Dental Bonding and Contouring South Yarmouth, MA

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What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Accidents happen. For example, maybe you take a bad fall and chip a tooth. Sometimes a tooth can get discolored for any number of reasons, such as from medication or illness. Dr. Peter Russo offers dental bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws at our office in South Yarmouth, MA. A fast but effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask tooth discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation to learn more about dental contouring and dental bonding in Cape Cod, MA, at Bass River Dental.

Do I Need Bonding and/or Contouring?

Bonding and contouring can help with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more. It is an affordable cosmetic dental treatment and can normally be completed in one quick visit. It also does not require the prep work of veneers or crowns; however, it is not as strong and usually does not last as long. Bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws, so if you need more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be a better option. During your consultation, we will listen to your needs and concerns and then go over your best treatment options for tooth bonding in Yarmouth, MA.

What Can I Expect from Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Dental bonding and contouring can typically be performed in one visit at our office in South Yarmouth, MA. You should not need any anesthesia, but sedation options can be discussed during your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. Once you are comfortable in the treatment chair, we will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas of your teeth with the help of one of our dental hygienists. The bonding material will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is complete, we will contour and polish both the resin and your natural teeth for an even finish.

What is the Recovery Process for Bonding and Contouring?

After dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining food and drinks (like coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The composite bonding material can chip and stain, so do not bite down on hard objects such as ice cubes, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Bonded teeth should be cleaned like regular teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Professional dental cleanings at Bass River Dental will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With proper care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, we will help you decide if the bonding and contouring procedure needs to be re-done to maintain your results.

Will My Insurance Pay for Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, so it is generally not covered by dental insurance. Our front office can contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage, but most patients will pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. During your consultation, a member of our team can go over an estimate of the cost and payment options we accept at Bass River Dental.

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Dental Bonding in Cape Cod, MA

Dental bonding and contouring can be a great option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation at our office in South Yarmouth, MA. Contact Bass River Dental to schedule your appointment and get started toward a beautiful and healthy smile.

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