Restoring Your Child’s Smile to Its Natural Appearance

How Tooth Bonding and Contouring Can Improve Tiny Grins

Chipping or cracking a tooth can result from rambunctious play, serious accidents, and everything in-between. When a child fractures a tooth it is important to have it addressed by a dentist. An untreated chipped or cracked area can become a hot spot for harmful bacteria and other organisms to invade the area. Additionally, a chipped or cracked tooth creates an unwanted blemish in your little one’s smile. Fortunately, these issues can be addressed with the process of dental bonding and contouring.

What is Bonding and Contouring?

Dental bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored dental composite to the affected tooth area to help seal the gap or crack. It can also be placed where a tooth was chipped in order to complete the missing section. This composite is then sculpted or shaped to mimic the texture of each tooth and provide a life-like appearance. Once this is complete, the material is hardened.  The composite can be placed, shaped, and hardened all in one office visit, completing your child’s tooth and their smile as conveniently as possible.

An Efficient Way to Restore a Young Smile

At Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock, our team strives to not only keep children’s grins healthy and youthful, but to do so in an efficient and effective way that is respectful of your time. We utilize cosmetic dental practices such as tooth bonding and contouring to restore your little one’s smile in a process that takes only one visit. Contact our Round Rock, TX office at 512-733-5311 today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.