What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
When minor cosmetic flaws appear in your smile zone, they can keep you from feeling confident. To provide an even, balanced appearance and correct imperfections, our dentist offers dental bonding and contouring at Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress. As a cosmetic enhancement, dental bonding and contouring may be effective to repair small chips on the front teeth, gaps between teeth, and some tooth discoloration. Our Houston, TX team uses tooth-colored composite material carefully shaded to match your natural tooth enamel for this solution. Quick and effective, dental bonding and contouring can enhance the shape, size, and color of a tooth to potentially keep you from needing a more involved type of treatment. Our skilled team will happily help make an appointment for your consultation, and we are dedicated to providing personalized care for your smile.
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Who Is a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
All members of your family are welcome at our family dental practice and patients of all ages may benefit from cosmetic dental bonding and contouring. This simple procedure does not require extensive tooth preparation as in the case with crown and veneer treatments. Dental bonding and contouring can allow our dentist to bond composite tooth-colored material to the front, back, edges, and sides of teeth to restore form and function and give you a confident, balanced smile. A cost-effective solution, dental bonding and contouring can be an alternative to more extensive procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns but does not offer the level of durability provided by these stronger, porcelain-made cosmetic restorations. Our Houston, TX team can help you decide if dental bonding will work for you or if you need to opt for a more advanced solution.
Dental bonding and contouring can be performed in just one visit and may be right for you if you have cosmetic concerns on the front teeth such as gaps, stains, chips, or abnormally shaped teeth.
What Is the Dental Bonding and Contouring Process?
A number of cosmetic concerns can be treated with this minimally invasive procedure that is safe for children, teens, and adults. In most cases, dental anesthetic is not needed for dental bonding and contouring, but we provide sedation dentistry solutions for those with a strong gag reflex or dental visit anxiety. Our dentist will begin by cleaning the teeth to be treated with a special liquid. Composite resin material that matches the shade of your tooth enamel will be added to give you a seamless, cosmetic appearance. We will sculpt the material to match your natural tooth anatomy and then cure it (or harden it) using our special dental light. After we complete the sculpting, we will polish and smooth your bonding for a natural look and feel and a great new look.
How Can I Care for My Bonded Teeth?
A simple and non-invasive procedure, dental bonding and contouring typically does not require much of a recovery phase. You can go right back to your normal routine and start to speak, eat, and smile with renewed confidence. Caring for bonded teeth is just like caring for the rest of your mouth, by using excellent home care habits and routine visits to Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress for regular cleaning and exam visits. It is always a good idea to brush and floss after you eat or drink foods and beverages that may cause your teeth to stain, which helps keep your bonding from becoming discolored. Chewing on ice, pens, or fingernails can cause damage to your bonding, so to make sure it stays intact and does not become damaged we suggest you avoid these parafunctional habits. When you visit our Houston, TX practice for your routine check-up appointments, we will check on your bonding and advise you if any areas need to be repaired due to wear and tear over time. With effective, proper care, dental bonding can last for up to ten years.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Insurance?
Depending on the need for your treatment dental bonding and contouring, or cosmetic improvements with composite resin, may be covered at least in part by your dental insurance plan. We accept most PPO dental plans and will file your claims as a courtesy to you. To help you get the care you need to feel confident about their smile, we take a range of payment options and can offer you information on third-party patient financing with low- or no-interest rates. Chat with us today about finding a solution to meet your dental needs and matches your budget.
Minimally Invasive Smile Repair
It is easier to achieve a confident, radiant smile than you may think. A simple cosmetic procedure, dental bonding and contouring using tooth-colored composite resin can correct gaps, chips, discoloration, and other flaws that may be affecting your smile and your confidence. Dental contouring can also be a cost-effective alternative to more extensive and costly treatment options like porcelain veneers and crowns. Our dentist and team want to stop minor enamel flaws from damaging your confidence. We invite you to call us today at Made Ya Smile Spring Cypress to schedule a consultation for dental bonding and contouring at our Houston, TX practice.