Bonding & Contouring Smile Enhancement
At Sky Creek Dental, our dentists in Keller can help you get the smile you desire with minimal time and effort. Tooth bonding and contouring are minimally invasive cosmetic techniques that can reshape, resize, and rejuvenate your teeth in a single visit!
The Advantages of Tooth Bonding in Keller
Tooth bonding is a popular cosmetic solution that utilizes a tooth-colored composite resin (the same material often used for discreet tooth fillings) to improve the look of your teeth. This resin bonds to and blends with your natural tooth structure, offering a fast and easy solution that looks and feels natural!
Tooth bonding helps address the following:
- Repairs teeth with minor surface cracks
- Reshapes teeth with chipped or worn edges
- Covers localized stains or discolored spots on a tooth
- Fills areas where the tooth enamel has worn thin
What to Expect: Tooth Bonding Process
Tooth bonding is a simple process. The composite resin is mixed to match your natural teeth and then applied to the necessary teeth to fill cracks, cover stains, and create an even surface. This will not cause you any pain and will be over before you know it. After that, a special light is used to harden the resin onto the teeth. This process may need to be repeated several times until the desired results are achieved. It’s that easy!
What to Expect: Tooth Contouring
Tooth contouring or reshaping is a quick and easy process that involves sculpting a small amount of enamel to alter the shape of a tooth. This minor technique can have dramatic results for the symmetry and appearance of your smile. And since it’s minimally invasive, you may not even need 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 process begins, our team will take x-rays to understand the structure of your teeth and gums, and to assess the amount of healthy enamel we have to work with. When the time comes, we’ll use a laser, fine diamond bur, or other instruments to sculpt your teeth into the desired shape. After that, we’ll make sure your bite is aligned and comfortable, and then we’ll smooth out the edges and polish the teeth. Depending on the extent of the contouring, the entire process could take as little as one 30-minute appointment!
How Long Does Bonding & Contouring Last?
After your bonding or contouring treatment at Sky Creek Dental, the results typically last up to 10 years. To extend the benefits of these treatments, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and to avoid biting hard candy, ice, or other items that could damage the bonding materials. In the event of a broken or cracked bonded tooth, our office in Keller can easily repair it for you.
It’s important to remember 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.