Our experienced dentists provide a selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your smile and improve your sense of self-confidence. If you are looking for a conservative and affordable option, consider dental bonding and contouring. During bonding, your dentist will conceal flaws and reshape your teeth with naturally colored composite resin. If you undergo dental contouring, your practitioner will carefully trim your teeth to improve their shape or size. At Value Dental Centers in Goodyear, AZ, our team is highly skilled and uses meticulous techniques. Therefore, after your bonding and contouring treatment, you should enjoy beautiful, subtle, and natural results.
Is Dental Bonding and Contouring Right for You?
Dental bonding can be a good solution if you want to conceal flaws or reshape proportionately small teeth. Among other things, this treatment can correct:
- Stained teeth, especially if you have intrinsic discoloration, which will not respond to teeth whitening
- Small chips or cracks
- Small gaps between your teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Orthodontic issues that are not severe enough for Invisalign®
Contouring, on the other hand, is often a good option for proportionately large teeth. By removing a tiny layer of enamel, your dentist can also improve small chips, irregularly shaped teeth, and excessively pointed canines.
What Happens during Dental Bonding?
Prior to your treatment, your dentist will select a shade of composite that corresponds with your smile. With a broad range of colors from which to choose, we are sure to find one that is a near-perfect match. Then your practitioner will cover your teeth in a gentle chemical solution that will create microscopic grooves in your enamel. This etching process will increase the surface area of your teeth so that the composite will attach to them more securely. Next, your dentist will spread a bonding agent on your teeth before applying the composite resin. Deftly shaping the material, your practitioner will conceal blemishes and create a smooth, natural finish. When finished, he or she will shine a curing light on your teeth to harden the composite.
What Happens during Dental Contouring?
Like bonding, contouring is a conservative procedure that does not typically require even local anesthesia. Before beginning your treatment, your dentist will create a custom cosmetic plan, determining exactly how much tissue to remove. He or she will work with you during the planning stages to ensure that your treatment meets your specific goals. Then your practitioner will buff off an incredibly fine layer of dental tissue. Often, he or she will remove only a few millimeters of enamel.
The Benefits of Bonding and Contouring
There are many reasons to consider dental bonding and contouring.
- First the procedures can dramatically alter the look of your smile. After treatment, your enhanced grin could even make you look several years younger.
- Second, bonding and contouring are conservative and involve virtually no discomfort. Plus, bonding is reversible. If the composite comes off, you will not experience any tooth sensitivity. However, you will need to replace it to maintain the look of your smile.
- Bonding and contouring are suitable for most patients. In contrast, dental erosion may disqualify you from receiving porcelain veneers.
- Finally, these treatments are both very affordable. Therefore, if you are watching your budget, they can be good alternatives to veneers.
Contact Value Dental Centers Goodyear
Contact our office to learn more about bonding and contouring. Following a complete consultation, we will begin creating your personal treatment plan.