Dental Bonding and Contouring Overview
No matter how hard you try to avoid them, some cosmetic issues are inevitable. You could receive a sports injury or take a bad fall that chips or cracks a tooth or develop discoloration for any number of reasons such as a medication or illness. Skilled dentist Dr. Dieter Burr offers dental bonding and contouring to correct certain cosmetic flaws at his office in Cocoa, FL. An easy, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover tooth discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve your teeth, make an appointment to learn more about bonding and contouring treatments at Advanced Dental Care.
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Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can correct chips, gaps, cracks, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Bonding and contouring is one of the least expensive cosmetic treatments and can often be completed in one visit. It also doesn’t require preparations like veneers or crowns; however, it isn’t as strong and generally doesn’t last as many years. Bonding and contouring is good for small issues, so if you require more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be considered. During your appointment, Dr. Burr will listen to your goals and then go over your treatment options.
What To Expect with Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring is completed, generally in one visit, at our office in Cocoa, FL. You don't need any anesthesia, but sedation methods can be discussed with Dr. Burr during your appointment for problems like anxiety or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Burr will begin applying the composite resin to the needed teeth with the help of one of his team members. The resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is done, Dr. Burr will contour and polish filling material and your natural teeth for an even appearance.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Follow-Up
After you've had dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining food and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for 48 hours. The composite resin can chip and stain, so don’t bite down on hard objects such as ice cubes, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and brush your teeth right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth should be cleaned like regular teeth with routine flossing and brushing. Bi-annual cleanings at Advanced Dental Care will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With ideal care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, Dr. Burr will help you decide if the cosmetic bonding and contouring needs to be re-done to maintain your appearance.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, so it is usually not covered by your dental insurance. Our team can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. In your consultation with Dr. Burr, he can talk about an estimate of cost and payment options we accept at Advanced Dental Care.
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Quick Cosmetic Improvements
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be a good treatment if you want to correct your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic options. Get more information about dental bonding and contouring at a consultation with Dr. Burr at his office in Cocoa, FL. Contact Advanced Dental Care to schedule an appointment and get started toward a more attractive smile.
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