Even small tooth imperfections can have a big effect on your smile. Fortunately, improving such imperfections can often be a minor process, especially with the help of tooth bonding and contouring. Bonding describes the process of applying tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, covering an area that is worn, chipped, slightly misshapen, or more. Dr. Cook will shape the resin to match the original contour, then harden and polish the resin for an impressively lifelike finish. By contrast, contouring is the process of sculpting a small amount of enamel to slightly change the shape of a tooth, or to smooth out a jagged or protruding edge.
Because bonding and contouring are minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Cook can preserve a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure, which makes these treatments preferable. However, if you have several teeth that need correction, then you may benefit from a more comprehensive cosmetic solution, such as porcelain veneers.
Ask Dr. Cook About Bonding/Contouring
If you want to improve your smile while optimizing your long-term oral health, then ask Dr. Cook if bonding and contouring are your best option. To schedule a consultation, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.