Dental Bonding and Contouring Overview
If you have a minor cosmetic flaw, you may not feel as confident about the appearance of your teeth and smile. To create a more balanced look in the smile zone, Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly uses a procedure called dental bonding and contouring to repair issues such as small chips in the teeth, minor gaps in the teeth, or even tooth discoloration. Our skilled staff at Made Ya Smile uses tooth-colored composite material to match the rest of your teeth while improving the tooth's size, shape, and color. If you are in the Missouri City, TX area and would like to learn more about this type of treatment, schedule an appointment for a custom consultation.
Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dr. Ly is excited to offer excellent dental care for all patients who could benefit from a dental bonding and contouring procedure. This treatment is ideal for patients as it does not require much preparation time, unlike crowns or veneers. Made Ya Smile uses composite tooth-colored material on the sides, front, back, or edges of a tooth in order to restore the form and function. This can be a cost-effective alternative to extensive treatments such as porcelain veneers but typically does not offer the same amount of durability. During your consultation, Dr. Ly can help you know if bonding and contouring meet your requirements or if you need a different solution. Bonding and contouring is a simple treatment that can be completed in a single appointment with Made Ya Smile. This procedure may be ideal if you have concerns such as minor:
- Tooth discoloration
- Gapped teeth
- Uneven edges in the teeth
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Misshapen or narrow teeth
What To Expect with Dental Bonding and Contouring
As a cosmetic procedure, dental bonding and contouring can correct different dental concerns for people of every age. While dental anesthetic is not required, Dr. Ly can offer sedation dentistry options if you are nervous about the procedure or have a strong gag reflex. Made Ya Smile will begin by cleaning and treating the teeth with a special liquid material. Then we will add a composite resin that matches the color of your tooth enamel for a seamless look. This will be sculpted into the right shape, then hardened with a curing light. Finally, Dr. Ly will polish the final bonding for a natural look and excellent result.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Recovery
Dental bonding and contouring by Made Ya Smile is an effective, non-invasive treatment that doesn't have a long recovery phase. Patients can return to their day as normal with more confidence in the smile. You can clean and care for your bonded teeth just like your natural teeth, such as daily brushing and flossing, especially after consuming staining food or beverages. Avoid chewing or biting down on pens, fingernails, or other hard objects to avoid breaking or damaging your restorations. Routine examinations and cleaning appointments will help Dr. Ly stay up-to-date on your progress and ensure the bonding does not need to be repaired. When cared for properly, dental bonding and contouring and last for about ten years.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
Cosmetic improvements such as dental bonding and contouring may be covered by dental insurance plans depending on your condition and the reason for treatment. At Made Ya Smile, an administrative member of our staff will reach out to your provider and file claims on your behalf if needed. To help our patients get the dental treatment they need for a better smile, we accept many forms of payment and offer third-party financing with low-interest rates. We will find a solution that works for your budget.
Bonding and Contouring
A healthier, more beautiful smile is closer than you think. With dental bonding and contouring by Made Ya Smile, you can correct minor issues such as chipped teeth, discoloration, incorrect spacing, and other issues that affect your smile. Dr. Ly uses a tooth-colored composite material as a simple alternative to a more complex solution such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Speak with a member of our team in Missouri City, TX to see if dental bonding and contouring is the right option for your cosmetic needs.