What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Minor smile flaws may arise from a number of circumstances, such as accidents, slip-and-falls, and teeth grinding habits, and can impact your appearance and self-confidence. To help Harker Heights, TX patients feel better about their smiles, our talented general dentists are excited to offer dental bonding and contouring. Composite dental bonding offers a natural-looking option to help improve minor cosmetic flaws and enhance the look of your smile. This conservative but effective cosmetic dentistry treatment uses tooth-colored composite resin to cover tooth discoloration, fill small gaps, make teeth look longer, and repair chipped front teeth for a more appealing, contoured appearance. To find out if dental bonding and contouring might be right for you, please schedule a visit at ACE Dental of Harker Heights today!
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"From the very first time I stepped into the office everyone has been beyond friendly and helpful. I’ve been 3x in the last week including today for a scheduled root canal which was handled flawlessly. They made sure I was comfortable before during and after the procedure and they made sure to explain what was happening, happened and why. I definitely recommend!!"- J. / Google / Oct 03, 2021
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"This place has the best staff ever. They are so awesome that I paid for my work and I was out of network. Everyone is nice from the front to the back. These ladies are everything"- M.C. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2021
"I got my clipped tooth fixed and I’m loving my smile CANT stop smiling !!"- A.T. / Google / Sep 03, 2021
Is Composite Bonding Right for You?
Dental bonding and contouring offers a quick, affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment option that can generally be completed in one office visit. It does not require preparations, like porcelain veneers or crowns, but it is not as strong and may not last quite as long. When you visit our friendly Harker Heights, TX team, we can help you determine if bonding or another option is best for your smile. Composite bonding and contouring can be used to treat:
- Small enamel chips
- Tooth discoloration
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Uneven or jagged edges
- Short or odd-shaped teeth
- Cracked or slightly crooked teeth
The Bonding Process
Composite bonding and contouring can often be performed without the need for dental anesthesia. But please inquire about sedation methods if you have dental anxiety or feel nervous about your care. Once you are ready, one of our dentists will choose a shade of composite resin that matches your enamel and apply the material to the desired area of your tooth. The composite resin will be molded to mimic natural tooth anatomy and cured (hardened) with a dental light. Once the bonding process is complete, we will contour and smooth the filling material to blend with your enamel for a beautiful, seamless finish.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
You can generally return to normal daily activities following a dental bonding and contouring procedure. Since stains can accumulate on the composite material, we encourage you to brush after consuming tea, coffee, or similar products. It is also recommended that you avoid biting into hard surfaces, like ice or your fingernails, as this could chip or damage your bonding. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cared for just like the rest of your mouth with daily flossing and brushing. Dental cleanings at ACE Dental of Harker Heights can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care and proper attention, composite bonding may last as long as ten years.
Is Bonding Covered by Insurance
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment and may not be a dental insurance benefit. Nonetheless, our team can talk to your insurance company to review your plan before estimating any personal treatment costs. We can also explain the variety of affordable payment options available at ACE Dental of Harker Heights when you visit for your treatment consultation.
Upgrade Your Smile With Composite Bonding
Composite bonding and contouring may be a great option for upgrading the look of your smile without the expense and time of other cosmetic dentistry treatments. When performed by our exceptionally talented dentists, bonding at ACE Dental of Harker Heights can transform minor aesthetic flaws for a natural-looking, balanced result. Find out more about bonding and contouring by booking your consultation at our modern Harker Heights, TX dental practice.