Accidents happen. You could take a bad fall and chip a tooth. Sometimes a tooth can get discolored for any number of reasons, such as a medication or illness. Our dental team at SEDA Dental offers dental bonding and contouring to correct certain cosmetic flaws at our office in Boynton Beach, FL. A fast but effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover tooth discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve your teeth, make an appointment to learn more about bonding and contouring treatments at SEDA Dental.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can help to correct cracks, chips, gaps, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in one quick visit. It also does not require preparations, like veneers or crowns; however, it is not as strong and generally does not last as many years. Bonding and contouring is good for small issues so if you require more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be considered. During your appointment, we will listen to your goals and then go over your treatment options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is generally completed in one visit at our office in Boynton Beach, FL. You do not need any anesthesia, but sedation methods can be discussed during your appointment for problems, like anxiety or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable, the composite resin will be applied to the needed teeth. The resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is done, the filling material and your natural teeth will be contoured and polished for an even appearance.
After you have received dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining foods and beverages (like tobacco, coffee, and tea) for 48 hours. The composite resin 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 right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth should be cleaned, like regular teeth, with regular flossing and brushing. Bi-annual cleanings at SEDA Dental will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With ideal care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, we will help you decide if the cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure needs to be redone to maintain your appearance.
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure so it is usually not covered by your dental insurance. Our team can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. In your consultation, a member of our team can talk with you about an estimate of cost and payment options we accept at SEDA Dental.
Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be a good treatment if you want to correct your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic options. Get more information about dental bonding and contouring during a consultation at our office in Boynton Beach, FL. Contact SEDA Dental to schedule an appointment and get started toward an attractive smile.