Dental Bonding and Contouring in Central TX

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What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Small chips and similar cosmetic concerns often result from accidents, teeth grinding or other habits, and a range of other causes. While seemingly minor, such issues can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and how you feel about your smile. Dental bonding and contouring is a conservative cosmetic dentistry solution we offer to enhance the look of teeth in the front of your mouth. A fast, effective treatment, bonding and contouring utilizes composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide discoloration, fill small gaps, and repair chipped teeth for an even, contoured appearance. To explore this option for enhancing the look of your smile, schedule a consultation at ACE Dental of Texas and receive more information about cosmetic dental bonding and contouring.

Ideal Candidates for Composite Bonding

Composite bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure and can usually be completed in one quick visit. While this option does not require the prep work of crowns or porcelain veneers, it is not as strong and may not last for as many years. At your treatment consultation, the ACE Dental team will listen to your goals and help you determine if cosmetic dental bonding is right for your smile. You may be a good candidate for composite dental bonding and contouring if you have:

  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Short or uneven teeth
  • Odd-shaped teeth
  • Tooth discoloration

What Is the Teeth Bonding Process?

Dental bonding and contouring is generally performed in one visit to our state-of-the-art dental practices. You may not need local anesthesia for this procedure; however, sedation options can be discussed if you tend to have dental anxiety. As soon as you are comfortable, one of our skilled dentists will select a shade of composite material that most closely matches your natural enamel. The composite will be applied to the area in need and shaped to resemble your own tooth anatomy. A special LED curing light will then be used to set (harden) the composite to your tooth. Once the bonding process is completed, our talented team will shape and smooth the material to blend with your natural teeth for an even appearance.

Caring for Dental Bonding

After bonding and contouring, you will be free to return to your normal daily routine. Since composite bonding material can chip and stain, we recommend that you avoid biting into hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and brush your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cared for just like natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing each day. Biannual cleanings at ACE Dental can help to reduce stain accumulation on the bonding material and keep your smile looking bright. With proper care, bonding and contouring can last up to ten years.

Insurance Coverage for Dental Bonding

Bonding and contouring is often performed as a cosmetic dentistry treatment and may not be covered by dental insurance. Nevertheless, our front office will check with your insurance company to double-check your benefits before determining any out-of-pocket costs. During your consultation at ACE Dental, we can review flexible financing plans and other convenient payment choices and help you select the option that best meets your needs.

Balance Your Smile With Dental Bonding

Dental bonding and contouring may be an effective option for enhancing the look of your smile without the time and cost of other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Performed at the hands of our accomplished dental team, composite bonding can repair chipped teeth, fill small gaps, and address other aesthetic concerns while delivering a natural result for your grin. Reserve your visit at one of our ACE Dental of Texas locations, and learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring.

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