What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. You may take a bad fall, bite down on something hard, or take something to the face, and find yourself with a chipped or broken tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can get discolored for any number of reasons, such as a medication or illness. KFA Dental Excellence performs bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws at our office in Farmingdale, NY. A quick cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to effectively alter the color of teeth, reduce spaces between teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change a tooth's shape. If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile, contact KFA Dental Excellence for a consultation today.
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Can I Get Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic treatment for patients that want to repair chips or cracks, or alter the color of their teeth and can usually be done in a single appointment. It also doesn’t need all the prep work crowns or veneers need. Bonding and contouring is best for minor flaws since they are not as strong as crowns and veneers and therefore don't last as long. However, if you want more extensive improvements, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. At your consult, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, or Dr. Aldieri will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss if bonding and contouring is a good option for your needs.
How Will You Perform My Bonding and Contouring?
Bonding and contouring is usually completed in just one visit at our office in Farmingdale, NY. You likely won't need any anesthesia, but sedation options can be reviewed at your consult if you have a strong fear, anxiety, or gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable in the treatment chair, one of our skilled dentists will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas with the help of one of our friendly dental assistants. The resin will be set, then more layers added. Once the layers of composite resin are complete, we will shape and smooth the filling material and your teeth for an even, natural, beautiful result.
What Do I Need to Do After Dental Bonding and Contouring?
After your bonding and contouring is complete you should avoid staining foods and drinks (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) for two days. The composite resin can chip and stain so do not bite on hard objects, such as ice, hard candy, fingernails, or pens. It is vital that you brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cared for just like your regular teeth. With good care, bonding and contouring can last up to ten years. At your yearly dental exams, we can help you determine if your bonding and contouring needs to be done again to maintain your smile.
Dental Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring can be a great procedure if you want to improve minor flaws in your teeth without the expense and time of other cosmetic options. Whether you're looking to repair a cracked tooth, remove stains or discoloration, improve the shape of your teeth, or reduce the spacing between teeth, bonding and contouring is a relatively quick and easy procedure that can do wonders for your smile. Get more information about dental bonding and contouring at your consultation with one of our skilled dentists in Farmingdale, NY. Contact KFA Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment and get started toward a beautiful and healthy smile.