Dental Bondingand Contouring
About Bonding and Contouring
To quickly improve the appearance of your smile, try dental bonding and contouring, a cosmetic treatment at MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX. Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment performed to correct minor flaws in your smile with composite resin. Bonding and contouring calls for the eye of an artist and the precision of a scientist, which MINT dentists all have. We offer bonding and contouring to hide discoloration, seal dental cracks and gaps, add length to short teeth, or to improve the general shape of your teeth. If you have minor cosmetic flaws that can be quickly improved with dental bonding and contouring, make an appointment with MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX. Using cosmetic bonding and contouring, MINT dentistry can give you a beautiful smile that dazzles everyone.
Dental bonding and contouring helps to hide chips, cracks, discoloration, small gaps, the shape of your teeth, and more. Bonding and contouring is typically less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and is normally be completed in a single, quick appointment. Bonding and contouring also requires no preparations, unlike dental crowns or custom veneers, because the results are not as strong and therefore don't last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for small flaws, so we may recommend another cosmetic or restorative procedure if you need more extensive improvements. At your first appointment, we will listen to your goals and concerns before suggesting your ideal treatment plan.
What to Expect
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is done typically in just one appointment at our practice in Dallas, TX. You don't need anesthesia; however, sedation methods can be reviewed with your dentist during your initial consultation for anxiety, fears about dental procedures, or a sensitive gag reflex. When you're relaxing in a massaging treatment chair wearing our MINT sunglasses, your dentist will apply the bonding material to the desired areas. The composite resin will be set before new layers are applied. When the bonding treatment is done, your MINT dental professional will carefully polish and contour the new composite resin as well as the edges of your natural teeth for a smooth finish.
Following your bonding and contouring treatment, we recommend you not consume staining drinks and food (tea, coffee, and products with tobacco) for at least two days. After this, you should clean your teeth right away when you do consume staining drinks and food. The composite resin used for bonding can stain and chip, so do not chew on hard objects like ice, fingernails, hard candy, and pens. Teeth with bonding material can be taken care of like your natural enamel with daily flossing and brushing. Bi-annual professional cleanings at our office will help polish away discoloration from the bonding material. With optimal care, bonding may last as long as ten years. At your annual examination, your dentist will help you determine if your cosmetic bonding needs to be re-applied to refresh the appearance of your smile.
The MINT Commitment
Bonding and contouring is considered an elective treatment, so it's usually not covered if you have insurance. Our team will speak to your insurance to understand your policy coverage, but you will probably need to pay out-of-pocket for this treatment. At your first appointment with your dental team, they will review cost estimates and the payment methods we accept. We are committed to giving all of our patients the beautiful smile they want at an affordable price. Ask for more information on our MINT Discount Plan to find out how we can make getting your cosmetic goals easy to fit into your budget.
Boost Your Smile
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good treatment if you're looking to make your smile more attractive without the time and expense required for other procedures. Get more information about the advantages of bonding and contouring by scheduling an appointment at our office in Dallas, TX. Contact MINT dentistry to make an initial consultation and get a beautiful smile with bonding and contouring plus other cosmetic treatments.