Dental Bonding, Shaping, & Contouring
Are you considering meeting with a cosmetic dentist in Largo, FL, Clearwater, or surrounding communities? If so, dental bonding, shaping, and contouring are among the few minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry methods that can produce dramatic results in a single session. The Beyond Dentistry Clearwater team uses the procedures in conjunction to correct issues like misshapen teeth, gaps, and minor damage.
What are dental bonding, shaping, and contouring?
Also known as cosmetic tooth bonding, dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure in which your dentist will apply a dental resin (that matches the shade of your smile) to your teeth.
Otherwise known as enameloplasty, dental contouring and tooth shaping is a cosmetic procedure often used in tandem with dental bonding. The treatment involves the removal of a thin layer of enamel from uneven, chipped, or sharp teeth to achieve the desired shape.
When are tooth bonding, shaping, & contouring a good choice?
Although different treatments, we often combine tooth bonding procedures and tooth contouring and reshaping to enhance the smile’s appearance. Some reasons that people choose these procedures include:
- Correcting and restoring teeth that are slightly damaged or flawed by an unappealing shape or gaps
- Paired with professional teeth whitening, dental bonding can help treat and cover up set-in stains
Our Dental Bonding, Tooth Reshaping, and Contouring Process: What to Expect
Tooth bonding, reshaping, and contouring are typically completed in one session, and here’s generally what you can expect:
- Initial Consultation and Comprehensive Exam: During your first visit to Beyond Dentistry Clearwater, our team will check your dental health to ensure that your teeth are well enough to undergo cosmetic dentistry.
- Dental Bonding Procedure: Dr. Alqasemi or Dr. Adham carefully sculpts the composite resin before curing it with a special UV light to restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. Usually, the whole process takes between 30-60 minutes for each tooth.
- Tooth Contouring and Reshaping Procedure: Tooth Contouring and dental shaping involve conservatively removing a little enamel for a more desired look. By illustration, one of our cosmetic dentists can remove “points” in the canines, correct irregular tooth shapes, and remove small chips with dental contouring and reshaping.
Have questions about cosmetic tooth shaping, bonding, and contouring in Clearwater, FL?
Check out these frequently asked questions about bonding, shaping, or dental contouring near me (or in Palm Harbor, FL, Clearwater, or surrounding cities), or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with our team.
Dental bonding results can last up to 5 years or longer with proper care and precautions.
Our Clearwater cosmetic dentist might suggest dental bonding as a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. For exact totals on dental bonding costs and tooth contouring near me, please schedule a consultation at Beyond Dentistry Clearwater.
Yes! It’s not uncommon to undergo multiple cosmetic dental procedures at the same time. Some services, like dental bonding and enameloplasty, are almost always performed in tandem.
Cosmetic dental makeovers involve the using a combination of a variety of cosmetic treatments to transform a patient’s smile completely. For instance, if you want even more dramatic results, consider teeth whitening before dental bonding and enameloplasty.
To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.
Any Necessary X-Rays
If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.
Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.
Schedule Follow Up Appointment
Our Clearwater team is here for you! No matter what kind of treatment you schedule, our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have about insurance, financing, or anything else. We’ll do everything possible to make sure your every visit is straightforward and stress-free.
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