Dental Bonding and Contouring in Boston, MA

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What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere, to anyone. You may take a bad fall and chip a tooth. A medication or illness could cause discoloration in your teeth. There are many more possibilities. Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, performs bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at our office. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, lengthen a tooth, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great treatment to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation today.

Who Can Get Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Bonding and contouring can help if you suffer from cracks, gaps, or chips in your teeth, or if you have issues with tooth length, discoloration, and more. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in as simple as one visit. The prep work that goes into veneers and crowns is not necessary; however, it isn’t as strong and generally does not last as long as veneers or crowns. Bonding and contouring is good for minor cosmetic flaws so if you require more extensive improvements, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. At your consult, we will carefully listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your treatment options.

The Dental Bonding and Contouring Treatment

Dental bonding and contouring is usually performed in a single visit to our office in Boston, MA. You should not need any anesthesia, but in case you have any fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex, we can discuss what options are available to you. As soon as you're comfortable, we will apply the composite resin to the desired areas of your teeth. The resin will be hardened with a special light, then additional layers added as needed following the same process. After the layers of composite resin are complete, we will contour and polish the filling material and your natural enamel for an even result and natural look.

Following Dental Bonding and Contouring

After your bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume foods and beverages that are known to stain (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The composite resin can chip so don’t bite down on hard objects, such as hard candy, fingernails, and pens. It can also stain so brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Your bonded and contoured teeth will need to be cared for just like natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, can help to polish away stains from the bonding material as well. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. At your annual dental exam, we will look at the bonding and contouring and see if it needs to be redone to refresh your appearance.

Insurance Coverage For Bonding and Contouring

Dental bonding and contouring is considered a cosmetic treatment so it is typically not paid by dental insurance. Our office can talk to your dental insurance company to confirm if it is covered or not. At your consult, we will give you an estimate of cost and can review payment options we accept at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA.

Correct Your Smile

Bonding and contouring is a great way to correct your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments, like porcelain veneers. Get more information about bonding and contouring at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, during a consultation with one of our skilled dentists. Contact our office to make your appointment, and get a beautiful and healthy smile.

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