About Cosmetic Bonding
A range of minor cosmetic imperfections may affect the appearance of the smile, from enamel defects to damage sustained during injuries or accidents. At Avon Dental Group, our team of general dentists performs dental bonding and contouring services with tooth-colored composite resin to repair these minor cosmetic flaws within teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding is a fast, efficient way to enhance the appearance of the smile by hiding discoloration, filling small gaps between teeth, lengthening a tooth, or even improving the shape of a tooth. Our dentists are experts at selecting the ideal shade of tooth-colored composite to blend naturally with the surrounding enamel. If you are searching for an effective way to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment at our Avon, CT family dental practice to learn more about composite dental bonding and contouring procedures.
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Ideal Candidates for Bonding
Dental bonding and contouring may be used to treat gaps, chips, cracks, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor flaws. As a cost-effective alternative to more extensive cosmetic options, dental bonding offers an affordable cosmetic solution and can often be completed in one appointment. Cosmetic bonding also does not require prep work like porcelain veneers or crowns; however, it is generally not as durable and may not last as long. At your appointment, our dentists will listen to your needs and concerns and then help you determine if cosmetic bonding or another treatment option is best-suited to meet your smile goals.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Composite bonding and contouring is typically completed in one visit to our office in Avon, CT. You should not need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be discussed with our team during your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are ready, one of our dentists will select the appropriate shade of material and apply the composite resin to the designated teeth. The bonding material will be sculpted to replicate natural tooth anatomy and then cured (hardened) with a special LED light. Once the bonding process is set, we will contour and smooth the tooth-colored composite material to blend with your natural teeth for a beautiful, seamless finish.
Following Your Treatment
Since bonding material is more susceptible to staining and chipping than other cosmetic materials, its best to avoid biting into hard objects such as ice, hard candy, and pens. You may also benefit from brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking to minimize the risk of stain. Bonded teeth should be cared for like natural teeth, with daily flossing and brushing. Professional dental cleanings at Avon Dental Group can help to polish away stains from the bonding material and keep your smile bright and attractive. With good care, composite dental bonding may last as long as ten years.
Is Bonding Covered?
Composite dental bonding and contouring is generally regarded as a cosmetic treatment and may not be covered by insurance. Our office can contact your dental insurance company to confirm your coverage and calculate any out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation visit, our team will go talk with you about your treatment plan and let you know of the convenient payment options offered at Avon Dental Group.
A Convenient Cosmetic Solution
Bonding and contouring from the skilled general dentists at Avon Dental Group may be a great procedure if you would like to improve the appearance of minor flaws in your smile. For more information about convenient cosmetic bonding and contouring, we welcome you to schedule a visit at our Avon, CT dental practice. Our team is proud to offer a wide array of solutions to help your family enjoy confident and healthy smiles.