Cosmetic Bonding & Contouring

Cosmetic bonding is used to repair decayed teeth, repair broken teeth, cover up tooth discolorations, and close up gaps. It can usually be done with no need for anesthesia.

Cosmetic bonding (also called dental bonding) is used to correct minor imperfections in a patient’s tooth. The surface of the affected tooth is first roughened in order to allow the bonding material to stick to the surface of the tooth. Next, a condition liquid is applied to the surface of the tooth. The bonding material is applied to the tooth and then molded to the desired shape. The bonding material is fabricated out of tooth-colored resin so that it will match the natural look of existing teeth. The entire treatment can then be smoothed in order to make a beautiful looking smile.

The use of this procedure allows a dentist to deal with several types of issues that affect the beauty of a smile. It is a simple treatment that does not normally need the use of anesthesia. The discomfort level during the treatment is also very minimal. This bonding and contouring treatment allows a dentist to repair and restore crooked teeth and overlapping teeth without the need for extensive treatments or multiple visits. Most bonding and contouring treatments can be completed in one office visit.

This procedure is used to change the shape of a tooth, the length of a tooth, or even the position of an overlapping tooth. After removing a very small amount of tooth enamel, the dentist will add a bonding material that he can then shape to the desired shape and length.

Cosmetic bonding and contouring can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatment for the most advantageous outcome. For example, dental contouring may be paired with porcelain veneers with the purpose of beautifying a smile.

Call Your All American Smile Center today for a consultation. Dr. Oser and his staff can help you determine exactly what your goals are and which procedures will accomplish those goals in the most effective way.