Dental Bondingand Contouring
About Bonding and Contouring
A fast and effective way to improve your smile is dental bonding and contouring at MINT dentistry. Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can repair small cosmetic flaws on a tooth or teeth using composite resin. This treatment requires meticulous focus and artistry, two characteristics that the MINT dentistry professionals are well-known for. Our board-certified doctors recommend dental bonding and contouring to mask tooth discoloration, repair gaps and cracks in teeth, make teeth appear longer, or change the shape of a tooth altogether. If your smile has minor cosmetic flaws that could be easily addressed with bonding and contouring, schedule a consultation with our first-class dental team at MINT dentistry. With bonding and contouring, our skilled team can help you achieve a sexy smile that is sure to turn heads.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can help mask cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, tooth shape, and more. This procedure is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments available and can normally be performed in one quick visit. It also doesn’t require the prep work of veneers or crowns; however, it isn’t as strong and usually doesn’t last as long. Bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws, so if you need more extensive changes another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. During your consultation, a member of our team will ask about your aesthetic goals as well as concerns and then go over your best treatment options.
What to Expect
Dental bonding and contouring can be performed usually in one visit to a MINT dentistry office. Patients should not need any anesthesia, but sedation options can be discussed with a member of our team during your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable in one of our luxurious treatment chairs, wearing a pair of our signature MINT sunglasses, we will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas of your teeth. The bonding material will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is complete, a skilled MINT dentist will carefully and artistically contour and polish both the new resin and your natural teeth for a smooth, beautiful result.
After dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining food and drinks (coffee, tea, tobacco) for at least 48 hours. Brush your teeth as soon as possible if you do consume staining food and drinks. The composite bonding material can chip and stain, so don’t bite down on hard objects such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, pens. Bonded teeth should be cleaned like your regular teeth with daily brushing and flossing. Professional dental cleanings at MINT dentistry will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, a member of our MINT dentistry team will help you decide if your bonding and contouring should be re-done to maintain your results.
The MINT Commitment
Since dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, it is generally not covered by dental insurance. Our front office can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. During your consultation with our team, we will discuss estimates of cost and what payment options we accept at MINT dentistry. Our facility is committed to providing every patient with the gorgeous smile they desire at a rate they can afford. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how to make achieving your aesthetic goals more affordable.
Boost Your Smile
Dental bonding and contouring can be a great option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation at MINT dentistry. Contact us to schedule your appointment and get a stunning, head-turning smile with the cosmetic treatment dental bonding and contouring.