No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. You may take a bad fall and chip a tooth. Sometimes a tooth can get discolored for any number of reasons, such as a medication or illness. Experienced dentist Dr. James Peterson offers dental bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws at his office in Coppell, TX. An easy, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide tooth discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a great way to improve your smile, schedule an appointment to learn more about bonding and contouring at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
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Dental bonding and contouring can correct chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in one visit. It also does not require prep work like with veneers or crowns and is ideal for minor flaws so if you want more extensive changes, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be better. During your consultation, Dr. Peterson will listen to your needs and wants and then go over your options.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring will typically be completed in a single visit at our office in Coppell, TX. Once you are ready, Dr. Peterson will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas with the help of one of his assistants. The composite resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the bonding process is set, Dr. Peterson will contour and polish the composite resin, as well as your natural teeth for an even result.
Once you have received dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining drinks and food (like tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can chip and stain so do not bite down on hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, and pens, and brush your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cleaned like regular teeth with regular flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will help to remove stains from the composite resin. With good care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, Dr. Peterson will help you decide if the dental bonding and contouring procedure needs to be redone to maintain your smile.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring can be a wonderful procedure if you want to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation with Dr. Peterson at our office in Coppell, TX. Contact James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to make your appointment and get started toward a beautiful smile.