Accidents happen. For example, maybe you take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It is also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or use of a medication. Our dental professionals at SEDA Dental perform bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws at our facilities in South Florida. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve the shape of a tooth. For an effective treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation to get more information about dental bonding and contouring at SEDA Dental.
Bonding and contouring may help correct cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more. Additionally, it is a more affordable cosmetic dental treatment and typically can be completed in one quick visit. It does not require the prep work of crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and usually does not last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws, but if you need bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be a better option. At your consultation, we will listen to your needs and concerns and then discuss your optimal treatment options.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Bonding and contouring can usually be performed in a single appointment in our offices in South Florida. You should not need anesthesia; however, sedation options may be reviewed during your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable in the treatment chair, the bonding material will be applied to the desired areas of your teeth. The bonding material will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are complete, we will shape and smooth both the resin and your enamel for a natural finish.
After bonding and contouring, it is important to not consume staining foods and drinks (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The composite bonding material can stain and chip so do not bite hard objects, like hard candy, pens, and fingernails, and clean your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Bonded teeth need to be cared for, like natural teeth, with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Professional dental cleanings at SEDA Dental can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, our experienced dental team can help you determine if your bonding and contouring procedure should be repeated in order to refresh your results.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment so it is generally not paid for by dental insurance. Our front office can contact your dental insurance company to double-check if it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. During your consultation, we will go over your estimated costs and payment methods we take at SEDA Dental.
BONDING AND CONTOURING
Dental bonding and contouring is a great option if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation at one of our offices in South Florida. Contact SEDA Dental to schedule your appointment and obtain a beautiful and healthy smile.