What Is Composite Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding and contouring is a simple yet effective cosmetic dentistry solution often used to address minor cosmetic flaws on the front teeth. These imperfections may include chipped teeth, discoloration, uneven edges, or minor gaps between the teeth. At Byers Station Dental, our general dentists and team want you to love your smile. We commonly perform cosmetic dental bonding and contouring, which uses tooth-colored composite resin to quickly enhance the shape, size, and color of the front teeth. If accidents, bumps to the mouth, or other incidents have left you feeling less than confident about your appearance, we invite you to visit our Chester Springs, PA practice to see if cosmetic dental bonding can improve the look of your grin!
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding?
You may be a good candidate for cosmetic bonding if you have small gaps, chips, cracks, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Composite dental bonding is a simple, safe, and effective treatment that may be ideal for patients of all ages. Though it does not involve the prep work of porcelain veneers or crowns, composite bonding is not quite as strong as other aesthetic materials and may not last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is best for addressing small aesthetic imperfections on the front teeth. During your appointment at Byers Station Dental, our dentists will listen to your goals and go over your cosmetic dentistry treatment options.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Bonding and contouring can be generally performed in a single visit to our office in Chester Springs, PA. Most patients do not require anesthesia to have their teeth bonded, but nitrous oxide sedation may be available if you feel anxious when visiting the dentist. Once you are ready, our dentists will select a shade of composite resin material that most closely matches your enamel and begin applying the bonding material to the designated teeth. The composite resin will then be hardened (set) with a special curing light. Once the bonding is in place, our dentists will shape and smooth the filling material to blend perfectly with your natural enamel for an even, seamless result.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
After your teeth have been bonded, it is important to care for them just like you do with natural tooth structure with daily brushing and flossing. Since the bonding material can chip and stain, we suggest that you avoid biting into hard objects, such as ice cubes or your fingernails. It is also a good idea to clean your teeth after eating or drinking foods or beverages that may stain the teeth, like berries, tea, or coffee. Biannual cleanings can help to polish away stains from the bonding material and keep your smile looking bright. With good care, bonding and contouring results may last up to ten years.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Bonding?
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic dental treatment and may not be covered under dental insurance plans. Nonetheless, a member of our billing team can talk to your insurance company to confirm your coverage before your scheduled visit. At Byers Station Dental, we want to help you and your family get smiles that make you feel confident. We are pleased to offer a range of convenient payment methods to help make dental bonding and contouring even more affordable.
Bring Confidence to Your Smile With Bonding
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be an ideal way to quickly repair chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth and other flaws for a more confident, beautiful grin. If you have minor aesthetic concerns, we invite you to find out more about the benefits of bonding front teeth at your consultation with our dentists. Contact Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA today to schedule your appointment and get started toward a beautiful and healthy smile!