Sometimes, accidents happen. For example, you may take a bad fall and chip a tooth. In some cases, a tooth can become discolored for any number of reasons, such as medication use or illness. Our experienced team at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach offers dental bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws. A quick, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide tooth discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve your smile, schedule an appointment to learn more about bonding and contouring at our North Miami Beach, FL office.
Dental bonding and contouring can improve chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. It is an affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in one appointment. It also does not require prep work, like with veneers or crowns; however, it is also not as strong and typically does not stay on as long. Bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws so if you want more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option for you. During your consultation, we will listen to your needs and wants, and then go over your options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring will be typically completed in one visit at our office in North Miami Beach, FL. You should not need any anesthesia, but options for sedation can be discussed during your consultation for concerns, like fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are ready, the composite resin will be applied to the needed areas. The composite resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is set, the composite resin and your natural teeth will be contoured and polished for an even result.
Once you have received dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid consuming staining drinks and foods (like tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can chip and stain so do not bite down on hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, and pens, and brush your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cleaned, like regular teeth, with regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With good care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, our team will help you decide if the dental bonding and contouring procedure needs to be redone to maintain your smile.
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure so it is typically not covered by insurance. Our office can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. At your consultation, we can discuss an estimate of cost and payment options we accept at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring can be a wonderful procedure if you want to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation at our office in North Miami Beach, FL. Contact SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach to schedule your appointment and get started toward a beautiful smile.