General dentist Dr. Patrick B. Toms performs dental bonding and contouring to fix small cosmetic flaws at his office in Gainesville, GA. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring use composite resin to mask discoloration, reduce spaces between gapped teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve the shape of a tooth. Our composite resin comes in many shades, and Dr. Toms will closely match it to your natural tooth color so that the bonding material blends in with your smile. Tooth bonding and contouring is a great solution for people who are looking to repair teeth that are mildly damaged from tooth decay, chipped, broken, or openly spaced. 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 B. Toms, D.M.D.
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"Kind, professional staff led by a very knowledgeable and caring dentist. Very accommodating to patients, they work as a team. They strive for excellence in all areas of their services. Office is beautifully decorated and well organized. Myself and a large part of my family have been regular patients for years. Now that I’ve moved out of the immediate area I still drive back to keep my dental care on the same high level with the same people."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2021
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"I recently moved to GA and had not established care with a dentist yet. While I was eating, a crown from a previous root canal came off. So, I needed to find a dentist ASAP! I have pretty significant dental-related anxiety and previously sought out a dentist certified in sedation dentistry for this reason. I found several several recommendations for Dr. Toms online and was pleasantly surprised and relieved to learn that he is certified and proficient in both oral and IV sedation. I called his office to schedule an appointment and did not expect a next-day appointment! The staff was so friendly on the phone, and even more welcoming in person! They made me feel like a long time regular patient from the first moment I met them! I filled out all of my paperwork online before my appointment and just had to sign them once I arrived., The check-in process was smooth and quick, and I waited less than 10 minutes to see Dr.,Toms., They even scheduled my cleaning 2 days later! Highly recommend!"- J.M. / Google / May 23, 2021
"It is always a great experience at Dr. Toms' office. Every member of staff and Dr. Toms are always so friendly, kind and have a great sense of humor. Dr. Toms' work as well as the dental hygienists is excellent. You can count on consistency on this excellent service they provide. I always recommend Dr. Toms."- G.C. / Google / Mar 10, 2021
You will want your bonding and contouring to help with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, short teeth, teeth shape, and more to improve your teeth. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic dental treatment than fixed restorations (crowns, bridges, or veneers), and are normally put on one quick visit. It does not require the prep work of crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and usually does not last as long. Dental bonding and contouring are 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. Toms will listen to your needs and concerns and then discuss your best treatment options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring can be usually performed in a single appointment You should not need anesthesia; however, sedation options may be reviewed with Dr. Toms at your consultation if needed. Our staff begins the teeth bonding process by applying a mild etching solution to the surface of the appropriate tooth or teeth. This solution creates tiny crevices in the tooth enamel that will allow the resin to bond materials to the surface of the tooth. Layer by layer, the resin is applied to the tooth, and a high-intensity light is used to cure it onto the tooth. Once complete, the bonding material is sculpted onto the tooth and then polished to create a smooth, shiny finish.
After bonding and contouring, it is 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, or your fingernails. 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 B. Toms, D.M.D. can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With proper care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, Dr. Toms can help you determine if your bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your results.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment, so it's generally not covered by dental insurance. Our front office can talk to 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 consult with Dr. Toms, we will go over your estimated costs and the payment methods we accept here.
Redefining the surface + Shape
Dental bonding and contouring are 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. Toms in Gainesville, GA. Contact the Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. office to schedule your appointment and get a beautiful and healthy smile.