Dental Bonding and Contouring Overview
An accident can happen at any time. You may take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible for a tooth to become discolored from an illness or medication. At our modern practice in West Bridgewater, MA, our board-certified dentists perform bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws in the teeth. A fast, effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin to hide discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment to receive more information about bonding and contouring at West Bridgewater Dental.
Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring may be used to treat cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be completed in a single visit. It doesn't require prep work, like crowns or veneers, but it's not as strong and typically doesn't last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws. However, if you want more distinctive improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be a better option. At your consult, our skilled cosmetic team will listen to your needs and desires and then discuss your treatment options.
What To Expect with Dental Bonding and Contouring
A bonding and contouring procedure typically is completed in a single appointment at our office in West Bridgewater, MA. You shouldn't need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed at your consult for concerns, like fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're ready, our dentists will apply the tooth-colored bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of our experienced assistants. The composite resin will be placed in layers, as needed. After the layers of material are set, we'll carefully shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Recovery
Once you've had bonding and contouring, it's important to avoid consuming foods and drinks that stain (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can stain and chip so avoid biting hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, and your fingernails, and clean your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cared for, like natural teeth, with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at West Bridgewater Dental can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, we can help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be repeated again to refresh your smile.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment and typically not covered by insurance. Our office can talk to your dental insurance company to determine if it's a covered benefit; however, you'll likely need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consultation with our cosmetic team, we'll discuss your estimated costs and review the payment methods we accept at West Bridgewater Dental.
Plan Your Procedure
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you'd like to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation with our qualified team. Contact West Bridgewater Dental today to make your appointment and achieve a beautiful smile.