What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Teeth may become chipped, discolored, or suffer other minor imperfections over time, which can affect the appearance of your smile. At ACE Dental of Taylor, our qualified general dentists perform dental bonding and contouring to fix such certain cosmetic flaws for patients of all ages. A fast, effective cosmetic dentistry treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover tooth discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change a tooth's shape. If you or a family member have minor cosmetic concerns with your smile, schedule a consultation at our modern Taylor, TX practice to get more information about bonding and contouring treatments.
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Is Cosmetic Bonding Right for You?
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may improve imperfections, like cracks, small gaps, chipped teeth, discoloration, tooth length and shape, and slightly crooked teeth. Dental bonding and contouring is a convenient and cost-effective treatment and can normally be completed in one appointment. Bonding does not require preparations, like crowns or veneers; however, it is typically not as strong and may not last as long. While bonding and contouring is ideal for minor cosmetic flaws, another cosmetic dentistry treatment may be a better solution if you are seeking more extensive changes. At your consultation, our ACE Dental of Taylor team will listen to your goals and go over your treatment options.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Composite dental bonding is completed within the comfort of our relaxing treatment rooms. You should not need any anesthesia, but sedation options may be available if you have concerns, like dental fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are ready, our skilled dentists will choose a composite shade that matches your natural teeth and begin applying the composite resin to the desired areas. The resin will then be set (cured) to your tooth by our special dental light. Once the composite bonding material is set, it will be shaped, contoured, and polished to blend evenly and smoothly with your enamel.
Caring for Your Composite Bonding
After your dental bonding and contouring treatment, you can generally get back to your normal daily activities. The bonding material can stain and chip so it is best to avoid biting down into hard objects, like ice cubes, your fingernails, and pens, and to brush your teeth immediately after you eat. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cleaned like natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. Regular cleanings at ACE Dental of Taylor will help to polish away stains from the bonding material and help maintain a bright, healthy-looking smile. With proper care, your composite dental bonding may last up to ten years.
Insurance Coverage for Bonding
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic dentistry procedure, and as such, may not be covered by dental insurance. Our front office can talk to your insurance company to learn about your coverage and then estimate what your financial responsibility might be. ACE Dental of Taylor proudly offers affordable dental care to our community and accepts an array of convenient payment solutions.
Repair Minor Smile Flaws With Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may be an ideal treatment option if you wish to improve your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Our skilled Taylor, TX dentists use tooth-colored composite material to enhance the shape, color, and size of teeth to improve their overall appearance. Contact ACE Dental of Taylor to schedule an appointment, and learn about your options for attaining a more beautiful and healthy smile!