If you are looking for a conservative, yet highly effective cosmetic treatment, dental bonding and contouring at our Chandler, AZ office may be the ideal option. These procedures reshape teeth and mask slight aesthetic blemishes to create younger looking, brighter smile. During bonding, the dentist will add structure your teeth with composite resin, tinted to match the color of your natural teeth. During contouring, we remove enamel to make teeth look smooth and uniform. At Value Dental Centers Chandler, our team has years of experience with cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, they can achieve stunning effects. At the same time, your treatment will be very quick with negligible discomfort.
Is Dental Bonding and Contouring Right for You?
Dental bonding can correct the following cosmetic issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Proportionately small teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small gaps in your grin
- One or two misaligned, rotated, or tipped teeth
- Discoloration that is unresponsive to teeth whitening
Dental contouring is primarily intended to correct proportionately large or irregularly shaped teeth. In some cases, we can also use contouring to even out chipped teeth, particularly if damage is located along the edges.
To qualify for dental bonding and contouring, you should have overall good oral health. Your dentist will conduct a compete exam to determine your candidacy. He or she will need to treat any current decay or gum disease before beginning cosmetic care.
The Dental Bonding Process
Dental bonding involves almost no prep work. Prior to your treatment, your dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that matches your teeth. Then he or she will coat your teeth in a mild chemical solution, which will lightly etch your dental enamel. The resulting grooves will be invisible. They will simply increase the surface area of your teeth so that the bonding agent will adhere more securely. After coating your teeth in the bonding agent, your dentist will apply the composite resin. He or she will carefully shape the material so that it is smooth and fully conceals cosmetic flaws. Your practitioner will then harden the material with a special light before trimming off any excess composite and polishing your teeth.
The Dental Contouring Process
Like bonding, contouring is a conservative treatment that involves little prep work. Your dentist will carefully trim away a very small amount of dental enamel. We can provide local anesthesia, if desired. However, the treatment involves little discomfort, and most patients do not require anesthetic. After your teeth have a more desirable shape, your dentist will give them a final polish.
The Benefits of Bonding and Contouring
Although dental bonding and contouring are conservative treatments, the results can be truly transformative. You may not realize how much slight irregularities can affect the look of your smile. After your treatment, your grin will appear straighter, brighter, and healthier. Often, bonding and contouring can take years from your appearance. In turn, you could enjoy a greater sense of confidence, which could impact virtually every aspect of your life.
Additionally, these two treatments are very affordable. Bonding can have many of the same effects as porcelain veneers, although the results typically do not last as long. Nevertheless, because bonding is so reasonably priced, you can undergo touchup treatments as needed.