Bonding & Contouring


Many of today’s cosmetic dentistry techniques can be completed in a minimal amount of time, and with little or no tooth preparation necessary. For example, tooth bonding and contouring describe minimally-invasive techniques for reshaping, resizing, and rejuvenating your smile, and can usually be completed in a single visit.

The Uses of Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic solution that involves applying tooth-colored composite resin (the same material that is often utilized 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 issues such as:

  • Teeth with minor surface cracks
  • Teeth with chipped or worn edges
  • Localized stains or discolored spots on a tooth
  • Areas where tooth enamel has worn thin

The Advantages of Tooth Contouring

Like bonding, tooth contouring is a simple procedure, but instead of bonding resin to a tooth, the procedure involves gently sculpting a small amount of enamel to change a tooth’s shape. Though the effects are minor, the improvement to your smile’s symmetry and appearance can be dramatic. Because tooth contouring is minor, you may not even require anesthesia for the procedure.

Learn if Bonding/Contouring Is Your Best Option

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 teeth. To find out if you can benefit from bonding and/or contouring, call Dr. Cornelius’ office in Keller, TX, at 817-431-4200. We proudly the serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.

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