

Dental Contouring Shapes the Enamel You Have

Your dental enamel is the outermost layer of your tooth. This hard layer protects the tissue underneath, and it also impacts the appearance of your smile. By gently shaping this enamel layer (contouring), your dentist can improve the symmetry and overall appearance of your smile. Dental contouring can be used to smooth out jagged edges that stand out in your smile and create discomfort. If you’ve got a tooth that’s noticeably longer than the surrounding teeth, then contouring can even out the tooth.

Dental Bonding Adds Volume Where Needed

Dental bonding may be thought of as the inverse of dental contouring. Dental bonding utilizes dental resin, a tooth-colored material, to add volume to your teeth where needed. If your teeth have surface-level cracks or chips on them, dental bonding can fill in those cracks and repair the damage. Bonding can also add volume to reduce the gaps between teeth, giving you a more balanced smile. The resin used in this process will match the look and feel of your natural teeth, without drastically altering the structure of your teeth.

Dental Bonding and Contouring Can Be Completed Simply

The best part about dental bonding and contouring treatment is that these treatment methods are minimally invasive, and they can be completed in just one visit in many cases. Your dentist won’t have to make radical alterations to the structure, rather, they’ll utilize the strength and stability of your natural teeth. The simple alterations made by bonding and contouring will liven up your smile and create a beautiful appearance that gives you comfort and confidence in social and professional settings.


Dr. Cassandra Pietrok and Dr. Tom St. Germain of Pacific Hills Dental believe in ongoing education, and use advanced technology to provide you and your family with high-quality dental care. As a Master and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, they are uniquely qualified to provide you and your family with a full range of dental health treatments. To make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation for yourself or for a family member at Pacific Hills Dental, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We proudly treat patients in Omaha, NE, and all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.