Dental Bondingand Contouring
About Bonding and Contouring
For a fast, effective smile makeover, consider dental bonding and contouring at MINT dentistry in North Richland Hills, TX. Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic dentistry procedure performed to repair minor flaws in your smile with composite resin. Bonding and contouring calls for meticulous focus and artistry, two characteristics that the MINT dentistry professionals are well known for. Our board-certified doctors recommend bonding and contouring to hide tooth discoloration, seal gaps and cracks in teeth, add length to short teeth, or to improve the general shape of your teeth. If your smile has minor cosmetic flaws that could be quickly addressed with dental bonding and contouring, schedule a consultation with MINT dentistry in North Richland Hills, TX. With bonding and contouring, our skilled team can help you achieve a beautiful smile that leaves a great impression.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can help mask chips, cracks, discoloration, small gaps, the shape of your teeth, and more. This procedure is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments available and is normally be performed in a single, quick appointment. It also doesn’t require the prep work of veneers or crowns, because they aren't as strong and usually don't last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is best for small cosmetic flaws, so if you need more extensive changes another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. At your consultation, a member of our team will listen to your goals and concerns before recommending your ideal treatment options.
What to Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is performed usually in just one appointment at our practice in North Richland Hills, TX. You don't need any anesthesia; however, sedation methods can be discussed with your dentist during your initial consultation for dental anxiety, fears about dental procedures, or a sensitive gag reflex. When you're relaxing in one of our luxurious treatment chairs wearing a pair of our signature MINT sunglasses, your dentist will apply the bonding material to the needed areas. The composite resin will be set before new layers are applied. Once the bonding treatment is complete, a skilled MINT dental professional will carefully and artistically polish and contour both the new resin and your natural teeth for a smooth, beautiful finish.
Following dental bonding and contouring, you should not consume staining drinks and food (tea, coffee, and products with tobacco) for at least two days. After this, you should brush your teeth as soon as possible when you do consume staining drinks and food. The composite bonding material can stain and chip, so do not chew on hard objects like ice, hard candy, your nails, and pens. Bonded teeth can be taken care of like your regular teeth with daily flossing and brushing. Bi-annual professional cleanings at MINT dentistry will help polish away discoloration from the composite resin. With optimal care, bonding may last as long as ten years. At your annual dental examination, a member of our MINT dentistry team will help you determine if your bonding and contouring needs to be re-done to refresh your results.
The MINT Commitment
Bonding and contouring is considered an elective treatment, so it's generally not covered if you have dental insurance. Our team will speak to your insurance company to understand your coverage, but you will probably need to pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. During your first appointment with your dental team, they will discuss cost estimates and what payment methods we accept. Our facility is committed to giving all of our patients the gorgeous smile they want at a rate they can afford. Ask for more information on our MINT Discount Plan to find out how we can make getting your aesthetic goals affordable.
Boost Your Smile
Dental bonding and contouring is a good treatment if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without the time and expense required for other procedures. Learn more about the advantages of bonding and contouring by scheduling an appointment at our office in North Richland Hills, TX. Contact MINT dentistry to make an initial consultation and get a more attractive smile with the cosmetic treatment of dental bonding and contouring.