Dental Bonding and Contouring in Fort Loramie, OH
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What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Sometimes, accidents happen. You may take a bad fall and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from medication or illness. Dr. Christopher Ashby offers dental bonding and contouring to improve these minor cosmetic flaws at his Fort Loramie, OH office. A practical and quick cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve the shape of a tooth. To enhance your smile, make an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring treatments at Fort Loramie Dental Center.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding and Contouring?
At Fort Loramie Dental Center in Fort Loramie, OH, we understand that our patients may have various imperfections that have been overlooked over the years. With our dental bonding and contouring treatments, we can address these issues while providing a beautiful new smile. The benefits of dental bonding and contouring at our clinic include:
- Tooth restoration: Effectively addresses tooth damage, such as cracks, chips, and stains
- Enhances tooth shape: Misshapen or uneven teeth can be corrected, creating a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Closes gaps: Improves your smile's overall alignment and symmetry
- Rebuilds worn-down teeth
- Improved bite and function
- Enhanced oral health
- Fast treatment: Procedures are often completed in just one visit, providing you with immediate results and saving you time.
- Easy treatment process
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Cosmetic bonding and contouring may fix gaps, chips, cracks, tooth length, discoloration, and more. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in a single visit. It also doesn’t require preparations like crowns or veneers; however, it is not as strong and usually doesn’t stay on as long. Dental bonding and contouring is best for minor issues, but if you require more significant changes, a different restorative or cosmetic procedure may be considered. During your appointment, our dental professionals will listen to your goals and then go over your options.
How Does Dental Bonding and Contouring Work?
Bonding and contouring is usually completed in a single visit at our office in Fort Loramie, OH. You should not need any anesthesia, but sedation methods can be reviewed with Dr. Ashby during your appointment if you have any fear, anxiety, and a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable, Dr. Ashby will begin applying the bonding material to the needed areas of your teeth with the help of one of his team members. The bonding material will be hardened with a special light with more layers added as needed. After the layers of composite resin are done, Dr. Ashby will contour and polish the composite resin and your natural teeth for an even result.
What Can I Expect After Dental Bonding and Contouring?
After you've had dental bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining drinks and food (such as tea, coffee, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The bonding material can chip and stain, so don’t bite down on hard objects like ice cubes, pens, and fingernails, and brush your teeth immediately after eating. Bonded teeth should be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Bi-annual cleanings at Fort Loramie Dental Center can help to remove stains from the bonding material. With good care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. During your annual dental exam, Dr. Ashby will help you decide if the cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure needs to be re-done to refresh your appearance.
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Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a wonderful option if you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile without the time and expense needed for other cosmetic options. Find out more about bonding and contouring at your consultation with Dr. Ashby at his office in Fort Loramie, OH. Contact Fort Loramie Dental Center to schedule an appointment.
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Dental Bonding and Contouring FAQs
How do I take care of my teeth after dental bonding and contouring?
You must maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth looking beautiful after bonding and contouring. Most patients can maintain their usual at-home care routine by flossing and brushing twice daily. You should also see our team of dental professionals for exams and cleanings every six months or as often as needed.
Will my teeth look fake after a dental bonding treatment?
No, they won't. Dr. Ashby will select a bonding shade that matches the natural color of your teeth and will shape and contour the final results as needed. Your final look will have a naturally beautiful glow.
Can you whiten bonded teeth?
The resin used in dental bonding and contouring might not respond to tooth whitening treatments. Please ask Fort Loramie Dental Center about our recommendations if you want to maintain a brighter smile. We can offer simple solutions to keep your smile bright long-term.