About Dental Bonding and Contouring
No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. You could take a bad fall and chip your tooth. Sometimes a tooth can become discolored for any number of reasons, such as an illness or medication. At Complete Family Dentistry, we offer dental bonding and contouring to treat small cosmetic flaws. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to conceal discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even change a tooth's shape. For an excellent treatment option to enhance your smile, please schedule a consultation to learn more about bonding and contouring treatments at Complete Family Dentistry in Wellsboro, PA.
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Is Dental Bonding And Contouring For You?
Dental bonding and contouring can treat gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and other flaws. Bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic treatment, and we can usually complete it in one appointment. It does not require the same type of prep work, like veneers or crowns. However, the treatment is usually not as strong and does not last as long. Bonding and contouring can hide minor flaws, but if you require more extensive improvements, a different cosmetic or restorative treatment may work better. During your consultation, we will listen to your goals and go over your treatment options.
What To Expect
Generally, we can complete dental bonding and contouring in one visit. You should not require any anesthesia, but if needed, we can use nitrous oxide to reduce any dental anxieties or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you feel comfortable, we will start to apply the bonding material to the treatment area. The bonding material will set and we can continue to add more layers until reaching the desired results. After adding the final layers, we shape and smooth the resin and your natural teeth for a beautiful result.
After your bonding and contouring treatment and for about two days, we highly recommend avoiding drinks and foods (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) that can stain your teeth. Additionally, the bonding material can chip so you should avoid hard objects, like candy, pens, and fingernails. To prevent discoloring the composite resin, you should also clean your teeth right after eating. Like regular teeth, you will need to clean bonded teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Biannual cleanings at Complete Family Dentistry will help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last up to ten years. At your annual dental examination, we will help you determine when you need another dental bonding and contouring procedure.
Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a great treatment option if you want to enhance your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation with one of our skilled team members. Please contact Complete Family Dentistry in Wellsboro, PA to schedule your appointment and enhance your smile.