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.
"It was a great experience to be a client of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. The staffs were nice, welcoming and accommodating to your needs. The dentist was very nice also, makes you feel at ease and explains to your understanding the procedure to be done. Prices were also reasonable for the wonderful service they render to you."- B.D. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
"Always pleasant and professional. Explains everything step by step!"- I.I. / Demandforce / Apr 19, 2019
"I had Dr. Farber place porcelain veneers on my teeth a few years ago and they look as good today as the day they were first bonded on, I moved overseas but still always come in to see her for my follow ups and cleanings when I’m in town, wouldn’t go anywhere else."- M.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I had an awesome experience at my dental appointment with Dr. Farber, I came in needing my tooth pulled because it cracked it half, I was mortified, she used some new machine and got it out in no time, painless and I had no pain or swelling afterwards, exceeded my expectations above and beyond."- A.B. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"Dr. Farber is my favorite dentist, I came in with two teeth that chipped, everything from beginning to end of the procedure seemed as easy and painless as a dental visit can be, I was even able to see what my teeth looked like before and after the procedure with the photos she took, it was probably the most pleasant dental experience I’ve had, and I have had many!"- P.F. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
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.
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.
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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