At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we believe that less can often be more when it comes to cosmetic dental treatments. While it is true that the aesthetic damage to some teeth requires major procedures or treatment plans, we are able to successfully treat many of our Prosper, TX patients with small and simple approaches.
If you have imperfections in your teeth that are negatively affecting the way you feel about your smile, it could be time to consider dental bonding or tooth contouring.
What Is Dental Bonding?
As the term “bonding” suggests, dental bonding is accomplished through the attachment of tooth-colored resin to areas of a tooth that are chipped, discolored, uneven, or otherwise unsightly. Composite resin material bonds or adheres to a natural tooth to help improve the appearance of the tooth by closing existing gaps, lengthening the appearance of the tooth, or adjusting the pigment of a tooth that is too stained or will not respond to whitening treatments.
What Is Tooth Contouring?
Just as dental bonding requires adding material to existing teeth, dental contouring helps improve the look of your smile by removing small amounts of enamel on one or more teeth. Contouring is a gentle cosmetic dental technique where tiny bits of enamel are taken out of the tooth, helping to reshape and resize natural teeth that are uneven, jagged, oversized or overlapping.
Our Prosper, TX office offers many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, but dental bonding and tooth contouring are some of the fastest, simplest and most affordable methods of improving the look of your smile. If you are unsure about how dental bonding and tooth contouring may fit into your treatment plan, Dr. Patel and our team are happy to schedule a dental appointment with you to discuss your options further. To get started on a path toward a more beautiful smile, visit us today!