Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry


Bonding and Contouring in Independence, Missouri

Refining Your Smile

We often find that patients with simple aesthetic imperfections feel negatively toward their entire smile. Fortunately if you suffer from a minor problem like a chipped or extremely pointed tooth, we can address your concerns with bonding and contouring.


Bonding And Its Benefits

Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that replaces or fills in areas of missing tooth tissue, or covers problem spots. Dr. Roberson will use composite, the synthetic-resin material we use for tooth-colored fillings, to improve the appearance of your smile. He will build-up the composite like a sculpture to fix a chipped tooth, or to fill gaps between teeth. Or, he may paint a thin layer over a stain. The benefits of this treatment include the following:

    Improvement of cracks or chips.
    The illusion that your teeth touch one another in the case of gapped teeth.
    The extension of a too-short tooth.
    Bonding offers a cost-effective alternative to other treatments like veneers.

Contouring And Its Advantages

Contouring is a cosmetic treatment that improves your teeth by removing tissue, rather than rebuilding. Dr. Roberson will carefully remove small portions of your tooth’s outermost layer using a polishing tool. This procedure allows him to gently reshape your tooth for the following benefits:

    Smoothing of a pointed or jagged tooth.
    Reduction of a too-long tooth.
    Improvement of a tooth that appears slightly crooked or overlapping a neighboring tooth.
    May improve the appearance of a crowded smile without orthodontics.
    Contouring is a budget-friendly option.
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Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you desire an improved tooth shape, length, texture, a concentrated stain, or would like to address gaps or mild tooth rotation, you may make an excellent candidate for dental bonding and dental contouring. By addressing a single imperfection, you can regain the uniformity of your entire smile.
If you have any questions about dental insurance or other payment options, please call our office at 816-350-0808.