WHAT IS DENTAL BONDING AND CONTOURING?
When you have minor cosmetic flaws in your smile, you may be happy to find out that dental bonding and contouring can conceal imperfections like these. At Something To Smile About, Dr. Kevin Boulard, our general dentist, can skillfully perform dental bonding and contouring to improve the appearance of your teeth.
A fast but effective treatment, dental bonding and contouring is accomplished by the application of composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask tooth discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even change the shape of a tooth. For an effective way to enhance your teeth, schedule an appointment to get more information about dental bonding and contouring at Something To Smile About with Dr. Boulard today.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bonding And Contouring?
A personalized dental bonding and contouring procedure performed by Dr. Boulard can create a beautiful new smile with benefits like:
- Treating multiple dental problems
- Improving the shape and appearance of the teeth
- Supporting better oral health
- Boosting confidence and self-image
- Treatments are quick, easy, and comfortable
- No invasive procedures
- No downtime
"After delaying dental care for over a year, I found Dr. Boulard and have had two visits with his practice. I could not be more pleased! The staff is friendly and competent and showed deep concern for my needs and well being. After experiencing the intolerance and contempt the medical community at large has for those who cannot safely wear a face mask, I am overjoyed at the treatment and respect I received here. After my dental surgery, I got a follow-up call from Dr. Boulard himself, which I thought was so nice and caring. These folks stand head and shoulders above the rest and I am so grateful to have found them!"- L.P. / Office Visit / Jun 10, 2021
"I’ve been a patient with Dr. Boulard for 14 years. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my teeth! Always makes me feel comfortable and never a painful experience. I love the fact that they have high tech scanners so I never gag, no more gunky impressions. and they have up to date technology, with the option of also getting Invisalign. The rest of the staff is lovely and the office manager, Olga, is amazing! They are so efficient and well mannered. I highly recommend!"- D.S. / Google / May 24, 2021
"The entire staff at Something to Smile About is absolutely amazing. I have severe dental anxiety due to some terrible experiences with other dentists, and they really listened to all of my concerns and did everything they could to make me more comfortable. I have had a couple of rounds of dental work there now, and I don't feel a thing from beginning to end. Dr. Boulard is the best at what he does!"- K.W. / Google / May 15, 2021
"I just started going to Dr. Kevin Boulard after my family dentist, whom I've been with my ENTIRE life, retired."- K.W. / Facebook / Feb 13, 2021
"The staff is so amazing and caring. Takes time to listen to the concerns of the patient. Keeps them comfortable as can be in a dentist office."- T.D. / Facebook / Jul 08, 2020
WHO NEEDS BONDING AND CONTOURING?
Dental bonding and contouring is really efficient at concealing chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, and other flaws. This technique is a quick fix and can often be completed in one visit. It also doesn’t need prep work like crowns or veneers. On the other hand, it also is not as strong as fixed restoratives and generally doesn’t last as long either. Bonding and contouring is ideal for patients with small cosmetic issues. If you need restoration more than cosmetic touch up, Dr. Boulard will go over your treatment options.
DR. BOULARD'S BONDING & CONTOURING TECHNIQUES
When you come into our office for dental bonding and contouring, Dr. Boulard can start right away on your teeth. As soon as you are ready, Dr. Boulard will begin applying the bonding material to the needed areas of your teeth. The composite resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Boulard will shape and smooth it on your natural teeth for an even result.
Taking Care Of Your Dental Work
Once you have had dental resin applied to your teeth, you should avoid staining food and beverages (like coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The bonding material can stain and chip, so don’t bite down on hard objects such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, and pens, and brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cleaned like natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. Professional dental cleanings at Something To Smile About can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. During your annual dental examination, Dr. Boulard can help you determine if the bonding and contouring procedure needs to be re-done to maintain your smile.
Dental Bonding and Contouring FAQ
How much do these procedures cost?
The overall price of dental bonding and contouring can vary depending on a number of factors. During your initial consultation, our staff will assess the current state of your mouth before creating a personalized treatment plan built to address your specific needs. At this point, we can provide you with a detailed cost estimate for the procedure.
Are these procedures permanent?
While dental bonding can last for anywhere between 5 – 10 years, it is not permanent. Dental contouring, on the other hand, is permanent and cannot be reversed. It is important to keep the results of these procedures in mind when determining if they might be right for you.
Should I receive dental bonding or porcelain veneers?
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers can provide similar results. However, there are a few differences between them. First of all, dental bonding is much more affordable than veneers. This comes at the price of durability. Porcelain veneers last much longer and do not stain, chip, or break as easily. We'll keep your budget in mind when determining which of these treatments is right for you.
CREATING YOU A CONFIDENT SMILE
Bonding and contouring can be a good treatment if you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic options. Find out more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation with Dr. Boulard at his office in Merrimack, NH. Contact Something To Smile About to make your appointment and get an attractive smile.
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