Bonding & Contouring

Major Improvement with Minimal Dental Work

The reason why some dental treatments are classified as cosmetic is because they focus mainly on improving the appearance of your smile. However, that doesn’t mean cosmetic treatment doesn’t impact the overall health and integrity of your smile. For instance, if a tooth is chipped or cracked, then it may not only look odd, but also be at risk of serious infection and affect your bite’s ability to function properly. Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring involve optimizing the size and shape of your teeth, either by adding to or sculpting away some of their structure. The ultimate goal is to create a bright, symmetrical, and blemish-free smile without needing dramatic changes to your healthy teeth.

The Value in Tooth Bonding and Contouring

Cosmetic tooth bonding is the official term for the process of applying tooth-colored composite resin to a blemished area of a tooth. For instance, if the tooth is internally discolored, has a chipped edge, or an excessive space between it and a neighboring tooth, then tooth-colored resin can correct the blemish while blending in with the tooth’s unique natural color.

For teeth that are too large, have overlapping edges, or rough patches of tooth enamel, Dr. Foust can suggest cosmetic tooth contouring, which describes gently sculpting the affected area of the tooth to optimize its shape, contour, and texture. Besides their highly lifelike results, one of the greatest benefits of tooth bonding and contouring is that they can help you create the smile you deserve without needing extensive cosmetic treatment to do so.

Ask if Bonding & Contouring Are Right for You

If you have one or a few issues with the appearance of your tooth structure, then cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring may be the most conservative option for correcting them. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.