Dental Bonding and Contouring in New York City, NY
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What is Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Accidents happen — you could take a bad fall and chip your tooth, your tooth could become discolored due to an illness or medication, or a sports accident could cause slight damage to your tooth. Our dental team at East Village Dental Center performs bonding and contouring to fix these small cosmetic flaws. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, make a tooth longer, and even improve the shape of a tooth. For a great treatment to enhance your smile, schedule an appointment at our New York, NY office to learn more about how bonding and contouring can help you create a beautiful smile.
Who Can Have Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring can improve gaps, chips, cracks, discoloration, tooth length, and other flaws. Bonding and contouring is an affordable cosmetic treatment that can normally be done in a single appointment. It does not require the prep work of crowns or veneers; however, it is not as strong and usually doesn’t last as many years as other options. Bonding and contouring is good for minor flaws, so if you need bigger improvements, a different cosmetic or restorative treatment may be a better option. At your appointment, we will listen to your needs and concerns and then discuss if bonding and contouring is the best treatment option for you.
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Updated 1/30/2023 - Not sure what’s happened at East Village Dental however I think it’s a change in the management team that handles customer service. While they have updated the way they conduct business when you call they rarely pick up the phone, they do not return calls, they don’t have an emergency line for concerns post surgery. After an uncovering I developed canker sores and called them for a follow up they told me they’d call me back and instead I went the entire weekend in pain (see attached photo at your discretion). I did use warm water and salt to soothe the area but maybe they could have prescribed something to alleviate the pain which led to several days of headaches. There was little concern about my pain/discomfort which I’m very surprised from a place that I really liked and highly recommended just 1-2 years ago. After my crowns are in place I’m not sure I’ll go to them for a cleaning letting alone any serious oral surgery. Until they get a team that’s actually concerned about the customer/Patient stay away from EVD. Update [3/23/2023]: The office manager did call me and assured me that they will note my concerns and look to conduct better care of patients moving forward. I did feel she was sincere and have since then updated my review. I hope they continue to work on their patient care services as they are a vital team in the community.
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Today, only one receptionist was at the front. dental assistant signed in, then she asked to fill out the form from previous time, then the front desk said " hey :) you’ve already done this....." i figured if you make an appointment around noon, everyone goes out for lunch.So, one person can’t handle herself. Inside is very clean, water is provided for every patients. At the entrance, there a slope. Once they know you, they’re friendly, I believe. Waiting area has a TV and they’re shopping very Negative documentary show, I think they’ll have to change that... It’s very Loud and can’t even relax before you’re called. There’s a super Marcket one block from there. M9 bus is running every 10min.
I had the most thorough cleaning today. The hygeniest Chris was so professional and patient. She explained each step and provided educated me without making me feel embarrassed. The provider was also kind, he did a follow up after and actually talked to me. Neither made me feel rushed and they answered my questions and addressed my concerns. I am so satisfied. I'll be back in a few week for a teeth whitening procedure. So excited!!!! From the front desk, X-ray tech to the providers, all were welcoming and efficient. Thank you!!!!!
Overall, it was a good experience! The people at the front desk were friendly, and the dental staff were great as well. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently - little to no wait time.
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How is Bonding and Contouring Performed?
Bonding and contouring is usually completed in a single appointment in our office. As soon as you're comfortable in the treatment chair, we will begin applying the tooth-colored composite resin to the desired areas of your teeth. The bonding material will be set, with more layers added as needed. Once the layers of composite resin are set, we will shape and polish the composite resin and your natural enamel for a beautiful finish.
Is There a Recovery Period After Dental Bonding and Contouring?
After bonding and contouring, you should avoid staining food and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for two days. The bonding material can chip and stain, so don’t bite hard objects like ice, hard candy, pens, pencils, and your fingernails, and you should brush your teeth right after eating. Teeth that have been bonded and contoured should be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Dental cleanings at our New York City dental office can help to polish away stains from the composite resin. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. During your annual dental examination, we will help you decide if your cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to maintain your appearance.
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Does Insurance Cover Dental Bonding and Contouring?
Dental bonding and contouring is a cosmetic procedure, so it's usually not covered by your dental insurance. Our team can talk to your dental insurance company to check your coverage, but most patients will need to pay for the cost of the treatment on their own. In your consultation, we can discuss your estimated costs and the payment methods we take at East Village Dental Center.
Bonding and Contouring in Manhattan East Village
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good option if you would like to improve your smile without the expense and time associated with other cosmetic treatments. Find out more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring during a personalized consultation at East Village Dental Center. Contact our New York, NY office to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you get a beautiful smile.