Bonding & Contouring

Bonding and/or Contouring Blemished Teeth

Besides teeth stains, there are numerous other types of tooth blemishes that can affect your smile’s appearance. When addressing these concerns, our goal remains to minimize the amount of alteration to your tooth structure so you can preserve a maximum amount of healthy, undamaged tooth. With cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, we can create significant improvements to the size, shape, contour, and texture of one or more of your teeth, all while keeping your treatment highly conservative.

What Is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is another name for using tooth-colored composite resin to address certain types of issues with your healthy, natural tooth structure. Composite resin is made from biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles, and it can be customized to match the unique color of your tooth. After the resin is bonded to your tooth, we can sculpt it, harden it, and polish it, creating a durable and lifelike finish. Bonding may be recommended for a variety of concerns, including severe tooth discoloration, chipped or worn edges, minor cracks, excessive spaces between teeth, and more.

What Is Tooth Contouring?

While bonding your tooth involves bonding biocompatible material to its structure, contouring a tooth involves gently sculpting away a minimal amount of your tooth’s outer enamel. The procedure is gentle enough that most patients don’t require dental sedation, and it’s conservative enough to minimize the extent of alteration required to your tooth structure. In some cases, we may recommend tooth contouring to correct an overlapping tooth edge, smooth a jagged or pointy tooth, correct a rough area of your tooth enamel, and more.

Ask Us About Tooth Bonding & Contouring

Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring can offer a more conservative way to address several different types of cosmetic blemishes. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call our Ballard Neighborhood Dentist office in Seattle, WA, today at 206-789-2555. We also proudly serve the residents of Shoreline, Edmonds, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, and all surrounding communities.

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