Dental Bonding and Contouring Overview
A healthy, attractive grin is a valuable asset. At Made Ya Smile Rayford, we see patients who have small imperfections in the smile zone who find that their oral health is affected or their confidence in their smile is suffering. Correcting discoloration, chips, and small spacing between the front teeth involves a simple procedure known as dental bonding and contouring. Our board-certified dentist Dr. Eric Capps offers this quick but effective treatment to his Spring, TX patients. This procedure uses composite resin custom-colored to match your tooth enamel to improve the shape, size, and color of a tooth without more extensive treatment. If you find that small flaws in your smile are affecting your self-confidence, schedule a visit with our friendly team today.
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Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring may be an ideal solution for patients of all ages who want to correct cosmetic concerns. With this treatment, it's possible to restore a natural appearance to teeth by adding tooth-colored bonding material to the front, sides, back, or edges of teeth. Dental bonding and contouring may be used to correct chips, discoloration, or misshapen, short, or narrow teeth and can fill gaps between the teeth to balance your smile.
Bonding and contouring is more affordable than veneer or crowns because it can be performed in one visit and requires no extensive prep work. Composite material is not as strong or durable as porcelain or ceramic restoration, so this option may not be suitable for everyone. For more extensive oral health needs or cosmetic concerns, other solutions may be available, and we can advise you on the option that suits your needs best. Dr. Capps will evaluate your smile, talk with you about any concerns, and will work with you to find the right treatment for your smile.
What To Expect with Dental Bonding and Contouring
Typically, bonding and contouring for cosmetic improvements with composite resin can be completed in a single visit. As a minimally invasive treatment, dental bonding does not require anesthetic, but if you have a sensitive gag reflex or experience anxiety around dental visits, there are sedation options available for your comfort. Your tooth will first be prepared with a special cleansing solution. Once the area is cleansed, the composite material will be applied to your tooth and sculpted or contoured to match your tooth. The custom-colored material that blends in with your natural tooth enamel will then be hardened with a special curing light before it is polished for a smooth, seamless finish.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Recovery
There is not usually a recovery period for dental bonding and contouring procedures. It's important to avoid biting into hard objects, such as fingernails, pens, or ice, but otherwise, you are free to eat, drink, and smile with confidence. You can reduce the chances that your bonding will stain or become discolored by brushing and flossing immediately after consuming dark foods and beverages. Care for teeth that have composite bonding is no different than normal and includes daily home care efforts and routine cleanings with our team at Made Ya Smile. We will check in on your bonding and polish any new stains during your routine cleaning visits to keep your smile bright. It may become necessary to repair or replace your bonding over time due to normal wear and tear, but with good care, your bonding can last for around ten years.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
Depending on the need for your procedure, your insurance may cover dental bonding and contouring, at least in part. At Made Ya Smile, we accept most major PPO plans and happily offer convenient payment options to help our patients manage out-of-pocket costs. Our business team will review your plan's benefits and work with your provider to determine any costs to you prior to your treatment. We can also give you information on flexible patient-financing plans available through CareCredit®.
Bonding and Contouring
We're proud to offer a wide range of treatment options at Made Ya Smile so you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of benefits from a healthy, gorgeous smile. As a cost-effective alternative treatment, dental bonding and contouring can enhance the appearance of your smile with less cost and work than other treatments may require. Dental bonding and contouring may be the ideal option for you and your smile. We invite you to reach out to our Spring, TX family dental practice and reserve a consultation with Dr. Eric Capps to discuss how we can help you achieve your optimal smile.