Cosmetic Dental Care With Bonding And Contouring

richfield dental bondingIf you have issues with the color and shape of your teeth, then you may need to receive cosmetic dental care. In today’s blog, your Richfield, MN, dentist could offer cosmetic repair and improvement with dental bonding and tooth contouring. In just one visit, we could make major changes to the appearance of your smile.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding employs the same composite resin we use in our tooth-colored fillings, which means cosmetic repair that blends with the tooth. The treatment takes only one visit to complete. After we administer a local numbing agent, we will then clean the tooth and etch the surface. Afterward, we place the prepared composite resin in several lawyers, which we have already shaded to blend with your tooth. As the material is cured under a light, the dentist will gently sculpt and mold your tooth for a more attractive appearance. The last step is to polish the tooth completely.

With dental bonding, we can repair minor chips and cracks, or prevent decay and infection. Placement could also close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth, and also reshape, malformed teeth too. We could use the procedure to also lengthen worn down teeth and even mask permanent teeth stains!


Dental contouring is a very different procedure, but also one that can be addressed in one visit. The process involves gently sanding and buffing the outer structure to address and correct minor esthetic issues. For example, we can reshape overly large teeth, or dull sharp, pointed, or jagged teeth. The procedure could also help address very minor chips, and smooth our pits, rough patches, and grooves in your tooth. This could be done in the same visit as bonding, or in a separate one.

Cosmetic Consultations

How do you know if your smile benefits from these procedures? Well, you need to undergo a cosmetic consultation. During this visit, we will carefully examine your smile with advanced digital technology, and create a personalized treatment plan to improve overall beauty. We also talk about your hopes and goals for your smile too. If you have cavities or infected teeth, we could even offer restorative care with an esthetic touch, creating fillings and crowns that blend seamlessly with your smile.

If you have any questions about how we boost smile beauty in only one visit, or about our lifelike dental restorations, then contact our team today. A stunning smile is possible, and we would love to help you!

Talk To Your Richfield, MN Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry

We would like to help transform the beauty and function of your smile with our esthetic treatments. To find out more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, contact your Richfield, MN, dentist, Dr. Keller, by calling (612) 861-7188.