Bonding & Contouring Smile Enhancement
Most modern cosmetic dentistry techniques can be completed in a minimal amount of time, with little or no tooth preparation necessary. Tooth bonding and contouring at Sky Creek Dental in Keller are minimally invasive techniques to reshape, resize, and rejuvenate your smile, and can usually be completed in one single visit!
The Advantages of Tooth Bonding in Keller
Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic solution that involves applying tooth-colored composite resin (the same material often used for discreet tooth fillings) to a specific area of a tooth. Because it bonds to and blends in with your natural tooth structure, the resin offers a relatively quick and simple fix for multiple issues.
Tooth bonding at Sky Creek Dental can help address:
- Teeth with minor surface cracks
- Teeth with chipped or worn edges
- Localized stains or discolored spots on a tooth
- Areas where the tooth enamel has worn thin
What to Expect: Tooth Bonding Process
Tooth bonding at our Keller dental office is straightforward. First, the composite resin material is mixed to the appropriate shade that matches your natural teeth. Then the resin is applied to the necessary teeth and it will fill cracks, cover stains, and create a more even surface. Next, a special light is used to cure, or harden, the resin onto the teeth. The resin application and curing may be repeated a couple more times until the desired results are achieved. It’s that easy!
The Advantages of Tooth Contouring
Tooth contouring or reshaping is also a simple procedure, but instead of bonding resin to a tooth, this treatment involves gently sculpting a small amount of enamel to change a tooth’s shape. Although the technique is minor, it can produce dramatic results for the symmetry and appearance of your smile. Additionally, because tooth contouring is minimally invasive, you may not even require a form of anesthesia for the procedure.
Tooth contouring at Sky Creek Dental can help address:
- Gapped or broken teeth
- Teeth that have jagged edges
- Teeth that are longer or shorter than others
- Overlapping teeth
What to Expect: Tooth Contouring Process
Before the contouring treatment begins, our team will first take x-rays to get a better idea of the structure of your teeth and gums, as well as the amount of healthy enamel we are working with. Once it’s time to get started, the teeth are sculpted into the desired shape with a laser, fine diamond bur, or other instruments. Afterward, we ensure your bite is properly aligned and comfortable, and then finally we smooth out the edges and polish the teeth. Depending on the extent of the contouring needed for your smile, it could take as little as one 30-minutes appointment!
How Long Does Bonding & Contouring Last?
After bonding or contouring treatment at Sky Creek Dental, our patients are typically able to enjoy their results for up to 10 years. To maximize the benefits of these treatments, it is important to maintain a proper oral care routine and to avoid biting hard candy, ice, or other items that could chip the bonding materials. We know accidents happen, so if you break or crack a bonded tooth, just call our office in Keller and we can easily repair it for you.
Keep in mind that because the resin bonding material is similar to the tooth’s enamel, it can absorb stains over time. Due to this concern, some patients opt to choose porcelain veneers instead of bonding or contouring to accomplish a more resistant smile transformation.
Bonding or Contouring- A Simple Smile Upgrade
With custom tooth bonding and/or contouring, you can enjoy a more attractive smile and better long-term oral health thanks to minimal changes to your natural teeth. To find out if you can benefit from bonding or contouring, call Sky Creek Dental in Keller, TX, at 817-431-4200.
We proudly serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.