What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. You could take a bad step, trip, bite into something extraordinarily hard and somehow chip your tooth. Sometimes a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Dentist Dr. Brian Saltzman offers dental bonding and contouring to improve certain cosmetic flaws at his office in Middlebury, VT. A fast but effective cosmetic treatment, bonding, and contouring applies composite resin to hide tooth discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, or even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to improve your smile, schedule a consultation at Lincoln Peak Dental to learn more about dental bonding and contouring treatments.
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"Always a great experience with Dr. Saltzman and staff! Everyone in the office goes above and beyond, just amazing service all around!!"- H.B. / Google / Oct 15, 2021
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"I get compliments from other dentists on the work done by Dr. Saltzman. He is very professional, knowledgeable and calming to me who has anxiety when receiving dental work. I wish I still lived near Midd to get my dental care here. The hygienists are very friendly and through in cleaning my teeth."- J.B. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"I get compliments from other dentists on the work done by Dr. Saltzman. He is very professional, knowledgeable and calming to me who has anxiety when receiving dental work. I wish I still lived near Midd to get my dental care here. The hygienists are very friendly and through in cleaning my teeth."- J.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2021
Do I Need Dental Bonding or Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring can correct gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, teeth shape and size, and more. Bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic dental treatment and can often be completed in a single appointment. It does not need prep work like veneers or crowns, but it isn’t as strong and usually doesn’t stay on as long. Dental bonding and contouring treatments are best for smaller issues. At your consult, Dr. Saltzman will listen to your goals and then discuss your options and let you know if dental bonding and contouring would be a good solution.
What Can I Expect From Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring are usually done in one appointment at our office in Middlebury, VT. You don't need any anesthesia; however, sedation methods may be reviewed with Dr. Saltzman if you face anxiety or have a strong gag reflex. Once you're ready, Dr. Saltzman will begin applying the composite resin to the needed areas of your teeth aided by one of his team members. The resin will be hardened with a special light before more layers are added. Once the layers of composite resin are done, Dr. Saltzman will contour and polish both the resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful finish.
What Happens After Dental Bonding and Contouring Treatments?
After you've had dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid foods and beverages that could stain your teeth like tobacco, coffee, and tea for a few days. The composite bonding material can stain and chip, so you should not bite hard objects like ice cubes, pens, or your fingernails, and you should always brush your teeth right after eating. Bonded teeth should be cared for like natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. Dental cleanings at Lincoln Peak Dental can help to polish away stains from the composite resin. With good care, bonding and contouring may last up to ten years. During your dental exam, Dr. Saltzman can help you determine if the bonding and contouring procedure needs to be done again to refresh your results.
Is Dental Bonding and Contouring Covered by Insurance?
Bonding and contouring are cosmetic treatments, so they are usually not covered by dental insurance. Our office can talk to your dental insurance company to confirm your coverage and let you know if anything is covered and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. We offer a variety of payment options at Lincoln Peak Dental to make getting high-quality dental care possible.
Craft A Stunning Smile With Bonding and Contouring
If you have discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth, dental bonding and contouring may be a great option. Cosmetic dental bonding and contouring is a wonderful treatment to improve your smile without the time and expense of alternative cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consultation with dentist Dr. Brian Saltzman at his office in Middlebury, VT. Contact Lincoln Peak Dental to make your appointment and get started toward a beautiful smile.