What is Bonding and Contouring?
Sometimes, the unexpected can have a huge impact on your smile. You may take a bad fall and chip your tooth. You start a new medication and it causes discoloration to your teeth. It's even possible certain illnesses can discolor your teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Knight performs bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at his office in Midland, MI. A fast and effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin to hide tooth discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, or even improve a tooth's shape. The result: a beautiful enhancement to your smile. Make an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring at Knight Dental Care.
Who Can Get Dental Bonding and Contouring?
If you find yourself with any one of these issues in your teeth, dental bonding and contouring may be for you — cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, shape and size, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic dental treatment and can normally be done in one appointment. It also doesn’t need the prep work that crowns or veneers need. However, it isn’t as strong and usually doesn’t last as many years. Bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you need more extensive changes, cosmetic dentist Dr. Knight may suggest another restorative or cosmetic procedure. At your consultation, Dr. Knight will listen to your goals and then go over your best treatment options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is typically completed in a single appointment in our Midland, MI office. You shouldn't need anesthesia, but options for sedation may be reviewed with Dr. Knight during your consultation if you have any fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable, Dr. Knight will apply the composite resin to the desired areas of your teeth with the help of one of his team members. The composite resin will be hardened with a special light, then more layers added. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Knight will contour and smooth the filling material and your natural teeth for a beautiful, even result.
Dental Bonding and Contouring FAQ
How long do the results of dental bonding last?
In most cases, dental bonding will display stunning results that should last anywhere from 3 – 10 years before requiring an appointment for a touch-up. These numbers will differ from one patient to another depending on their personal habits and lifestyle.
Is dental contouring painful?
Very few of our patients report experiencing pain during an appointment for dental contouring. This is due in large part to the fact that the enamel of the teeth doesn't have any nerves or blood vessels, making the experience virtually painless.
Does dental bonding look natural?
Our staff is incredibly experienced in providing dental bonding that looks entirely natural. We will tint the material of the bonding in order to perfectly match the natural color of your teeth, making it practically impossible to tell where your teeth end and the bonding begins.
Bonding and Contouring a Good-Looking Smile
Improve the appearance of your smile without the expense and time of cosmetic dental treatments. Find out more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring — a quick and effective solution to chipped, cracked, or oddly shaped teeth — during a consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Knight at his office in Midland, MI. Contact Knight Dental Care to schedule your appointment, or if you have questions about financing and insurance, and get an attractive smile.
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