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 and cosmetic 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.
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.
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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