You cannot always avoid accidents. For example, maybe you experience a bad fall and chip a tooth. Sometimes a tooth can get discolored for any number of reasons, such as a medication or illness. SEDA Dental of Pinecrest offers dental bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws at our facility. As an effective and quick cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask tooth discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation to learn more about dental bonding and contouring at our Pinecrest, FL office.
Bonding and contouring can fix gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more. It is an affordable cosmetic dental treatment and can normally be done in a single appointment. It also does not require the prep work of veneers or crowns; however, it is not as strong and usually does not last as long. Bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws so if you need more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. During your consultation, our team will listen to your needs and concerns and then go over your best treatment options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring can be usually performed in one visit at our office in Pinecrest, FL. You should not need any anesthesia, but sedation options can be discussed during your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable, we will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas of your teeth. The bonding material will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is complete, we will contour and polish both the resin and your natural teeth for an even finish.
After dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining foods and drinks (like coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The composite bonding material can chip and stain so do not bite down on hard objects, such as ice cubes, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Bonded teeth should be cleaned, like regular teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Professional dental cleanings at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, we will help you decide if the bonding and contouring procedure needs to be redone to maintain your results.
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure so it is generally not covered by dental insurance. Our financial team can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. During your consultation, we can go over an estimate of cost and payment options we accept at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest.
Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring can be a great option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation at our office in Pinecrest, FL. Contact SEDA Dental of Pinecrest to schedule your appointment and get started toward a beautiful and healthy smile.