What are 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.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bonding And Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring performed by Dr. Tozzi creates a brilliant new smile for you by offering a number of great benefits, including:
- Fixing damaged teeth (cracks, chips, and more)
- Filling in gaps and spaces between teeth
- Rebuilding teeth that are worn down (usually due to grinding)
- Balancing uneven or misshapen teeth
- Building up teeth that are too small
- Resizing overly large teeth
- Achieving a more uniform look to your smile
- Addressing stained teeth
- Improving the bite and overall oral health
- Treatments are quick and pain-free
"Dr. Tozzi and her staff are phenomenal! From the front desk to every single girl in the back, they are all extremely personable as well as deliver nothing but the best service possible! I highly recommend them!"- A.S. / Google / Nov 19, 2020
"I’m so incredibly happy to have found Dr. Tozzi. Everyone in the office has been very nice and very helpful. I find them to be quick, gentle and efficient and all done with a smile. I actually dosed off during one of my dental procedures I felt so relaxed and confident that I was in good hands. I would Highly recommend Dr Tozzi and her team to anyone looking for that Extraordinary Dental experience."- S.S. / Google / Nov 17, 2020
"I’m so Happy to have found Dr. Tozzi.I had a dental emergency and her staff was very helpful over the phone and they were able to get me in to see her quickly.She explained the treatment needed thoroughly and getting it all taken care of has been easy.I am most impressed with how gentle she is when working on me, a definite plus.I have been back in for a cleaning and found her hygienist to be quick, efficient and to also have a gentle touch.I’m very pleased with my overall experience and have enjoyed looking forward to my Dental appointments.I would Highly recommend Dr. Tozzi’s office to anyone looking for great dental care and a kind, caring staff."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 17, 2020
"11/10/20 Update:Since my last appointment, Dr. Tozzi has been working with me on my dental journey. She has done everything from fixing another dentist previous work, improving my dental hygiene, teeth whitening & even a little cosmetic work to even out my front teeth.Every step of the way, Dr. Tozzi & her team have been amazing! They’re warm, welcoming & treat you like friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Michaela Tozzi for all of your dental needs, she’s absolutely the best!"- D.L. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2020
"Dr. Tozzi & her staff are amazing! By far, the best dentist I have ever been to. From the minute you walk in the door, you are made to feel welcomed & comfortable. Dr.Tozzi’s professional & gentle nature make you feel at ease as soon as you sit in her chair. She addressed all my dental needs & worked with me on a plan to my dental wellness that worked with my time frame & budget. I will never go to another dentist in Las Vegas, she’s the best!"- B.L. / Facebook / Nov 10, 2020
Am I a good candidate 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.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM dental bonding and contouring?
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.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE AFTER dental bonding and contouring?
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.
WILL INSURANCE COVER MY dental bonding and contouring?
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.
Dental bonding and contouring FAQ
Does dental bonding and contouring hurt?
No, most patients don't find the procedure painful or even uncomfortable. In most cases, Dr. Tozzi doesn't even need to use anesthetic, but if pain is a concern, she offers sedation options to ensure your utmost comfort.
How much does dental bonding and contouring cost?
A number of factors will determine the costs of your dental bonding and contouring procedure, including your oral health, the condition of your teeth, which teeth are being treated, how many teeth are treated, and more. During your consultation, Dr. Tozzi will examine your teeth and listen to your goals to help create the best treatment plan for you. Once your plan is finalized, she can estimate your costs.
Are there any cons to dental bonding and contouring?
Like natural enamel, the composite resin from dental bonding can absorb stains over time. The material used is also a little less durable than tooth enamel, so be sure to avoid habits like biting pens or fingernails.
Can you whiten bonded teeth?
It’s important to know that the composite resin doesn’t respond to whitening treatments. So if you’re looking to maintain a bright smile, ask our dental team about our recommendations. We can offer solutions to keep your smile white.
How long do results last from dental bonding and contouring?
Patients can expect dental bonding and contouring to last between 3 – 10 years. Patients may extend their results if they continue to clean and care for their teeth as normal. Remember to avoid biting down on hard objects and ice to prevent damage.
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.
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