3d render of jaw with treatable cracked tooth over white background. Types of broken teeth concept.Dental injuries or mishaps can occur to anyone at any time, and knowing your options for how to handle the situation is critical for a long-lasting and healthy smile. When you develop stains that are beyond the help of ordinary teeth whitening, or if you develop serious chips or even cracks in your tooth’s structure, you may want to consider the restorative process of bonding and contouring so as to prevent further damage or even infection. At Dreem Dentistry, our Leawood, Kansas dentists can help you revitalize your smile with the simple, minimally invasive process of bonding your teeth and contouring to mimic its natural texture and appearance.

Bonding Provides a Tight Seal

When your tooth cracks, it essentially separates from part of itself, while still remaining connected to the root and secured in your jawline. If left untreated, the affected area becomes vulnerable to harmful oral bacteria that can grow and further infect your mouth and surrounding teeth. The crack may seem small, but bacteria are smaller and once they enter the crack, it can be difficult to remove them without the assistance of an experienced dentist.

When your bonding, a tooth-colored composite resin is placed to seal the opening and complete the overall structure. The composite is shade-matched to your natural tooth color so as to provide a life-like result. After the resin has been placed, it is time to start shaping it.

Contouring Mimics the Natural Texture of Your Tooth

After your tooth has been secured with the composite, it is then contoured or shaped, to match the texture of your teeth. The purpose of doing so is to not only even out your bite but to ensure its functionality. This can be done to chipped teeth as well in order to restore the area to its natural size and shape. After the affected areas are brought to a texture that is satisfactory, the composite is then hardened and finished.

It is Minimally Invasive

A major benefit of this restorative process is that it is very minimally invasive in nature. Both treatments require little to no permanent changes to the structure of your smile, and both effectively improve its appearance overall. This option offers you the ability to restore your smile without undergoing extensive treatment as you might endure with dental crown preparation, for example, and leaves you feeling satisfied with your smile.

Find Out More About Bonding and Contouring

Fixing your broken or chipped teeth with the restorative process of bonding and contouring not only completes your smile with a natural-looking result but reinforces its structural stability. To learn more about our restorative dental options, contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, Kansas at (913) 681-5500 today to book an appointment with our team.