lake orion bonding and contouring

Dental Bonding And Contouring Can Correct Your Smile

April 9, 2024

Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just teeth whitening. We can also offer treatments that address dental damage or even issues with the shape of your teeth. With bonding and contouring, we can do this in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our same-day cosmetic treatments, and how we can use them to transform your smile’s appearance, and even improve oral health and bite function too.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a single-visit cosmetic procedure that uses the same composite resin employed as part of our tooth-colored dental fillings. The material blends acrylic-like and glass-like particles, and is metal-free, making it safe for patients of all ages. The material can also be color matched to blend with your tooth and your smile as a whole. Placement means we numb your tooth, clean and etch the surfaces, and apply the material in several layers. We then sculpt the composite resin while it cures under a logit, the last step being a thorough polishing of your tooth for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can mask permanent teeth stains, fill gaps between teeth, repair minor chips and cracks, and reshape malformed or worn-down tooth structure!

Contouring Your Smile

We also have another single-visit cosmetic treatment. Dental contouring means we sand and buff the outer structure to address issues with the shape of the tooth, correcting cosmetic imperfections in one sitting. The procedure can help smooth away any pits, grooves, and rough patches in the outer structure. Our team can also dull sharp, pointed or jagged tooth structures. We’ve even addressed the appearance of minor chips and overly large teeth too. We can offer both bonding and contouring in the same visit too!

Protecting Your New Results

We want your new results to last, so you enjoy a smile that looks great and helps you feel more confident. To keep your teeth strong and bright, we suggest brushing and flossing daily, eating a diet low in sugar and starch, and visiting our team for checkups and cleanings every six months. If you play full contact sports, then consider an athletic mouthguard to prevent cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. You also limit your risk of knocked-out teeth too! If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we can offer treatment for imperfections in only one visit, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team is eager to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a shining smile again, which is why we offer an array of cosmetic treatments, including ones that can be completed in only one visit. Find out more about cosmetic dental care by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213! 

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.