What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
An accident can happen at any time. You may take a bad fall and chip your tooth; a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication, and more. NowDental of Suffolk offers bonding and contouring for residents in Stony Brook, Hauppauge, and Commack, NY, to improve these small cosmetic flaws. A quick, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin to cover discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even change a tooth's shape. For a great treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring treatments at our Smithtown, NY office.
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Am I A Good Candidate for Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may fix chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more. Bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic treatment than alternative options and can normally be done in one quick visit. It does not require preparations, like veneers or crowns, but it is not as strong and typically doesn’t last as many years. Bonding and contouring is good for minor cosmetic flaws, but if you require bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be better. At your appointment, we will listen to your needs and desires and then discuss your treatment options.
What Can I Expect from Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring will be generally performed during one visit in our Smithtown, NY office. You shouldn't need any anesthesia; however, sedation methods can be discussed if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're comfortable, we will apply the bonding material to the needed areas with the help of one of our team members. The composite resin will be hardened before more layers are added. After the bonding process is complete, we will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural teeth for an even result.
What is The Recovery After Bonding and Contouring?
After you've had dental bonding and contouring, it's important to avoid staining foods and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for two days. The composite resin can chip and stain so do not bite down on hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, pencils, or your fingernails, and clean your teeth immediately after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth need to be cleaned like regular teeth with regular flossing and brushing. Professional dental cleanings at NowDental of Suffolk can help to remove stains from the composite resin. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. During your biannual dental examination, we will help you decide if your cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure needs to be done again to refresh your smile.
Will Insurance Pay for Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure so it is usually not covered by dental insurance. Our front office can contact your dental insurance company to double-check your coverage, but most patients will need to pay for the cost of the treatment on their own. During your consult, we can go over your estimated costs and the payment options we accept at NowDental of Suffolk.
Enhance Minor Dental Flaws with Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good option if you want to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Get more information on how bonding and contouring can help you get a beautiful and healthy smile at NowDental of Suffolk when you schedule a consultation at our Smithtown, NY office.