Cost-Effective Smile Transformation With Bonding And Contouring

If you have multiple issues with the appearance of your smile, you may assume improving your smile’s beauty requires several procedures and a costly expenditure. However! With dental bonding and contouring, your Austin, MN, dentists can actually correct many issues with the shape and color of the teeth in one visit, with a cost-effective route to a stunning new smile!

Your Consultation and Exam

To start the process, we will schedule a consultation with you to discuss your oral health and your hopes and goals for your smile. We then examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures with advanced technology to assess the cause and extent of the esthetic concerns you have. Afterward, we craft a personalized treatment plan to address these concerns and improve not only the beauty of your smile, but the overall health and function as well. Often, this will involve the use of cosmetic bonding and contouring!

The Dental Bonding Process

The material we use is a unique blend of glass and acrylic that contains no metal. We even use this material in our tooth-colored dental fillings! The composite resin can actually be shaded to match the color of surrounding tooth structure. We start the procedure by cleaning the tooth and removing any decay. Next, we prepare and apply the bonding material in several layers, sculpting and molding the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. The final steps involve polishing the tooth. We can employ bonding to repair cracks and chips, address decay, reshape malformed teeth, lengthen worn-down teeth, and even close unsightly gaps between teeth. If you have permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to teeth whitening, we can mask them completely!

Contouring Your Smile

Contouring takes a very different approach. We don’t add material to the tooth, instead we gently sand and buff away portions of outer structure to correct esthetic concerns. For example, we can remove rough patches, pits, and grooves in the outer structure. We reshape malformed or overly large teeth, and help dull sharp or pointed teeth. In some cases, we can correct minor chips too. The procedure takes only one visit to completely, and we often perform it in the same visit as your bonding procedure. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, or if you would like to schedule a visit, then please contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help you obtain a healthy and beautiful smile with cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic smile improvement, then schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.