Bonding & Contouring

Conservative Ways to Reshape Teeth

Even the smallest blemishes can have a dramatic impact on your smile’s appearance, and in many cases, your overall confidence. However, when tooth blemishes seem severe, fixing them might seem complicated and patients often hesitate or procrastinate to improve their smiles out of fear of needing extensive treatment. However, with customized tooth bonding and contouring, we can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes without having to drastically alter your healthy, natural tooth structure.

What is tooth bonding & contouring?

Bonding a tooth means applying a small amount of tooth-colored composite resin onto a specific area of its surface. The resin, which is made of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, is custom-tinted to match your specific tooth color. By bonding the resin to your tooth, we can correct issues such as chips, light cracks, excessive wear, odd spaces, and more. By contrast, contouring a tooth involves gently sculpting its outer layers of enamel. It can be recommended to correct issues such as overlapping and/or jagged edges, rough patches of enamel, or as a finishing touch to a more comprehensive smile makeover.

The benefits of conservative treatment

Both bonding and contouring teeth require minimal or no permanent change to your teeth, which means they won’t have a negative impact on your long-term oral health. By allowing you to preserve a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure, bonding and contouring offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Stronger, healthier teeth
  • Less risk of future tooth damage
  • Reduced risks of tooth decay and cavities
  • More natural, esthetically appealing results
  • And more

Learn about tooth bonding & contouring

Tooth bonding and contouring can give your smile a significant cosmetic boost while keeping your treatment as minimally invasive as possible. To learn more about what tooth bonding and contouring can do, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402)330-2243.We proudly serve patients who live Omaha, Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard, and all surrounding communities.