What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
If you wish to repair the small imperfections of your smile, such as chipped teeth, discoloration, or spacing in the front teeth, dental bonding and contouring can help you get a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The practitioners at Made Ya Smile Dental use this treatment as an effective way to correct these issues and improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth without needing surgery or extensive, costly treatment. If a small dental flaw is affecting how you show off your smile, make an appointment at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation for bonding and contouring.
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What Are the Benefits Of Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Cosmetic bonding for front teeth can help improve the look of your smile when your teeth have become worn down, damaged, or stained. There are several benefits to this procedure, including:
- Improve look and function with chipped tooth repair
- Address cracked, damaged teeth
- Mask discoloration
- Can be cared for in the same way as surrounding teeth
- Enamel does not need to be removed as with other procedures
- Long-lasting results
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Bonding and contouring is great for patients of all ages and can help with a wide range of cosmetic issues. Made Ya Smile Dental uses this treatment to restore the function and appearance of your smile with a tooth-colored material adhered to either the front, back, edges, or sides of the teeth. Dental bonding and contouring is an excellent option for teeth that are narrow, misshapen, short, or chipped from damage.
This procedure can easily be completed in just one appointment at our practice in The Woodlands, TX and is more cost-effective than traditional veneers or crowns. We do like to remind patients that the composite material we use does not offer the same durability as ceramic or porcelain materials so if you need more extensive treatment for your teeth, we are happy to find an alternate solution to benefit your overall oral health. Our doctors will give you an evaluation during your consultation before deciding on the right treatment plan moving forward.
What Is the Dental Bonding and Contouring Process?
As a minimally invasive treatment, dental bonding and contouring can be completed in just one easy visit. Patients who have some anxiety about getting this treatment or have a strong gag reflex may ask about our options for sedation to help you feel more at ease. For the procedure, Made Ya Smile Dental will first prepare the area with a cleansing solution, then apply composite material that closely matches the shade of your enamel. Our practitioners take the time to sculpt the material so it looks as natural as possible. Once this is completed, we harden the bonding with a curing light, then polish it for a seamless finish. The final look should blend in with the teeth perfectly.
How Can I Care for My Bonded Teeth?
After this simple procedure, there is little to no recovery period for patients so you can freely eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, Made Ya Smile Dental strongly recommends avoiding chewing or biting down into hard objects, such as fingernails, ice, or pens. Our dentists also suggest taking care of your teeth as normal following your appointment, meaning brushing and flossing immediately after consuming staining foods or beverages to lessen the risk of the bonding material becoming discolored. During your regular examinations and cleaning appointments, we will assess the bonding to make sure it doesn't need to be repaired or replaced due to natural wear and tear but should last for as long as ten years.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Insurance?
Patients with dental insurance can get coverage for their dental bonding and contouring, but it does depend on your individual plan and benefits. Made Ya Smile Dental accepts most PPO plans, as well as many convenient payment options so you can cover any out-of-pocket costs before your treatment begins. Our team will call your provider and will gladly file any claims on your behalf. Third-party financing plans are also available through CareCredit®.
Dental Bonding and Contouring FAQ
How long does composite bonding last?
When you receive composite bonding and contouring at our The Woodlands, TX office, you can expect your results to last around 10 years. As with many procedures, the better oral hygiene you have (brushing a flossing daily, maintaining routine dental appointments, not biting on hard objects), you may be able to prolong your results.
Do you need time to recover after dental bonding and contouring?
There is not much of a recovery period after your bonding and contouring appointment. Generally, patients can get back to their normal routine right after getting bonded teeth.
How long is the dental bonding and contouring procedure?
Your treatment will likely last between 30 – 60 minutes. We'll give you as many details as we can before your procedure so you know what to expect.
Minimally Invasive Smile Repair
Patients should know that there is a wide range of treatment options available if they are suffering from cracked, broken, discolored, or worn-down teeth. Our expert dental team at Made Ya Smile Dental proudly offers bonding and contouring as an easy, affordable option for you and your family so you can have a healthy smile. To learn if this is the right treatment option for you, contact our facility in The Woodlands, TX and reach out to our team for a consultation.
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