When you hear about dental bonding and contouring, you may understand that they help you make changes to your smile. However, you may also find yourself becoming confused with these cosmetic treatments. This is a common issue because in certain ways they are different and in some ways they are quite similar. Fortunately, by presenting you with an easy way to distinguish them from one another (while identifying their similarities), you’ll have the details all squared away in no time.
Bonding Adds Tissue
When it comes to dental bonding, remember this one detail and you’ll know everything that you need to know: Bonding is provided when you want to add tissue. Granted, we are not literally adding dental tissue. Instead, we use composite color-matched to your tooth as a way to make it look as though you have more tissue in places that are deficient.
Contouring Removes Tissue
Don’t need the addition of tissue that dental bonding offers? Well then, you need contouring to remove a bit of tissue. This will give you the chance to sculpt your teeth and make minor improvements where you have too much dental tissue or a problem with texture. The result? A lovely grin.
They’re Both Known For …
Both dental bonding and contouring offer similar benefits. They both allow you to make minuscule changes to your teeth as a way of improving a single tooth or the beauty of your entire smile. These conservative yet very impactful treatments also both offer the following:
- They provide very budget-friendly options for cosmetic improvement
- They are known for their comfort
- They are very efficient, often resulting in the need for just one visit
- They work for most patients
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.