Touchup Your Smile with Tooth Bonding or Contouring

Teeth stains aren’t the only minor imperfections that can affect your smile’s appearance. Small chips, spaces, internal tooth discoloration, and more might also need to be addressed as part of your complete smile makeover. Still, the fewer alterations to your teeth, the better, and bonding and contouring are often the preferable choice for minimally-invasive smile correction.

How Bonding and Contouring Work

Tooth bonding is the process of using tooth-colored composite resin to repair chips, cracks, and other surface blemishes by rebuilding the marred tooth structure. Dr. Newton can apply the custom-tinted resin to the affected area of your tooth, then artfully sculpt it to match the tooth’s ideal contour. Dr. Newton will then harden the resin for a durable finish that will last through years of biting and chewing.

Contouring is often performed alongside bonding, but can also be performed alone, depending on your specific needs. For teeth that have jagged edges, or that overlap nearby teeth, Dr. Newton can gently contour (sculpt) the tooth’s outer layer for a more attractive and symmetrical shape. Because of its minimal nature, contouring can help you preserve a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while offering dramatic smile improvement results.

Find Out if Bonding & Contouring Are Right for You

Cosmetic bonding and contouring may be able to dramatically improve your smile with little or no permanent changes to your tooth structure. To find out if bonding and contouring are right for you, schedule an appointment by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.