Sometimes, accidents happen. For example, maybe you take a bad fall and chip a tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can get discolored from an illness or medication. We offer dental bonding and contouring to fix small cosmetic flaws at our office in San Diego, CA. An effective and quick treatment, bonding and contouring apply composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, or even improve the shape of a tooth. If you want an effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile, make an appointment to receive more information about bonding and contouring at Dental Express.
"This place has been good so far. They are friendly and professional. Office is very clean and modern. Location is convenient if you are any where near point Loma. Ruben is an all-star extremely informative and has great communication, a pleasure to deal with. Dr Casey seems real down to earth and also easy to deal with. Overall my experience has been good and I would reccomend this spot."- J.F. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
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Dental bonding and contouring may improve cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in a single appointment. It does not require preparations, like veneers or crowns; however, it isn’t as strong and usually does not last as many years. Bonding and contouring work well for minor flaws so if you want bigger changes, a different cosmetic or restorative procedure may be considered. At your consultation, we will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your best treatment options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is usually performed in a single visit. You should not need any anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be discussed with one of our dentists for issues with dental anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're comfortable in the treatment chair, we will begin applying the composite resin to the affected teeth. The bonding material is set with a special light before adding more layers. After the bonding process is done, our team will shape and polish both the resin and your natural enamel for an even appearance.
After the bonding and contouring treatment, it's important to not consume staining foods and drinks (like tobacco, coffee, and tea) for two days. The composite resin can stain and chip so avoid biting down on hard objects, like hard candy, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and brush your teeth immediately after eating. Bonded teeth should be cared for just like natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Professional dental cleanings at Dental Express can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. At your annual dental exam, we will help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be redone to refresh your smile.
Bonding and contouring is a cosmetic treatment so it is typically not covered by insurance. Our team can contact your insurance company to double-check if it is covered. However, most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. At your consultation with one of our dentists, we will talk about your estimated costs and payment options we take at Dental Express.
Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring can be a wonderful treatment if you want to correct the appearance of your smile without the expense and time of other cosmetic procedures. Learn more about bonding and contouring during a consult at one of our San Diego, CA locations. Contact Dental Express to schedule an appointment and get a beautiful smile.
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