Bonding & Contouring

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding & Contouring

Compared to the rest of your facial features, your teeth are relatively small, but even minor imperfections can have a dramatic effect on their appearance. Because of their size, and because changes to your tooth structure are permanent, improving your smile should be a highly conservative procedure. With tooth bonding and contouring, Dr. Jenkins can correct a variety of blemishes to improve the size, shape, color, position, and appearance of your teeth without drastically altering their natural structure. For optimal cosmetic results, and better long-term oral health, ask Dr. Jenkins if bonding and contouring are right for you during your next visit.

Bonding a Tooth

Tooth bonding is the process of applying a highly realistic, tooth-colored composite resin to a small area of your tooth. Dr. Jenkins will tint the resin to match the unique color and shade of your dentition, carefully bond the resin to your tooth, sculpt it to match your tooth’s contour, and then cure it to a hardened, durable texture. Finally, he will polish the resin to give the bonding an attractive, natural-looking finish.

Contouring a Tooth

When your tooth has a jagged edge, juts over the tooth next to it, or has rough patches on its enamel, tooth contouring may be able to help. Contouring involves smoothing out the tooth and making it more symmetrical to adjacent teeth by lightly sculpting the tooth’s outer layer of enamel. If appropriate, contouring can help your tooth blend in more effectively and attractively with the rest of your smile.

Ask Us About Bonding & Contouring

For a minimally invasive, but highly effective cosmetic smile touchup, ask Dr. Jenkins if tooth bonding and/or contouring are right for you. To speak with him, schedule a consultation by calling our office in Ft. Worth, TX, at (817) 457-4078, or in Keller, TX, at (682) 593-0993. We proudly serve patients who live in Arlington, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Watauga, Southlake, Roanoke, and all surrounding communities.