Minimally Invasive Tooth Improvement

Smile improvement can mean a variety of things. In most cases, however, it involves addressing those concerns in as conservative a way as possible. This means not only improving the appearance of your teeth and gums, but also preserving a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure and oral tissues. Cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring are often recommended for this specific purpose – both treatments are designed to achieve maximum results with little or no alteration to your tooth structure. Depending on your specific needs, tooth bonding and contouring may be performed individually or as part of a larger smile makeover plan.

Bonding and/or Contouring Teeth

Tooth bonding and contouring are similar in their conservative nature, but are designed to achieve different results. For instance, bonding a tooth means applying tooth-colored composite resin to a blemished area of the tooth, then sculpting, hardening, and polishing the resin to its desired shape and appearance. By contrast, contouring a tooth involves lightly sculpting a small area of its outer layers. One or both procedures may be recommended for a variety of issues, including:

  • Fixing a chipped or worn tooth
  • Smoothing down a jagged tooth edge
  • Filling in a space between teeth
  • Improving the shape of a malformed tooth
  • Correcting a tooth that’s too small or too large
  • Creating a more symmetrical smile contour
  • And more

Why choose conservative smile improvement?

The highly lifelike and cosmetically appealing results of tooth bonding and contouring are among their biggest benefits. However, their minimally invasive nature makes them even more beneficial, especially for your long-term oral health. The more of your healthy, natural tooth structure we can preserve, the stronger and healthier your teeth will remain. This makes them less likely to experience further damage or develop tooth decay following your treatment.

Bond or contour a blemished tooth

With bonding and/or contouring, we can strategically reshape a blemished tooth for minimally invasive smile improvement. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669. We proudly serve patients and families who live in South Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and all nearby communities.