The color and brightness of your teeth have a large impact on the overall appearance of your smile, but so does your smile’s shape. A uniform, proportional smile is the product of uniform, proportional teeth. Most people’s teeth don’t naturally retain this uniformity as they grow. Some of your teeth may be proportionally much smaller or larger than others. Some of your teeth may have sharp or rough edges. Some of your teeth may have ridges or grooves on the surfaces. All of these defects in the appearance of your teeth can actually be corrected with simple cosmetic procedures: bonding and contouring.
Dental Bonding Can Fill In Gaps and Add Color
Dental bonding and contouring are a pair of dental procedures that work hand-in-hand with one another. Dental bonding is the additive version of treatment. Using a tooth-colored dental resin, your dentist can add volume and shape to your teeth. If you have a tooth that is noticeably shorter or smaller than other teeth, bonding may be able to add volume. If you’ve got a large gap between two teeth, bonding can close that gap so that it doesn’t distract from your smile. Since dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin, the procedure can even be used to correct some isolated staining issues.
Dental Contouring Shapes the Enamel of Your Teeth
If dental bonding is the additive version of this cosmetic procedure, then contouring is the opposite. During dental contouring, your dentist can gently shape your dental enamel to achieve a more pleasing appearance for your teeth. Contouring doesn’t remove a significant amount of enamel, just enough to smooth out jagged teeth, eliminate surface ridges, and create a uniform look to your teeth. Not only does this have a cosmetic benefit for your smile, but getting rid of sharp tooth edges can reduce discomfort.
The Shape of Your Smile Can Affect Its Overall Appearance
Having a bright, white smile matters, but you’ll be amazed by how much better your smile looks after bonding and contouring. Having a uniform, proportional smile looks great in photos, and it can boost your confidence in work or social environments. Best of all, bonding and contouring are minimally invasive procedures that don’t make significant structural changes to your teeth. As long as your teeth are healthy and cavity-free, you’re likely a good candidate for the benefits of bonding and contouring.
Your Home for Cosmetic Treatment in Vista, CA
Cosmetic dentistry can yield huge benefits for patients when it comes to their confidence and comfort. We want to help you look your best at Melrose Dental Arts. During your cosmetic consultation, we will set up a treatment plan to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your cosmetic consultation by contacting Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117.