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How Tooth Bonding and Recontouring Improves Your Smile

June 27, 2020
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Posted By: Naylors Court Dental Partners

If you have cracked, discolored, misshapen, or pointy teeth, bonding and recontouring are inexpensive and noninvasive ways to camouflage these issues or reshape a tooth.

In some cases, bonding and recontouring are used together to create a beautiful smile. Other times, your cosmetic dentist in Pikesville recommends one or the other. 

Bonding vs. Recontouring

With dental bonding, your dentist relies on composite resin—the same material used in tooth-colored fillings—to reshape a tooth or conceal flaws. We spread the dental resin across the problematic tooth, and then we rely on a special light to help the resin bond to your tooth.

Your dentist carefully chooses a shade of resin that complements your adjacent teeth. No one will guess that you’ve even had work done!

With recontouring, your dentist removes enamel or small portions of a tooth, reshaping it and recontouring it for aesthetics. Recontouring considers teeth that are of uneven lengths, mildly overlapping, pointy teeth, or teeth with small chips.

Unlike more invasive procedures, bonding and recontouring in Pikesville are inexpensive and straightforward. This treatment is ideal for patients who want to enhance their smile without a lengthy recovery as well.

Is Tooth Bonding and Recontouring Right for Me?

Before beginning any cosmetic dentistry treatment, your gentle dentist in Pikesville makes sure your teeth and gums are in the best condition for the option you’re considering. In some cases, pretreatment may be in order to make you a viable candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

During your consultation, your dentist wants to hear from you, wants to learn what you’re looking for in a new smile.

Schedule Your Bonding and Recontouring Consultation Today

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we are dedicated to helping you reach your smile goals. Get in touch with a friendly team member today to schedule a smile chat with your dentist.

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