Dental Bonding and Contouring (Cosmetic Improvements with Composite Resin) – New York, NY (Midtown)

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Overview

Accidents happen. You may take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Dr. Marianna Farber performs bonding and contouring to improve small cosmetic flaws in her patients' smiles at her office in New York, NY. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to hide discoloration, fill in gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Farber and her team can create a customized treatment plan to achieve your enhanced smile goals. 

Best Candidates

Dental bonding and contouring may help with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. As a more affordable cosmetic procedure, dental bonding and contouring can usually be done in one quick visit at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. Unlike with dental crowns or veneers, dental bonding and contouring does not require any prep work to your teeth. Dental bonding and contouring is ideal for minor flaws, but if you want bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be better suited for your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Farber will listen to your needs and wants and then discuss your treatment options.

What To Expect

Bonding and contouring will typically be completed in a single appointment at our office in New York. Anesthesia is usually not necessary; however, options for sedation may be reviewed with Dr. Farber during your consultation for concerns like fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're ready, Dr. Farber will apply the bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of her assistants. The composite resin will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Farber will shape and smooth the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful result.

Recovery

Once your bonding and contouring procedure is complete, it's important to not consume staining drinks and food (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for at least two days, and you should clean your teeth immediately after eating. The bonding material can stain and chip, so you should be careful to not bite hard objects like hard candy, pens, and fingernails. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured need to be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry can also 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. Farber can help you determine if your dental bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your smile.

Insurance Coverage

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. During your consultation with Dr. Farber, she will discuss your estimated costs and payment methods we take at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry.

Bonding and Contouring

Bonding and contouring is a wonderful procedure if you would like to enhance minor flaws in your teeth without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about bonding and contouring through a consultation with Dr. Farber at her office in New York. Contact Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry to make your appointment and get a beautiful smile.

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