Dental Bonding 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.
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"When I opened my business next door to these good people, they became my dentists. I didn't do any research - I want exclusively with proximity. And they've been great! Offices are beautiful, the care is great. Twice a year cleanings and got veneers to replace two teeth that had been chipped for decades! No upsell on any services. Just good people doing great work. Thanks!!!"- M.B. / Yelp / Dec 05, 2019
"First time going to the dentist in like 4-5 years and this office worked around my schedule which was very helpful. So friendly and kind, he was very honest about my X-rays and we got my cavity taken care of the next day! If there is any spot I would honestly recommend to anybody would be this place . I WILL be back . Thankyou guys so much happy holidays"- D.D. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2019
"What an extraordinary dentist! I had an emergency...my front tooth broke off and I was leaving on a trip the next day, Sunday. Dr. Alan Howard opened his office on a Saturday night and in one hour I had a beautiful new crown. True, he is my regular dentist but still who does that...comes in on a Saturday night to fix a tooth?! What an amazing dentist! The Best! Highly highly recommend!"- L.L. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2019
Best Candidates for Dental Bonding
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 with Dental Bonding
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.
Dental Bonding 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.
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.