Bonding & Contouring
If you have other dental imperfections besides tooth stains or discoloration, your cosmetic smile improvement might seem complicated. Yet it many cases, cosmetic concerns can appear worse than they are, and correcting them may be easier than you think. For instance, tooth bonding and contouring are minimally-invasive ways to change the size, shape, color, and appearance of your teeth to correct a multitude of cosmetic blemishes. Through conservative treatment, bonding and contouring can improve your smile while helping you preserve a maximum amount of healthy, natural tooth structure.
What is Bonding?
Tooth bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to the surface of your tooth. The dental composite is specially tinted to match the color of your tooth and blend with the surrounding dentition. Once bonded securely to the tooth, the material is shaped and shined, and your smile restored. Dental bonding can correct a number of minor to moderate tooth blemishes, including severe tooth staining, chipped or worn edges, spaces between teeth, and more.
What is Contouring?
While dental bonding adds to your tooth, dental contouring removes the slightest bit of enamel, eliminating imperfections such as jagged edges, rough spots of enamel, or protruding corners. By gently reshaping or smoothing the surface of certain teeth, contouring can help bring balance to your smile. Tooth bonding and contouring are often performed together, or each can be performed separately, as necessary.
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At Oxnard Dentistry, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.