Whether you suffer from minor tooth chipping, unwanted spaces between your teeth, cracked teeth, stains and discoloring, or misshapen teeth, board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe can perform dental bonding and contouring to address these cosmetic flaws at his office in Rochester Hills, MI. An easy and effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used in tooth-colored fillings) to hide discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and improve a tooth's overall shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment with our office to acquire more information about bonding and contouring at Signature Dentistry of Rochester.
Dental bonding and contouring is used to correct chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and various other minor flaws that can develop. This procedure is a more affordable cosmetic procedure and can typically be done in one visit because it does not require extensive prep work, like crowns or veneers. While dental bonding and contouring can provide excellent and natural-looking results, they are often not as durable or permanent as crowns or veneers. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you desire more dramatic improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be ideal for your goals. At your consult, Dr. Wolfe will listen to your needs and wants, discuss your options, and craft a treatment plan that is perfect for you and your goals.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring will be typically done in a single appointment at our office in Rochester Hills, MI. This procedure typically does not require anesthesia; however, options for sedation can be discussed with Dr. Wolfe at your consultation if you have any concerns or anxieties. As soon as you're ready, he will apply the bonding material to the desired areas, aided by one of his assistants, and the composite resin will be set with more layers added as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Wolfe will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.
Once you've had dental bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining foods and drinks (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for two days. The bonding material can stain and chip so do not bite hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, or your fingernails. For proper care, make sure you 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 Signature Dentistry of Rochester can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring could last as long as ten years. At your annual dental examinations, Dr. Wolfe 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 if it is covered; however, you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consult with Dr. Wolfe, he will discuss your estimated costs and payment methods we accept here at Signature Dentistry of Rochester.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you would like to enhance or correct the minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation with Dr. Wolfe at his office in Rochester Hills, MI. Contact Signature Dentistry of Rochester to make your appointment, and attain a beautiful smile.