What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Teeth that are slightly chipped, uneven, or otherwise flawed may seem like minor issues but can cause significant smile concerns for a number of individuals. To help resolve these cosmetic conditions, the general dentists at ACE Dental of New Braunfels are pleased to offer dental bonding and contouring. With this aesthetic dentistry option, our talented team uses composite resin to repair chipped teeth, fill in minor gaps, cover discoloration, and make teeth look longer to improve the overall look of the smile. Composite dental bonding can offer a simple yet effective way to enhance the appearance of the front teeth without the expense and time of other treatments. If you wish to resolve minor aesthetic dental issues, schedule a consultation at our New Braunfels, TX office to learn more about bonding and contouring.
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Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Composite bonding and contouring is a low-cost cosmetic dental treatment that can often be completed in a single visit. It does not require the prep work of veneers or porcelain crowns, but it also is not as strong as other solutions and may not last as many years. At your consultation, our caring dentists will listen to your goals and help you explore all of your cosmetic dentistry options. Composite dental bonding may be ideal for improving the look of:
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Short or uneven teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Slight tooth misalignment
- Odd-shaped teeth
What to Expect During Your Visit
Bonding and contouring can be typically completed in one appointment in our office in New Braunfels, TX. While you will not likely require any dental anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation may be administered to help you feel more at ease during your procedure. As soon as you are comfortable, one of our dentists will select a shade of composite resin that matches the color of your teeth and apply it to the areas in need. The resin will be hardened with a curing light and contoured to blend evenly with your natural tooth enamel. Once the bonding process is done, we will shape and polish the filling material for a smooth, even finish.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
After your dental bonding visit, you can generally resume your normal daily routine. Since composite resin can chip and stain, it is best to avoid biting down into hard objects (such as ice cubes, pens, or your fingernails) and to clean your teeth immediately after eating. Bonded teeth can be cared for just like natural teeth with thorough flossing and brushing each day. Attending routine dental cleanings at ACE Dental of New Braunfels can help to minimize stain accumulation and maintain the appearance of your smile. With good care, cosmetic dental bonding may last as long as ten years.
Insurance Coverage for Dental Bonding
Composite bonding and contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure, and as such, may not be covered by dental insurance. Our team can contact your insurance company ahead of time to confirm your coverage before determining your personal treatment costs. During your consultation, we can explain the convenient payment methods accepted at ACE Dental of New Braunfels or help you apply for special patient financing plans.
Improve Smile Flaws With Dental Bonding
Dental bonding and contouring can be an excellent way to improve minor imperfections in your front teeth without the expense and time of other cosmetic procedures. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our dentists offer composite bonding to quickly and effectively improve small gaps, chipped teeth, and other smile flaws, which may boost the cosmetic appeal of your smile. For more on cosmetic dental bonding at our New Braunfels, TX practice, contact our friendly team and reserve your visit today!