Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth through filling in gaps and shaping them, bonding and contouring techniques may be sufficient for you.

What are Bonding and Contouring?

Bonding is a cosmetic technique used to aesthetically improve the look of a patient’s teeth through eliminating gaps and improving the shape. Bonding materials can also be used to fill cavities or as a protective layer over an exposed root of a tooth.

For contouring, the technique involves removing or “contouring” dental enamel to improve the appearance of your teeth. When paired with bonding, Dr. Kim can fill spaces while also improving length and shape.

You May Benefit from Bonding and Contouring if you Have:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Stained teeth from drinking coffee or wine or using tobacco
  • Crooked teeth
  • Minor bite problems

What to Expect When Getting Bonding and Contouring

Dr. Kim typically performs this procedure in one appointment. He begins with applying an etching solution, followed by applying tooth-colored resin materials directly to the tooth’s surface where correction is needed. For bonding and contouring, it is important that you have normal, healthy teeth and that there’s still adequate bone between your teeth to support them.

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your natural teeth, bonding and contouring may be right for you. Contact Healthy Living Dentistry today to learn more about our cosmetic services.

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