About bonding and contouring
You can't always avoid accidents. For example, maybe you take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Orange, CA dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane performs bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws at his private practice. An effective and quick treatment, bonding and contouring use composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation to get more information about dental bonding and contouring at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
Bonding and contouring may fix gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic dental treatment and can normally be done in a single appointment. It does not require the prep work of crowns, but it is not as strong and usually does not last as long. Dental bonding and contouring is best for minor cosmetic flaws, but if you need bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be a better option. At your consultation, Dr. Yoshikane will listen to your needs and concerns, and then he will discuss your best treatment options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring can be usually performed in a single appointment in our office in Orange, CA. You should not need anesthesia; however, sedation options may be reviewed with Dr. Yoshikane at your consultation if you have any dental fears, anxieties, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're comfortable in the treatment chair, Dr. Yoshikane will apply the bonding material to the desired areas of your teeth aided by one of his dental assistants. The bonding material will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are complete, Dr. Yoshikane will shape and smooth both the resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful finish.
After bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining food and drinks (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The composite bonding material can stain and chip so do not bite hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, and your fingernails, and clean your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Bonded teeth need to be cared for, like natural teeth, with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Professional dental cleanings at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last many years. At your dental examination, Dr. Yoshikane can help determine if your bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your results.
Bonding and contouring is an esthetic treatment so it's generally not paid for by dental insurance. Our front office can speak with 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. Yoshikane, he will go over your estimated costs and the payment methods we accept at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S.
customize and contour
Dental bonding and contouring is a great option if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a consult with Dr. Yoshikane at his office in Orange, CA. Contact Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. to schedule your appointment and attain a beautiful and healthy smile.