What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Creating smiles that are attractive and confident is important to our Made Ya Smile Dental team. Even minor flaws on the teeth that show when you smile can have an effect on how you feel about yourself and whether or not you are enjoying your grin. As a well-trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peter Nishino offers dental bonding and contouring to fix small chips, uneven edges, spacing issues, and other smile concerns. Though these issues may be minor in nature, correcting them can maximize your confidence and significantly improve the look of your smile.
Dental bonding and contouring is a fast, simple way to even out the teeth for a natural feel and appearance. Dr. Nishino uses composite resin shaded the color of your tooth enamel to reshape proper tooth anatomy and improve shade, size, and shape of individual teeth in the front of the mouth. Safe for patients of all ages, dental bonding and contouring may help you avoid the need for more involved types of treatment. Overcome small cosmetic imperfections in the smile by partnering with a skilled dentist who listens to your concerns and always puts your comfort first. Get in touch with our Friendswood, TX practice and make your appointment with Dr. Nishino today.
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What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding and Contouring?
At Made Ya Smile, cosmetic bonding and contouring could produce a number of benefits for Friendswood, TX individuals desiring to improve the appearance and use of their teeth. These benefits comprise:
- Addresses minor cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, and stains
- Improves the sturdiness and stability of weakened or worn-down teeth
- Generates results that last a long time
- Short and comfortable treatment
- Offers an affordable option versus more intensive dental treatments, such as veneers or crowns
- It can increase an individual's self-confidence about their teeth
- Takes only very little enamel removal, sustaining the existing tooth structure
- Improves tooth shape, size, and position
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Performed with tooth-colored composite material, dental bonding and contouring brings a balanced and complete look back to individual teeth. This type of cosmetic treatment can be performed in the front or back of the mouth and in patients of all ages. Dr. Nishino uses dental bonding and contouring to address several types of cosmetic concerns in the smile, including:
• Chipped or uneven biting edges
• Misshapen or narrow teeth
• Discolored tooth structure
• Small spaces between teeth
Dental bonding and contouring is a cost-effective treatment option for repairing the look of the smile, creating a balanced, even appeal. It is placed in a simple, single appointment and does not require the advanced preparation of other restorative and cosmetic options, such as dental veneers or crowns. While dental bonding can serve a variety of needs, it may not last as long or provide the same durability and strength as porcelain or other types of cosmetic restorations. During your consultation, Dr. Nishino will evaluate your concerns and present all treatment options to help you find a solution that meets your dental needs and budget.
What Is the Dental Bonding and Contouring Process?
Most patients who opt for dental bonding can receive this procedure within the convenience of a single visit, even if multiple teeth are being treated. It is a comfortable, minimally invasive process and involves adding composite material to the tooth and shaping it into a natural and appealing anatomical structure. While dental anesthetic usually is not needed, Dr. Nishino may offer sedation dentistry to help you relax if you feel nervous in the dental office environment.
Dr. Nishino uses his refined artistic eye and advanced cosmetic skills to shape a beautiful and uniform smile using dental contouring and bonding. To begin, he cleans the treatment surfaces to which the composite material will be added with a special liquid that helps the material adhere to the tooth structure. He then selects the color of material that matches your enamel shade. Using special instruments, Dr. Nishino will mold and shape the tooth-colored material to precise contour and anatomy and will harden (cure) it in places with our dental light. After your bonding is polished and smoothed, it will look and feel like it has always been part of your smile.
How Can I Care for My Bonded Teeth?
Caring for your smile after receiving cosmetic improvements with composite resin is the same as how you care for your natural teeth. Once your bonding is in place and set, you can go about your normal routine and eat and drink what you like. To protect your new smile, however, it is best to avoid biting on pens, ice, fingernails, and other hard objects as this could break or chip your composite bonding. Our Friendswood, TX team also recommends that you brush and floss right after you drink coffee or tea or eat foods that tend to stain to help keep the shade of your bonding bright and free from discoloration. During your biannual dental cleaning and exam visits, Dr. Nishino and our team will check your bonding to make sure it is still in place and strong. We can also polish your teeth to help remove any surface stains that may have accumulated. Composite bonding, when cared for in the best way, can last up to ten years before needing to be replaced from normal wear and tear in your mouth.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Insurance?
At Made Ya Smile Dental in Friendswood, TX, we are pleased to participate with most major PPO dental insurance plans and will contact your provider to learn if dental bonding and contouring is a covered benefit. Any out-of-pocket treatment expenses will be presented to you before we start your procedure. To help all patients achieve a smile they love, we take a range of payment solutions and can offer information on covering the cost of your care with low- or no-interest financing plans.
Dental Bonding and Contouring FAQ
How long do dental bonding and contouring results last?
Dental bonding and contouring results can last up to 10 years. Patients can keep their results long-lasting by practicing property oral hygiene, avoiding biting into hard foods, and scheduling regular dental visits.
Do you need time to recover after dental bonding and contouring?
Bonded teeth do not have s significant recovery period. Most patients will be able to return to their normal routine once their procedure is complete. If you have a chipped tooth you want to repair or a gap you would like to minimize, reach out to our team to schedule your consultation.
How long is the dental bonding and contouring procedure?
Generally speaking, dental bonding and contouring can take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. Our team will go over what to expect and any aftercare needed during your consultation.
Minimally Invasive Smile Repair
A healthy and beautiful smile is something that all patients have the right to enjoy. If you have minor cosmetic flaws that are keeping you from enjoying a confident grin, let Dr. Nishino and our caring Made Ya Smile Dental team help. We offer dental bonding and contouring as a simple, comfortable way to transform discolored, chipped, spaced, or uneven teeth into an attractive and balanced smile. Using composite resin matched to your enamel, bonding is a safe and convenient way for all patients to achieve their smile goals and may be a cost-effective alternative to more expensive cosmetic care. Learn more about the benefits of dental bonding and contouring by making your appointment at our modern Friendswood, TX practice today.