Tooth bonding and contouring are minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures that are often performed together (though they can also be performed separately, as needed). Bonding utilizes a tooth-colored composite resin to restore a tooth’s shape, or to conceal discoloration that teeth whitening cannot address. By contrast, contouring describes minor reshaping of a tooth’s edge or outer layer to smooth rough edges or straighten a tooth’s uneven contour. Depending on the severity of your cosmetic issues, tooth bonding and/or contouring may be recommended if;

  • You have a tooth with a jagged edge
  • Your tooth exhibits localized discoloration
  • The enamel of a tooth develops minute, but visible, cracks
  • A tooth appears to small, or too large
  • You have an excessive space between two teeth

For More Serious Concerns

The non-invasive nature of bonding and contouring can often make the procedures a quick and comfortable solution; however, for more serious cosmetic concerns, tooth bonding/contouring may not suffice to improve your smile. For more serious chips and cracks, or for issues that require a combination of procedures, Dr. Keller will help you choose a more appropriate smile makeover plan, which may include lifelike dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or more.

Find Out Bonding/Contouring Can Help You

With cosmetic bonding and contouring, you can improve your smile with minimal dental work. To find out if bonding and contouring are right for you, call Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.