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Dental Bonding and Contouring (Cosmetic Improvements with Composite Resin) – Encino, CA

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Overview

An accident can happen at any time. You could take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Board-certified dentists Drs. Alan and Yonatan Howard perform bonding and contouring to correct certain cosmetic flaws at their office in Encino, CA. A fast, effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your teeth, make an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring treatments at The Dental Office Encino.

Best Candidates

Cosmetic bonding and contouring may treat cracks, gaps, chips, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in a single visit. It does not require preparations like crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and generally does not last as many years. Dental bonding and contouring is good for small issues, but if you require bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be considered. At your appointment, Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard will listen to your goals and then discuss your treatment options.

What To Expect

Bonding and contouring is generally completed in a single appointment at our office in Encino, CA. You don't need anesthesia; however, sedation methods may be reviewed with Dr. Howard at your appointment for problems like anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're comfortable, Dr. Howard will apply the bonding material to the needed teeth. The resin will be set and more layers can be added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are done, Dr. Howard will shape and smooth the filling material and your natural enamel for a beautiful appearance.

Recovery

After you've had bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining food and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for 48 hours. The composite resin can stain and chip, so do not bite hard objects like hard candy, pens, and fingernails, and clean your teeth right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth need to be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. Bi-annual cleanings at The Dental Office Encino 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. Howard can help you determine if your cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your appearance.

Insurance Coverage

Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment, so it's usually not paid by your dental insurance. Our team can talk to your dental insurance company to double check if it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. In your consultation with Dr. Howard, he will talk about your estimated costs and payment methods we accept at The Dental Office Encino.

Bonding and Contouring

Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good treatment if you would like to correct your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic options. Get more information about dental bonding and contouring during a consultation with Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard at their office in Encino, CA. Contact The Dental Office Encino to schedule an appointment and get an attractive smile.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.