No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. You could take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It is also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Our team at SEDA Dental of Jupiter performs bonding and contouring at our office to correct certain cosmetic flaws. As an easy, effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve the shape of a tooth. For an effective treatment to enhance your teeth, schedule an appointment to receive more information about bonding and contouring treatments at our Jupiter, FL facility.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may correct chips, gaps, cracks, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in one visit. It does not require preparations, like crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and generally does not last as many years. Dental bonding and contouring is good for small issues, but if you require bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be considered. At your appointment, we will listen to your goals and then discuss your treatment options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring is generally completed in a single appointment in our office in Jupiter, FL. You do not need anesthesia for the procedure; however, sedation methods may be reviewed at your appointment for concerns, like anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable, we will apply the bonding material to the desired teeth. The resin will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are applied, the filling material and your natural enamel will be shaped and smoothed for a beautifully restored appearance.
After you have received bonding and contouring, it is important to avoid consuming staining foods and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for 48 hours. The composite resin can stain and chip so it is important to not bite hard objects, such as hard candy, pens, and fingernails, and clean your teeth right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth need to be cared for, like natural teeth, with daily flossing and brushing. Bi-annual cleanings at SEDA Dental of Jupiter can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With ideal care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, we can help you determine if your cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure should be completed again to refresh your appearance.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment so it is usually not paid for by your dental insurance provider. However, our team can talk to your dental insurance company to double-check if it is covered and identify your out-of-pocket costs. In your consultation, we will also talk about the payment methods we accept at SEDA Dental of Jupiter.
Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good treatment if you would like to correct your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic options. Receive more information about dental bonding and contouring during a consultation at our office in Jupiter, FL. Contact SEDA Dental of Jupiter to schedule an appointment and receive an attractive smile.