No matter how hard you try to avoid them, 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. The expert practitioners at Buford Family Dentistry perform bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws in Buford, GA. An easy, 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 Buford Family Dentistry.
Dental bonding and contouring may correct chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. This tends to be a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in one visit. It does not need prep work such as crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and typically does not stay on as long. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you want bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be better. At your consult, our staff will listen to your needs and then discuss your options.
What To Expect
A bonding and contouring procedure is typically completed in a single appointment at our office in Buford, GA. You shouldn't need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed with one of our general dentists at your consult for concerns such as fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're ready, one of our practitioners will apply the bonding material aided by one of our assistants. The composite resin will be set with more layers as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, we will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Once the procedure is over, it's important to not consume food or drinks that stain teeth, such as tea, coffee, and tobacco for two days. The bonding material can stain and chip, so do not bite hard objects like hard candy, pens, and 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 Buford Family Dentistry 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, we 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 paid by insurance. Our office can contact your dental insurance company to double check if it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consultation with one of our general dentists, we will discuss the estimated costs and payment methods we take at Buford Family Dentistry.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you would like to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation in Buford, GA. Contact Buford Family Dentistry to make your appointment and get a beautiful, more aesthetically pleasing smile.