Bonding & Contouring

Reshaping Teeth with Minimal Treatment

Cosmetic blemishes like teeth stains don’t always require any changes to your tooth structure to address. For instance, stains can often be erased with professional teeth-whitening from the comfort of your own home. Other blemishes may be more challenging to improve than stains, but can also be corrected in a minimally invasive manner with cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring. Bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth. This bonding material is a biocompatible mixture of acrylic resin that can be custom-tinted to match your tooth’s natural color and hue. Tooth contouring is the opposite, and involves gently sculpting a small area of a tooth’s outer surface in order to smooth or correct rough or jagged edges.

What Bonding & Contouring Accomplish

The goal of tooth bonding and contouring is to create maximum cosmetic results while minimizing the amount of natural tooth structure that your dentist has to alter. Such changes to your teeth are permanent, and avoiding excessive tooth alteration helps improve their long-term health and integrity. By bonding and/or contouring the appropriate teeth, your dentist can help you conservatively address a wide variety of concerns, including:

  • Severe tooth stains or discoloration
  • Chipped or lightly cracked teeth
  • Diastemas (excessive spaces between teeth)
  • Worn teeth surfaces
  • Teeth that seem too small or too large
  • Teeth with jagged or overlapping edges
  • And more

The Easiest Way to Transform Your Smile

With cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, you can completely transform the appearance of your smile with little or no permanent alterations to your healthy tooth structure. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.