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Dental Bonding and Contouring (Cosmetic Improvements with Composite Resin) – Orange, CA

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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.

Best Candidates

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.

Recovery

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.

ANTICIPATED COSTS

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.

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