A smile makeover may be simpler than you think. Cosmetic dental bonding, contouring, and shaping are often options for patients who need to repair issues like minor chips, cracks, or pits on the teeth or those who are looking for more even, smooth, and beautiful teeth. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Diana Tadros, offers bonding, contouring, and shaping for dental patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding is used to restore and repair the teeth by applying a resin to the surface of the teeth. This is beneficial both for enhancing the appearance of the teeth and for repairing minor chips or cracks.
During the dental bonding process, Dr. Tadros will first apply a solution to the tooth or teeth which roughens the enamel, making it easier for the resin to bond to the tooth. Then, she will select a resin that matches the color of the tooth or meets your cosmetic goals before applying it to the enamel. With the resin in place, Dr. Tadros will then use specialized dental tools to sculpt it to the proper size, shape, and contour before hardening the material using a UV light. As necessary, the resin can then be further sculpted before buffing and polishing the teeth.
Dr Diana and her entire staff are AMAZING! My tooth cracked on a Saturday and she met me in her office the following day-Sunday!! She is a perfectionist! The permanent crown is gorgeous! I can’t thank her enough for saving my tooth! The crack was so low that many other dentists might have pulled the tooth and done an implant. Dr Diana is smart, sweet with a heart of gold. I love that she is available 24×7. Highly recommend!
Excellent care provided by warm, welcoming, kind hearted team of professionals. This was my first ever visit to a dentist’s office and I was made to feel completely at ease by Dr. Tardos and her staff. I don’t think many places could take something as uncomfortable as a teeth cleaning and make it a rather fun and pleasant experience. Thank you!
What Is Dental Contouring?
Dental contouring or shaping, also known as enamel shaping or enameloplasty, involves contouring the teeth to smooth chips, round off edges, or create a more even shape overall. This can improve the proportions of the teeth and their general appearance while also addressing common problems like chips and pits in the surface of the teeth. During a dental contouring or shaping procedure, Dr. Tadros will simply remove a small layer of the tooth or teeth, sculpting their shape for an even and smooth appearance. Very small adjustments to the teeth can make a big difference in their appearance, making dental contouring and shaping an easy and effective way to transform your smile.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding or Contouring?
Most patients who have minor issues with their teeth or wish to improve the appearance of their teeth are good candidates for dental bonding, contouring, or shaping. Before your procedure, Dr. Tadros will examine your overall oral health and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Some patients who have issues such as gum disease or tooth decay must resolve these health problems before undergoing bonding, contouring, or shaping. Others with more severe orthodontic issues will require treatment such as Invisalign prior to their bonding, contouring, or shaping treatment. Dr. Tadros will create a treatment plan that is right for you to achieve good oral health and the cosmetic results you’re looking for.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding and Contouring?
One of the major benefits of bonding, contouring, and shaping procedures is that they can be a good alternative to veneers at a lower cost for some patients. The procedures can also pair well with other services such as teeth whitening to cover stains and create a complete smile makeover. Bonding is also long-lasting, with bonds lasting up to 10 years when properly cared for. Dr. Tadros will explain how to care for your bonded teeth during your appointment.
Schedule a Dental Bonding Appointment
To learn more about your dental bonding, contouring, or shaping options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tadros. Call Beauty and the Teeth in Fort Lauderdale, FL at (954) 519-7465 or contact us online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are brackets cemented or bonded to a tooth?
Brackets are bonded to a tooth.
Can bonding be done on crowns?
Long term, bondings can not be placed on crowns. Porcelain does not bond to filling material successfully long ter,m.
Can you eat with bonded teeth?
Yes, if bondings are done properly they will be functional as well as esthetic.
Can you remove bonding from Teeth?
Yes, bondings can be polished off and removed by a dental professional.
How do you clean teeth bonding?
Bondings are cleaned in the same manner tooth structure is cleaned (with brushing and flossing). It is best to avoid toothpaste that is too abrasive so not to decrease the polish of the bonding.
Can you whiten bonded teeth?
Bondings, just like crowns, can not be whitened. Whitening products are for natural tooth structure.
Does baking soda whiten bonded teeth?
Baking soda does not whiten bonded teeth. It could potentially remove superficial stains due to the abrasiveness of the toothpaste but that can also abrade the bonding itself.
Does tooth bonding look natural?
If done properly, tooth bondings can look undetectable and natural.