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How Does Bonding And Contouring Work?

mai-bondingWhen a tooth becomes damaged we always urge the patient to see us right away. We believe that treating the issue quickly is the key to avoiding complications, such as decay or possibly an infection. In order to restore a tooth, we may suggest bonding and contouring. How does bonding and contouring work?

Try Our Bonding and Contouring Quiz

  1. True or False: Bonding can fix chipped teeth.
  2. True or False: Contouring can address surface issues on a tooth.
  3. True or False: Repairing a tooth can improve oral health.
  4. True or False: We can also address broken teeth with crowns.

Answer Key

  1. True. We apply several layers of composite resin (the same material used in tooth-colored fillings) to the tooth. We then cure the material under a light, molding the tooth in the process. Finally, the tooth is polished for a more natural appearance. We can repair minor chips, close gaps between the teeth, and even mask permanent teeth stains.
  2. True. Contouring involves shaving away a miniscule amount of the tooth structure. We buff away small layers of tooth structure to remove pits or grooves in the surface. We can also blunt overly pointed teeth as well. We often perform this in the same visit as a bonding procedure, if necessary.
  3. True. Without repair, a damaged tooth can allow bacteria to reach the sensitive inner layers of tooth structure, allowing tooth decay to form. Eventually, untreated decay can lead to a serious infection. However, by repairing the tooth quickly, you can avoid the risk of further complications.
  4. True. A crown fits over the tooth, covering the entire visible portion. We can use them to address fractures, serious breakage, or to reshape a malformed tooth. Made from lifelike materials, the crown can blend with your smile.
Dr. Mai and her team provide excellent patient care to prevent dental conditions from developing. We monitor your smile with checkups and regular cleanings incorporating advanced technology.
To treat and transform your smile, we can offer fillings and crowns to restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.
We want to help your smile shine with professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and one-visit bonding and contouring procedures.
Our advanced dental technology allows us to provide you with less-intrusive, more precise care.