about dental bonding and contouring
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi is excited to offer dental bonding and contouring to local Las Vegas patients to correct minor cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a dental procedure that utilizes a tooth-colored, gel-like material (composite resin) to restore chipped, decayed, or discolored teeth. This procedure can also be used to contour the surface and overall shape of the front teeth to achieve a more balanced and natural-looking appearance. If you live in the Henderson or Las Vegas area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation at Michaela Tozzi, DMD. Our team can assess your cosmetic concerns to see if dental bonding and contouring is right for you.
Best Candidates for Dental Bonding and Contouring
Prior to any treatment, Dr. Tozzi will perform a full consultation to determine if this procedure is right for you. Bonding and contouring may fix cracks, chips, gaps, tooth length, discoloration, and other cosmetic imperfections. These concerns may be caused by natural wear and tear our teeth experience over time or from a traumatic injury or accident. Dental bonding and contouring is also typically reserved for men and women who have minor cosmetic flaws. If you have significant tooth damage or major cosmetic concerns, a smile makeover may be better suited for your needs.
bonding and contouring treatment
Although a highly customized procedure, dental bonding and contouring is usually completed in a single visit at our office in Henderson, NV. Anesthesia is not required for this procedure, but to help keep you comfortable and relaxed, we can administer some form of sedation. We offer several sedation options, which can be discussed during your initial appointment. Once you're prepped, Dr. Tozzi will apply the bonding material to the desired teeth with the help of one of her skilled dental assistants. The resin will be set with a special light before more layers are added. After the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Tozzi will shape and smooth the filling material and your teeth for a natural, seamless result.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Recovery
After bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining foods and beverages (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) for 48 hours. The composite resin can chip and stain so do not bite hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, and pens. You should also brush your teeth as soon as possible after every meal. Bonded teeth need to be cleaned just like natural teeth with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Biannual cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD will help to polish away stains from the composite resin. With ideal dental care, your restoration can last for many years. At your annual dental exam, Dr. Tozzi can monitor the condition of your restoration and determine when it may be time to perform a secondary procedure to maintain your results.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Insurance Coverage
Since dental bonding and contouring is considered an elective cosmetic treatment, it is traditionally not covered by dental insurance. Our Las Vegas team can contact your insurance company to double-check your coverage, but you will probably need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. During your consultation with Dr. Tozzi, she will discuss an estimate of your procedure cost and the different payment options we accept at Michaela Tozzi, DMD.
correct cosmetic flaws
Michaela Tozzi, DMD is pleased to serve the surrounding communities of Henderson and Las Vegas, NV with leading dental care. If you are bothered by minor cosmetic flaws, such as chips or discoloration, reach out to our office today to learn more about dental bonding and contouring. Dr. Tozzi is a skilled cosmetic dentist who has extensive experience in restoring flawed teeth to achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking smile.