Bonding and Contouring

Conservative improvements to your smile

Bonding and contouring

Benefits of Bonding & Contouring

Tooth Bonding and Cosmetic Contouring

When you want to improve your smile’s appearance, the most obvious solution isn’t always the best one. For example, if you have a tooth that’s severely stained, then you may believe teeth-whitening is the best way to improve it. If a tooth is chipped or cracked, a custom dental crown might seem like the only solution. 

However, with cosmetic Tooth Bonding and Cosmetic Contouring, we can often address these and a wide variety of other aesthetic concerns in a more minimally invasive manner than you might expect. Both Tooth Bonding and Cosmetic Contouring are effective ways to enhance your smile’s appearance.

What Does Tooth Bonding Involve?

The process of Tooth Bonding involves customizing a small portion of composite tooth resin, perfectly tinted to blend with your natural tooth color, and applying it to the affected area. This precision ensures the tooth bonding can effectively correct visible blemishes, offering a seamless aesthetic improvement.

After applying the resin, we’ll carefully sculpt it, harden it, and polish it, effectively correcting the tooth’s blemish. Tooth bonding may be recommended to improve:

  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Chipped or lightly cracked teeth
  • Too much space between teeth
  • Teeth that look too small
  • Teeth that have been worn down by bruxism

When Is Tooth Contouring the Right Choice?

Cosmetic Contouring of a tooth, while sharing the minimally invasive nature of Tooth Bonding, serves a unique purpose in the cosmetic dentistry landscape. Rather than adding to your tooth’s structure, contouring involves lightly sculpting a small amount from an area of its outer enamel. Contouring may be recommended for:

  • Smoothing a tooth’s jagged edge
  • Correcting a slightly misshapen tooth
  • Sculpting down an exceptionally pointy tooth
  • Smoothing a rough area of tooth enamel

Put Your Dental in Good Hands

Schedule your dental appointment today and take a proactive step towards maintaining your oral health! by calling Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at (515) 256-1176.

I've been seeing Dr. Ethan Roos at Dimples Dentistry for over 5 years and have always been happy with the care I've received here. The staff has always been very welcoming, as if you are part of the family. I highly recommend!!

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Dan and Sara Carlson

Dr. Roos and his staff are incredibly professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Their pricing is also extremely reasonable, even for those without insurance. We had an excellent experience with a dental emergency exam; they also had availability to fit us in for a routine exam and cleaning after the emergency exam.

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