Helping Repair Chipped, Gapped, and Worn Teeth
Patients who have chipped or worn-down teeth may benefit from the minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry services of bonding and contouring. These services are designed to conservatively change a tooth’s size, shape, texture, and contour. We can perform bonding and contouring together or separately, depending on a patient’s unique needs.
What is Bonding?
Bonding is when a dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth and then shapes the resin to match the tooth’s natural contour. The dentist then hardens and polishes the resin for a lifelike and durable finish. Bonding is often suggested for dental issues such as chipped, gapped, or pitted teeth, and tooth discoloration that doesn’t respond to a regular teeth-whitening treatment.
What is Contouring?
Similar to bonding, contouring is designed to provide improvement to a smile with minimal changes to a tooth’s structure. During the service, the dentist will carefully sculpt a small amount of tooth enamel to address dental issues such as overlapping teeth, jagged edges, minor chips, and pointed bicuspids (sometimes referred to as “vampire teeth”).
Schedule a Bonding or Contouring Service with Us
Bonding and contouring can cosmetically address chipped, gapped, worn, or overlapping teeth. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, and the greater Houston area.