About Dental Bonds and Contour
Small imperfections of the teeth can be fixed with a cosmetic procedure known as dental bonding. The dentists at Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, Texas can repair small cracks, chips, and gaps. The treatment is also effective in transforming the look of stains and discolorations. With a simple and quick technique, a resin material is applied to the surface of the tooth and will be matched to existing teeth in terms of color. Once placed, bondings will leave a natural appearance. A complementary procedure, dental contouring, involves removing a small amount of enamel to improve the shape and length of teeth.
Composite Bonding Reviews
"Meeting Dr. Riley! He was very patient and friendly! He did a very good job bonding my teeth and explained everything to me very well regarding my situation. He has a "bright" future ahead of him!"- R. / SmileReminder / Oct 15, 2015
"Dr Davis finds great joy in assisting patients with their cosmetic and dental needs. He is hands on and works with a passion that brings patients back to his office. His techniques and end results make you proud when you leave his office. I highly recommend Dr Spiker Davis."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 18, 2014
"Dr. Riley did a very good job repairing my bonding. My tooth looks great. Thank you."- K.E. / Office Visit / Jun 22, 2016
"Recently I chipped a tooth and Cosmetic Dental was very accommodating in fitting me into the schedule to get it fixed promptly the very next day. I have been a patient for many years and have always had a great experience. The staff is friendly, helpful and always greets me with a smile. Highly recommended! Paul"- P.S. / Office Visit / Mar 31, 2016
"no shots DR. Riley WAS GREAT"- D. / SmileReminder / Jun 18, 2015
What to Expect
This treatment option is fast and painless. The dentist will begin by etching the surface layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel which will help ensure the resin will correctly bond to the tooth. The resin itself is matched to the existing tooth color and shaped to match the teeth near it. After that, a hardening light is used to harden the resin, and then the tooth is polished to to its final shape. This procedure is usually performed in the dentist’s office with little or no anesthesia.
Patients should expect results to last for 3-10 years after this treatment. Good dental hygiene can prolong the duration, so patients are encouraged to follow a good home oral care routine and visit their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Since dental bonding is easier to chip or stain than dental veneers, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, quit smoking, and avoid biting hard objects. Even after the results diminish, the teeth can often be easily re-treated in order to prolong the results.
Prices will vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the number of teeth that are treated, but patients should expect to spend between $50 and $300 per tooth. If the bonding or contouring is being performed to correct a trauma or accident, the patient’s insurance may cover some of the costs. Our front office will check to determine the patient’s coverage before billing.
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Small Fixes, Big Improvements
Dental bonding and tooth contouring can help eliminate minor blemishes and cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Bonding and contouring is a fast, painless procedure that helps your teeth not only look better, but also improves your oral health by removing places for plaque and tartar to hide. Contact our office today and learn about how dental bonding and contouring can help you.