Accidents happen. You may take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Our experienced dental team performs bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at our office in Pompano Beach, FL. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach.
Dental bonding and contouring may help with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in one quick visit. It does not need prep work, like crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and typically does not remain in place as long. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you want major improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be better. At your consult, we will listen to your needs and goals and then discuss your options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring will be typically done in a single appointment in our office in Pompano Beach, FL. You shouldn't need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed with our team at your consult for concerns, like fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're ready, we will apply the bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of our assistants. The composite resin will be set with more layers added as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, a member of our team will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Once you've had bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining drinks and food (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can stain and chip so do not bite hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, or your fingernails, and clean your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cared for, like natural teeth, with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, our team can help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your smile.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment so it's typically not covered by insurance. Our office can speak with your dental insurance company to determine if it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consult, we will discuss your estimated costs and the payment methods we accept at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you would like to repair minor flaws on your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation with a member of our team in Pompano Beach, FL. Contact SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach to make your appointment and get a beautiful smile.