What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Throughout life, it's common for patients to experience accidents, injuries, or other mishaps that impact the cosmetic appeal of the front teeth. Dental bonding and contouring is a simple yet effective cosmetic dentistry solution we offer that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Using advanced aesthetic skills and techniques, our experienced dental practitioners can strategically add natural-looking composite resin to fix chipped teeth, tooth discoloration, and other minor flaws and contour the shape of the teeth. Composite resin, the same material used for tooth-colored dental fillings, is shaded to blend seamlessly with tooth enamel. For an effective treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, make an appointment to learn more about dental bonding and contouring at Cranston Dental Group.
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"Great first time experience. My dental hygienist was very sweet, had great bedside manners. I came in for a regular check up/cleaning, and a consultation. The dentist who did my consultation was also very nice and informed me about my treatment plan. I would recommend them to my friends and family."- L.C. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"My appointment was at 11 am for a cleaning. Hygienist (Mary) greeted me right on time. She was very friendly and showed concern for the health of my teeth by asking a series of questions. The cleaning was very thorough and complete. Very pleased with the entire experience. Larry K."- L.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
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Who is a Candidate for composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry option that can be ideal for patients of all ages. Often completed in a single visit, bonding can enhance the smile by altering the length, shape, size, and shade of individual teeth. It does not require prep work like crowns or veneers; however, it isn't quite as strong and generally does not last as long. Bonding and contouring is generally best for addressing minor smile flaws, such as to:
- Fix chipped front teeth
- Repair broken teeth
- Mask tooth stains or discoloration
- Enhance misshapen teeth
- Lengthen short teeth
- Reduce gaps between teeth
How is dental bonding and contouring performed?
We can typically complete bonding and contouring in a single appointment at our office in Cranston, RI. While local anesthesia is not usually necessary for this procedure, our team will work to ensure your comfort throughout your entire visit. To begin, our talented team will select a shade of composite material that matches the color of your natural enamel. We will then apply the composite resin to the designated tooth or teeth and will cure (harden) the material in place. With refined technique, we'll then sculpt and contour the composite to replicate natural tooth anatomy and will then polish it to deliver a smooth, seamless appearance.
what happens after dental bonding and contouring?
Teeth that have composite bonding can be cared for just like natural tooth enamel with daily flossing, brushing, and overall good oral hygiene habits. Composite resin can chip, so it's best to avoid biting into hard objects like ice cubes, fingernails, and pens and to minimize your consumption of coffee, tea, or other foods that may stain. Routine dental cleanings at Cranston Dental Group can help polish away stains from the composite resin and keep your smile looking bright. With the ideal care and proper attention to your oral health, dental bonding may last as long as ten years.
Is Bonding and contouring Covered by Dental Insurance?
As an aesthetic dentistry treatment, composite bonding and contouring may not be covered by dental insurance. Even so, our front office can contact your dental insurance company to confirm your coverage before calculating any personal costs. Many patients find cosmetic bonding to be an economical alternative for enhancing the beauty of their smiles. To help make treatment more affordable for all individuals, Cranston Dental Group is pleased to accept low-interest CareCredit financing and a wide range of convenient payment options.
Bring Beauty to Your Smile
Dental bonding and contouring may be a great option for repairing chips, small gaps, and other smile flaws that bother you. At Cranston Dental Group, our distinguished team has advanced cosmetic dentistry skills and looks forward to helping you achieve your best smile ever. Get more information about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring by booking a private consultation at our Cranston, RI practice.