Dental Bondingand Contouring
About Bonding and Contouring
For a fast, effective smile makeover, consider dental bonding and contouring, a cosmetic treatment at MINT dentistry in Sugarland, TX. Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic treatment that can correct small flaws on a tooth or teeth using composite resin. This treatment requires the eye of an artist and the precision of a scientist, which MINT dentists all have. We offer dental bonding and contouring to mask discoloration, repair dental cracks and gaps, make teeth appear longer, or to change the shape of a tooth altogether. If you have minor cosmetic flaws that can be easily improved with bonding and contouring, make an appointment with our first-class dental team at MINT dentistry in Sugarland, TX. Using cosmetic bonding and contouring, MINT dentistry can give you a sexy smile that leaves a great impression.
Dental bonding and contouring helps to hide cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, tooth shape, and more. Bonding and contouring is typically less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can normally be completed in one quick visit. Bonding and contouring also requires no preparations, unlike dental crowns or custom veneers, because the results are not as strong and therefore don't last as long. Bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, so we may recommend another cosmetic or restorative procedure if you need more extensive improvements. During your first appointment, we will ask about your aesthetic goals as well as concerns before recommending your best treatment plan.
What to Expect
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be done typically in one visit at our office in Sugarland, TX. Patients should not need anesthesia, but sedation options can be reviewed with a member of our team during your consultation if you have any fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable in a massaging treatment chair wearing our MINT sunglasses, we will begin applying the composite resin to the desired areas of your teeth. The bonding material will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. When the bonding process is done, your MINT dentist will carefully contour and polish the new composite resin as well as the edges of your natural teeth for a smooth result.
After your bonding and contouring treatment, we recommend you avoid staining food and drinks (like coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. Going forward, you should clean your teeth right away if you do consume staining food and drinks. The composite resin used for bonding can chip and stain, so don’t bite down on hard objects such as ice cubes, hard candy, your nails, and pens. Teeth with bonding material should be cleaned like your natural enamel with daily brushing and flossing. Professional dental cleanings at our office will help remove stains from the bonding material. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual exam, your dentist will help you decide if your cosmetic bonding should be re-applied to maintain the appearance of your smile.
The MINT Commitment
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, so it is usually not covered by insurance. Our front office can contact your insurance to confirm your policy coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this treatment. At your consultation with our team, we will review estimates of cost and the payment options we accept at MINT dentistry. We are committed to providing every patient with the beautiful smile they desire at an affordable price. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how to make achieving your cosmetic goals affordable.
Boost Your Smile
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be a great option if you're looking to make your smile more attractive without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments. Get more information about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation at MINT dentistry in Sugarland, TX. Contact us to schedule your appointment and get a more attractive smile with bonding and contouring plus other cosmetic treatments.