If you suffer from small stains, cracks, or chips in your teeth, Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX recommends dental bonding and contouring for a better looking smile with a single, effective procedure. Dental bonding is the application of tooth colored resin, by our board-certified dentist, Dr. Edwina Evangelista, to the damaged or discolored tooth to repair and disguise the minor imperfection(s) in question. Dental contouring (also known as dental reshaping) is the removal of excess tooth enamel with the careful use of dental tools in order to recreate a more appealing tooth shape. Bonding and contouring can improve the overall appearance of the smile in as little as one office visit.
What to Expect
This treatment option is fast and most patients feels minimal discomfort during the process. Dr. Evangelista will begin by etching the surface layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel which will help ensure the resin will correctly bond to the tooth. The resin itself is matched to the existing tooth color and then shaped to match the teeth near it. After that, a hardening light is used to harden the resin, and then the tooth is polished to to its final shape. This procedure is usually performed in our office with little or no anesthesia.
Patients should expect results to last for 3-10 years after this treatment. Good dental hygiene can prolong the duration, so patients are encouraged to follow a good home oral care routine and visit Beyond Smiles Dental Care for regular exams and cleanings. Since dental bonding is easier to chip or stain than dental veneers, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, quit smoking, and avoid biting hard objects. Even after the results diminish, the teeth can often be easily re-treated in order to prolong the results.
Prices will vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the number of teeth that are treated, but patients should expect to spend between $50 and $300 per tooth. Our front office will check to determine the patient’s options before billing.
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Small Fixes, Big Improvements
Dental bonding and tooth contouring can help eliminate minor blemishes and cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Bonding and contouring is a fast procedure that helps your teeth not only look better, but also improves your oral health by removing places for plaque and tartar to hide. Contact Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth today and learn about how dental bonding and contouring can help you.