Smile Touchups with Big Results
Sometimes, touching up your smile’s appearance requires more than just brightening your teeth and erasing the stains on their surfaces. Nevertheless, the goal will still be to minimize the amount of work done to your healthy, natural tooth structure while simultaneously improving their appearance. With cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, we can address a wide range of cosmetic issues in a convenient, minimally invasive, but highly lifelike manner. In many cases, bonding and/or contouring one or more teeth can allow us to completely makeover your smile without needing additional, more involved treatments.
What is tooth bonding?
A tooth bonding procedure involves using tooth-colored composite resin to fortify and buildup a certain area of your tooth structure. The resin is tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and shade, and once it’s bonded in place, we can sculpt it to match your tooth’s shape and contour, then harden it for optimal durability and a lifelike finish. In many cases, we may recommend tooth bonding for issues such as:
- Filling in chips or cracks in your tooth
- Closing noticeable gaps between teeth
- Improving severe tooth stains
- Building up worn down teeth
- Improving a slightly misshapen tooth
- Filling in cavities (known as a tooth-colored filling)
- And more
What is tooth contouring?
A tooth contouring procedure may be performed along with tooth bonding, or as a stand-alone procedure to address certain issues with your tooth structure. The process involves carefully and artistically sculpting a minimal amount of your tooth’s enamel, making its shape and contour more symmetrical and consistent with the rest of your smile’s contour. Tooth contouring is minimally invasive, and we may recommend it for issues such as:
- Correcting teeth that seem too large
- Smoothing chips or cracks in your tooth enamel
- Smoothing out sharp or pointed teeth
- And more
Improve your smile more conveniently
Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring offer a minimally invasive, but highly effective, way to improve your smile’s health and appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today by calling (281) 974-4494.