One of the best things about cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring is that they can create impressive smile improvement results with minimal changes to your teeth. However, the other major benefit is that they can address a wide range of dental health issues, depending on each patient’s specific needs and preferences. For instance, even if you have several different concerns with the appearance of your teeth, tooth bonding and/or contouring can help you address all of them without the need for multiple treatments.
Stains that don’t go away
Teeth stains are the most common cosmetic dental issue, and while most of them can be erased with professional teeth-whitening, some forms of discoloration can’t be. If the change in tooth color occurs within your tooth structure instead of on your teeth’s surfaces, then your dentist may be able to correct them with tooth-colored resin.
Chips, cracks, and more
A chipped or cracked tooth is worrisome for several reasons, especially if the damage is severe. However, in many cases, the structure and appearance of the tooth can be restored with cosmetic bonding and/or contouring. Tooth-colored resin can build the tooth structure back up, and if necessary, contouring can smooth any jagged edges for an optimal finish.
Improper bite balance
When you have minor changes in your tooth structure, it not only changes your smile’s appearance but also the way your bite functions. A worn or chipped tooth can make your bite uneven overall, which can generate excessive bite pressure that can make your problems worse. By correcting these issues with tooth contouring and/or contouring, you can significantly improve your bite’s function and your long-term oral health.
Learn if Bonding & Contouring Are Right for You
The combination of effective smile improvement and minimally invasive treatment make cosmetic bonding and contouring ideal for a number of different smile concerns. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.