Did you know that we can fix a damaged tooth in just one visit? With cosmetic bonding, we can restore the function and appearance of a tooth. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the placement process and discuss the importance of repairing your tooth in a timely manner.

Sculpting Your Smile

The procedure involves first cleaning the tooth and removing any decay and then gently etching the tooth’s surface (which helps the material stay in place throughout the curing process). We then prepare the composite resin material, the same material we use in our natural looking fillings, by shading it to blend with the rest of your smile. We then apply the composite resin and as the tooth cures under a special light the dentist can sculpt and mold the tooth. Finally, we thoroughly polish the tooth, which ensures a more natural appearance.

Addressing Multiple Cosmetic Concerns

We can use the procedure to mask permanent teeth stains, which may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening. We can also lengthen worn down teeth, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and close any gaps between the teeth. The entire procedure, start to finish, only takes one visit and helps you enjoy a more beautiful smile.

Dental Contouring

We may also perform a contouring in the same visit. With contouring, we gently buff the tooth to remove a certain amount of tooth structure. We can use the procedure to remove pits or grooves in the tooth’s surface, dull overly pointed teeth, and help address minor issues with the tooth’s shape. If you have any questions or concerns about bonding and contouring, or any of our other cosmetic procedures, then please contact our team today. We can help you obtain a stunning smile you can’t wait to show the world!


At Bailey Dental Care, we can improve your smile in just one visit. Give us a call to set up a visit for you or a member of your family. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.