FAQs: What Is Bonding And Contouring?

We offer a number of cosmetic treatments and lifelike metal-free restorations to improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile. However, with two unique cosmetic treatments, we can address several common esthetic issues in just one visit. What is bonding and contouring? Are these procedures right for you?

Frequently Asked Questions About Bonding and Contouring

Question: Will bonding fix my teeth?

Answer: We can often use dental bonding to repair damaged teeth. After removing any decay, we clean the tooth and gently etch the surface. We will shade the composite resin to help the material better blend with your smile. After applying the material, we shape it as the resin cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth to ensure a more natural looking appearance, all in the same visit. In addition to fixing chips, we can also close gaps and mask teeth stains.

Question: What happens if a broken tooth isn’t treated?

Answer: Without treatment, bacteria can often bypass the protective level of enamel and reach the inner dentin. There, a cavity forms. Without treatment, the decay will continue to grow and spread until it comes into contact with the inner pulp, which can lead to infection, serious discomfort, and a risk of losing the tooth altogether without treatment.

Question: Should I undergo contouring as well?

Answer: With this procedure, we actually remove tooth structure to address cosmetic issues. We gently buff away small amounts of the outer layer, which can remove any pits or grooves that might have formed in the tooth surface. We can also reshape teeth and dull overly pointed teeth, improving esthetics in one visit.

Question: What if I need other cosmetic treatments?

Answer: Remember, we have an array of cosmetic treatments, including lifelike veneers, professional teeth whitening, and even natural looking crowns and filling.

DO YOU NEED BONDING AND CONTOURING?

At Vi Mai-Truong, DDS, we can repair teeth in a single visit using cosmetic boding and contouring. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552.