You can get a new smile in one visit with bonding and contouring.  Dr. Bailey offers a number of different cosmetic treatments, all designed to help our patients enjoy healthier and more attractive smiles. Yes, right here in North Kansas City. While some may require more than one visit to complete, we have two different choices that help address a variety of cosmetic issues in just one appointment. Call today to find out how we offer a new smile with bonding and contouring!

What’s The Difference?

Each of these procedures addresses cosmetic issues in very different ways. With dental bonding, we will clean the tooth and etch the surface, before applying a composite resin material in several layers. Composite resin is metal-free and made up of a blend of acrylic and quartz-like particles, which can be shaded to match the color of the tooth. In fact, we often use this material in our lifelike tooth-colored fillings. After we apply the material, we cure it under a light and sculpt the tooth in the process. The last step involves polishing the tooth for a lifelike appearance.

With contouring, we actually gently buff and sand away portions of the outer structure to address cosmetic issues. Afterward, we then polish the tooth. Both take one visit to complete and in fact, we may perform each one in the same sitting!

What Issues Will They Address?

With dental bonding, we can mask permanent teeth stains. Known as intrinsic discoloration, these stains form below the enamel and may be difficult to remove with traditional teeth whitening procedures. We can also lengthen worn down teeth, reshape malformed teeth, and even offer repair for minor chips and cracks. We’ve applied this material to close gaps between the teeth as well! With contouring, we can correct overly pointed teeth and reshape malformed teeth as well. We can also smooth pits and grooves in the surface of your teeth.

Smile Makeovers

As you can see, both can address multiple cosmetic issues. For a smile makeover, we may combine them with other cosmetic treatment options, such as porcelain veneers, orthodontic treatments, and teeth whitening. A smile makeover can help you obtain a stunning new smile, often in as little as two visits. If you have any questions about either of these cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to learn more about our approach to complete smile makeovers, then contact our team today.


Our team is here to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile, often in just one sitting. Don’t assume that transforming your smile will require several visits and a number of different procedures, we may be able to make a huge difference in one sitting! To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Bailey Dental Care in Riverside, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.