What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
An even, balanced grin can allow you to talk, laugh, and smile with greater confidence and express your personality. But imperfections occurring in the smile zone, like chipped or uneven teeth, may have you feeling embarrassed over the appearance of your smile. We are happy to offer dental bonding and contouring — a cosmetic solution for repairing minor flaws in teeth that show when you smile. To perform this simple procedure for Houston, TX patients, our team uses tooth-colored composite resin to reshape the contours of the teeth in overall size, width, and length. Bonding and contouring results blend evenly with your smile for a natural and aesthetic result. In some cases, having your teeth bonding may reduce the need for more extensive types of procedures. Do not let minor tooth imperfections keep you from an attractive, confident smile. Talk to our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team today and make your appointment for a dental bonding and contouring consultation.
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Who Is a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is safe for children and adult patients. Used to repair teeth in the front of the mouth, dental bonding and contouring is a quick and simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that repairs damaged or discolored teeth by adding composite resin material where needed. Composite is a tooth-colored material shaded to your tooth enamel for a natural, seamless appeal and can be added to the front, back, edges, and sides of the teeth to improve appearance. Dental bonding and contouring can help to repair a range of smile imperfections, including:
- Fractured or chipped teeth
- Uneven biting edges
- Discolored teeth
- Narrow or misshapen teeth
- Small spaces between teeth
Dental bonding and contouring may be a cost-effective solution to repairing minor flaws in the smile and is less extensive than treatment with dental crowns or porcelain veneers. However, this composite-based option does not provide the same strength and durability as porcelain cosmetic restorations. If you have concerns about the appearance of your smile, we can review your options and help you select the procedure that best meets your aesthetic preferences, budget, and treatment needs.
What Is the Dental Bonding and Contouring Process?
As a simple and minimally invasive procedure, dental bonding and contouring at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is generally a comfortable procedure and does not usually require a dental anesthetic. Sedation dentistry may be available, however, if dental anxiety or a sensitive gag reflex is a concern. We will begin the procedure by cleaning the treatment areas on the teeth with a special cleansing liquid. We will select the shade of composite resin that best matches your tooth enamel and add this material to fill in chipped or discolored areas or to make the teeth look more appealing in width or length. After sculpting the composite to resemble natural tooth anatomy, your dental bonding will be cured (set) with a dental light and polished for a seamless look, feel, and finish for your smile.
How Can I Care for My Bonded Teeth?
After your teeth have been bonding, our team will give you instructions on how to best care for your new smile. Most cases of dental bonding and contouring for cosmetic enhancement do not involve a lengthy recovery and typically allow you to go about your normal routine. With dental bonding, you can generally eat and drink what you like, but our team do suggest that you clean your teeth after consuming foods and drinks that may cause staining to your teeth to keep your tooth-colored bonding looking bright. Chewing on ice, fingernails, and hard objects, like pens, should also be avoided to minimize the risk of chipping or breaking your dental bonding. Dental bonding may serve your smile for up to ten years when your oral health receives proper attention. At your routine check-up visits with our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team, we will examine your bonding and inform you of any areas that may need replacement or repairs as time goes on.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Insurance?
In some cases, dental insurance may provide some coverage toward dental bonding and contouring. Our business team will review your individual plan and determine if you will have any out-of-pocket costs. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 accepts several forms of payment and partners with CareCredit® to bring low-cost financing solutions to Houston, TX patients. We want to help you achieve a smile you can feel confident sharing with others and will work with you to find an option that supports both your budget and treatment needs.
Minimally Invasive Smile Repair
If you are unhappy with your smile due to minor imperfections, we want to help. Dental bonding and contouring is a simple yet effective solution for repairing chips, uneven teeth, and filling in small spaces between teeth for a balanced and beautiful smile. We use composite resin to reshape slightly damaged teeth to enhance their size, length, width, and overall appearance. Cosmetic improvements with composite resin may also be a lower-cost solution over more involved procedures, like porcelain veneers and crowns. Let Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 help you get a confident, attractive smile by overcoming minor tooth flaws. Schedule your consultation today at our modern Houston, TX practice to learn about your treatment options.