Dental Bonding and Contouring Overview
No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. 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. Springer/Orser Dentistry offers bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at his office in Arlington Heights, IL. An easy, effective 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 our practice.
Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring may correct chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in one visit. 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. During your consultation, our dental team will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your options.
What To Expect with Dental Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring will be typically done in a single appointment in our office in Arlington Heights, IL. You shouldn't need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed at your consultation for concerns like fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are ready, the bonding material will be applied to the desired areas. The composite resin will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, the composite resin and your natural enamel will be shaped and smoothed for a beautiful result.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Recovery
Once you've had bonding and contouring, it's 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 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, we can help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your smile.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
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. During your consultation, a member of our team will discuss your estimated costs and payment methods we take at our practice.
Plan Your Procedure
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful 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 consultation at our office in Arlington Heights, IL. Contact us to make your appointment and get a beautiful smile.