Dr. William Shattuck performs bonding and contouring at his dental practice in Haslet, TX to improve many types of small cosmetic flaws. An accident can happen at any time; for example, you may take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. A fast, effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring at Radiant Dental Care.
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Dental bonding and contouring may treat cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can usually be done in a single visit. It does not need prep work like crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and typically does not stay on as long. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you want bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be better. At your consult, Dr. Shattuck will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring will be typically done in a single appointment in our office in Haslet, TX. You shouldn't need anesthesia; however, options for sedation may be reviewed with Dr. Shattuck at your consult for concerns like fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're ready, Dr. Shattuck will apply the bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of his assistants. The composite resin will be set, and more layers may be added as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Shattuck will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Once you've had bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining drinks and food (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can stain and chip, so do not bite hard objects like hard candy, pens, and fingernails, and clean your teeth immediately after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at Radiant Dental Care can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, Dr. Shattuck can help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your smile.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment, so it's typically not paid for by insurance. Our office can talk to your dental insurance company to double check whether it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consult at Radiant Dental Care, we will discuss your estimated costs as well as our payment options, plans, and third-party financing via CareCredit.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you would like to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consult with Dr. Shattuck at his office in Haslet, TX. Contact Radiant Dental Care to make your appointment to achieve a beautiful smile.