If you are unhappy with your smile due to minor imperfections, cosmetic bonding and contouring can help. Bonding and contouring can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, or oddly shaped. Bonding and contouring can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. At Lantern Dental, Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin is your Dallas and DeSoto, TX, cosmetic dentist for bonding and contouring.
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure for fixing imperfections in teeth. It can be used to close small gaps, conceal chips or cracks, and cover stains. In some cases, cosmetic bonding can also be used to cover old amalgam fillings so the silver color does not show. Bonding works by applying a tooth-colored resin material over problem areas. As the resin dries, it bonds with the tooth. Once dry, the bonded material completely blends in as if it were always part of the natural tooth. Imperfections will be hidden and imperfections will no longer be visible on the problem tooth.
Cosmetic contouring is another procedure for correcting imperfections in teeth. It is ideal for reshaping teeth that are crooked, oddly-shaped or overlapping one another. For the contouring procedure, your Dallas and DeSoto cosmetic dentist strategically shaves away small portions of enamel until the problem tooth is reshaped. Once the procedure is complete, depending on the original problem, contoured teeth will appear straighter, less crowded, properly shaped, and generally more aesthetically pleasing.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring are two relatively simple methods for fixing minor imperfections and reshaping teeth. Whether your teeth can benefit from one or both procedures, you can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile with either of these cosmetic dental procedures. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Solarin, call Lantern Dental at (972) 274-9300 for the DeSoto office or (214) 374-7100 for the Dallas office.