An accident can happen at any time. You could take a bad fall and chip a tooth. Sometimes, a tooth can become discolored for any number of reasons, such as a medication or illness. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Patricia Roach offers dental bonding and contouring to correct certain cosmetic flaws at her office in Orlando, FL. A fast, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover tooth discoloration, reduce gaps between your teeth, make a tooth longer, or even change the shape of a tooth. If you want a conservative, customized way to enhance your smile for a natural-looking and beautiful result, make an appointment to learn more about bonding and contouring treatments at Orlando Advanced Dentists.
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"Dr. Roach is a very knowledgeable dentist and truly cares about the well-being of her patients. She really wants to figure out why the issue is occurring, and does a great job explaining the treatment plan up-front. Her staff is very friendly, and made me feel more than welcome during my visits there. I’ve never had any dentist thoroughly address my TMJ issues until seeing her. While I did feel some relief from one round of masseter Botox, my particular case likely needs more treatments in the future. She was able to grind some of my teeth down to remove interference and give me a broader range of motion, and was more than willing to readjust my pre-existing night guard while I was there. Having lived in Orlando my whole life, I’m just glad to have finally found a reliable dental office in the area!"- D.S. / Google / Jan 24, 2024
"Before going to Dr Roach, I was so insecure about my smile that I wouldn’t show my teeth in photos. On my first visit she came up with a plan and through the entire process, Dr Roach and her staff made me feel at ease with every visit. Today I’m happy to say that I can’t stop smiling and my confidence has sky rocketed and couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much, Dr Roach and team, for helping me feel like myself again."- M.M. / Google / Dec 09, 2023
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Cosmetic bonding and contouring can treat cracks, chips, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Even dark triangular spaces and small gaps between teeth can be eliminated with this simple yet effective aesthetic procedure. Bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in a single visit. This common procedure does not require much tooth preparation, like that which is necessary with ceramic veneers or crowns. While it is still an effective option for many patients, composite bonding is not as strong as porcelain or other materials and generally does not last as many years. Bonding and contouring is good for addressing several types of small imperfections with the smile. However, if you require more extensive changes or have greater treatment needs, another cosmetic or restorative procedure may be considered. During your appointment, Dr. Roach will listen to your concerns and review the treatment options best suited for customizing your care and helping you reach your smile goals.
What To Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is generally completed in one visit to our office in Orlando, FL. You likely will not need any local anesthesia, but sedation can be discussed with Dr. Roach during your appointment if you tend to have anxiety or a strong gag reflex. Dr. Roach is highly skilled at enhancing the smile with custom dental bonding and contouring to deliver beautiful, seamless results. She and our team utilize a special bonding technique to help generate results that serve your smile for as long as possible. Once you are comfortable, she will begin applying the composite resin to the teeth in need with the help of one of our highly trained team members. The resin will be placed in layers and hardened with a special light. When the bonding process is complete, Dr. Roach will contour and polish the filling material and your natural teeth for an even appearance and smooth finish.
After having dental bonding and contouring, you should avoid foods and beverages that stain the teeth (like coffee, tea, and red wine) and tobacco use for 48 hours. While composite resin is durable, it can still chip and stain. You can help protect your new bonding by not biting down on hard objects, such as ice cubes, hard candy, fingernails, and pens, and brush your teeth right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth should be cleaned just like regular teeth with daily flossing and brushing. Biannual cleanings at Orlando Advanced Dentists will help to remove stains from the composite resin and keep your smile looking as bright as possible. With ideal care, dental bonding can last up to ten years. During each of your annual dental exams, Dr. Roach will evaluate your teeth to help you decide if the cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure needs to be redone to maintain your appearance.
Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be an excellent cosmetic treatment option if you want to correct your smile in a conservative and cost-effective way. Bonding can transform teeth that are chipped, gapped, discolored, and otherwise flawed for a natural and improved cosmetic appeal. For more information about dental bonding and contouring, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Roach at Orlando Advanced Dentists in Orlando, FL. We look forward to helping you enjoy an attractive, confident smile.