Tooth bonding and contouring are simple, noninvasive ways to improve teeth that exhibit a variety of blemishes. Bonding describes the use of tooth-colored composite resin – a biocompatible, highly-customizable material – to add to or correct imperfect tooth structure. By contrast, contouring describes gently reshaping a tooth by sculpting or smoothing the outermost layers of enamel. Each cosmetic treatment can be performed separately as needed, or together during the same procedure, depending on your specific needs.
How Bonding/Contouring Can Improve Your Smile
By changing the size, shape, and appearance of one or more teeth, bonding and contouring can have a dramatic impact on your smile’s overall appearance. By minimizing how much tooth structure is altered, the procedures can also help you preserve a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. In some cases, bonding and contouring can be a more cost-effective solution to other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers, and may be recommended for issues such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth with worn or rough edges/surfaces
- Visibly weak, mottled, or cracked tooth enamel
- Slightly misaligned or overlapping teeth
- Teeth that seem too small or short compared to those around them
- Spaces between teeth
- And more
Call Dr. Caytlyn Bonura at Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM!
As a true family dentist, Dr. Caytlyn Bonura offers caring, patient-centered dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. From young children to teens, and adults of all ages, Silver Smiles offers a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that are tailored to your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonura, call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly welcome patients from Lordsburg, Bayard, Deming, and all surrounding communities.