what is dental bonding and contouring?
Accidents can happen to anyone, and that includes accidents with your teeth. Whether you fell and chipped your tooth or suffer from a severe discoloration from an illness, we at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help. Our Hamburg, PA office performs dental bonding and contouring to improve these small cosmetic flaws. A fast, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, and even change the shape of a tooth. For an effective way to improve the appearance of your smile, make an appointment to learn more.
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who is a good candidate for tooth bonding?
A good candidate for dental bonding and contouring in our Hamburg, PA office is someone who wants assistance with cracks, chips, gaps, or tooth length without the expensive price tag of other cosmetic procedures. This quick and affordable treatment uses your existing teeth to bond to and become the solution you need for whatever is affecting you. It also doesn’t require the prep work of crowns or veneers, but it isn’t as strong and usually doesn’t last as many years. Dental bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws so if you need bigger improvements, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be considered. At your consultation, our dental professionals at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your best treatment options.
what are the benefits of dental contouring?
The benefits of bonding and contouring start the minute you decide to have it at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Bonding and contouring is a procedure that is usually done in one appointment in our Hamburg, PA office. Anesthesia is also something that isn’t typically needed unless you want a sedation option. As soon as you're comfortable in the treatment chair, we will apply the bonding material to the desired areas of your teeth. The resin will be set with a special light before more layers are added. Once the layers of composite resin are complete, we will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for an even finish.
what is recovery from tooth bonding and contouring like?
Directly following your appointment, you should avoid foods that can stain your teeth, like tobacco, coffee, and tea, for at least two days. The composite resin used can stain and chip so it is best to resist hard to chew items, like ice. Remember to brush your teeth immediately after eating if at all possible. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cleaned just like natural teeth with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Dental cleanings at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA can help to remove stains from the composite resin. With good care, dental bonding may last as long as ten years. During your dental exam, our dental care specialists can help you decide if the cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure needs to be done again to maintain your appearance.
will insurance cover bonding and contouring?
Cosmetic treatments, like dental bonding and contouring, aren’t generally covered by insurance. That’s why we at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offer flexible payment plans and medical financing. Don’t forget to ask about our CareCredit® option when you come in for your appointment at our Hamburg, PA office. We will do everything possible to work with you so that you have a great dental experience.
Transform your smile into something you love
You can enhance minor flaws in your teeth without having to drop a lot of money. Dental bonding and contouring at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is an affordable way to provide you with the smile you've always wanted. Find out more about bonding and contouring by calling our office in Hamburg, PA.