About Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring is a conservative cosmetic dentistry solution we offer to repair minor imperfections on teeth that show in the smile. By adding composite resin material shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, general dentist Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber can fix a chipped tooth, cover discoloration, reduce gaps between teeth, and even change the shape of a tooth. Composite bonding from Plymouth Dental Group is a simple, minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of your smile and ultimately your self-confidence. If you are near the Plymouth or Kingston, MA area and have cosmetic concerns about your smile. we invite you to meet with our team to learn more about dental bonding and contouring.
Is Dental Bonding Right for Your Smile?
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may be ideal for patients of all ages who wish to enhance the appearance of their smile. It is accomplished through the placement of composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) and can often repair issues like:
- Cracked, broken, or chipped teeth
- Uneven biting or jagged edges
- Slight spaces between front teeth
- Discoloration or deep stain
Dental bonding and contouring is a cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedure and can usually be completed in one appointment. It does not require preparations like crowns or veneers but may not provide the same durability or longevity as porcelain and other materials. During your appointment, Dr. Scheiber will listen to your goals and help you determine if bonding or another treatment option is ideal for achieving your desired results.
The treatment Process
Dental bonding and contouring is a comfortable procedure and generally does not require the need for anesthesia. However, sedation dentistry options may be available if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are ready, Dr. Scheiber will select the appropriate shade of composite material and add it to the area in need. The material will then be set (hardened) to your tooth or teeth with a special dental light. After the bonding process is complete, Dr. Scheiber will sculpt, contour, and smooth the composite resin to blend naturally with your teeth for an even finish.
Caring for Your Composite Bonding
At the end of your visit, our team will provide tips on caring for your bonded teeth. It is best to avoid nail-biting, ice-chewing, and biting on pens to preserve the composite material. Like natural tooth structure, composite bonding can become stained over time from coffee, tea, tobacco, and other products. To keep your bonded teeth healthy and bright, we recommend that you brush and floss daily and attend routine dental cleanings with our team at Plymouth Dental Group. We can help you maintain your results by polishing away surfaces stain and monitoring the integrity of your bonding. With proper care and attention, composite bonding may last up to ten years.
Is Bonding Covered by Insurance?
Dental bonding and contouring is largely a cosmetic dentistry treatment and may not be covered by insurance. Our front office can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage before calculating treatment costs. At Plymouth Dental Group, we are pleased to accept a wide range of payment options and can help you apply for flexible patient financing.
Enhance the Quality of Your Smile
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be a great option for quickly repairing broken teeth, small gaps, and other minor flaws. Performed in a single visit to our modern Plymouth, MA office, dental bonding uses composite material to transform the front teeth for a natural, beautiful result. Contact Plymouth Dental Group today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scheiber and get the smile you desire!