You cannot always avoid accidents. 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. Experienced dentist Dr. Mauricio Antezana performs bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at his office in Boca Raton, FL. An effective and quick 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 SEDA Dental.
Dental bonding and contouring may fix gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Additionally, it is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in a single appointment. It does not need prep work, like 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 consultation, Dr. Antezana will listen to your needs and wants, and then discuss your options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring will typically be completed in a single appointment at our office in Boca Raton, FL. You should not need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed with Dr. Antezana at your consultation for concerns, like fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are ready, Dr. Antezana will apply the bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of his assistants. The composite resin will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Antezana will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Once you have undergone bonding and contouring, it is important to not consume staining drinks and food (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 SEDA Dental 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, Dr. Antezana 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 is typically not paid by insurance. Our office can talk to 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 consult with Dr. Antezana, he will discuss your estimated costs and payment methods we take at SEDA Dental.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is an effective 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 consult with Dr. Antezana at our office in Boca Raton, FL. Contact SEDA Dental to schedule your appointment and get a beautiful smile.