Accidents can happen unexpectedly, which in some cases can lead to a chipped or damaged tooth. It's also possible that a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Ron Barry performs bonding and contouring to correct certain cosmetic flaws at his office in Del Mar, CA. A fast but effective treatment, bonding and contouring uses composite resin (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, and even improve a tooth's shape. For an effective treatment to enhance your teeth, make an appointment to get more information about bonding and contouring treatments at Ron Barry, D.M.D.
"I had not been to a dentist in quite a few years. I was very impressed with all of the undated dental equipment in Dr. McDonald's office. The new equipment made getting x-rays a lot easier than I have ever had in the past. I received a very thorough examination. It was a very low key experience. Dr. McDonald identified some work that needed to be performed. He showed me the results of the x-rays and explained the work that needed to be performed in terms I could understand. He stated that, considering how long I had been away from a dentists office, I was in pretty good shape. He recommended certain things that needed to be done sooner than later, and other things that he would monitor for potential future procedures. I know that some dentists just try to "drill, fill, and bill", so this was very comforting. Dr. McDonald's staff was also very knowledgeable and provided me up front pricing for all of the recommended work."- L.L. / Google / Oct 03, 2021
"I love Dr. Ron Barry and everyone working in the office. I went there for a cleaning and initial evaluation. I have had some bad experiences with dentists in the past so I am hesitant to trust new ones. I 150% trust Ron and his team. They are all so kind, wonderful and helpful. During the initial evaluation Dr. Barry, not someone else, thoroughly reviewed with me all the x-rays and 3D graphing (super cool) of my teeth mouth and jaw. So I could see exactly what he was seeing as he explained everything. This made the experience really comforting and allowed me to ask questions as we went through everything. I had lots of questions and Ron was super happy to answer anything I asked. It was a great learning experience and made you feel very comfortable. When he gets the tools in your mouth his assistant is wonderful and right there the whole time. They are extremely cognizant of the patient and ensuring you are comfortable. The work is also amazing, I have a chipped front tooth and they capped it without a problem, and it looks fantastic and feels great. I had to return to fix a little problem with the cap 5 months after they did it. Ron took care of it in 5 min and sent me on my way without charging anything. I would recommend anyone who might not like the dentist to try out Dr Barry!"- B.S. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"Everyone in the office is friendly, competent and efficient. Dr MacDonald does fantastic work and makes sure you are comfortable every step of the way."- M.M. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"Unexpectedly broke a tooth and needed to find a local dentist who could take me in ASAP. A friend recommended Dr. Barry, and so I called their office to make an emergency appointment. The office staff were amazing. I had an appointment within minutes. I arrived to find a beautiful office, with a smiling face to greet me by name at the counter. I didn’t even have a chance to sit down before going into the exam room. I found myself surrounded by an incredible array of the latest technology and a dental assistant (Vanessa) who made sure that I was comfortable and getting the best possible care. Dr. Barry came in very shortly and worked his magic on my broken tooth. At the end of my short visit (2.5 hrs), I walked out with a brand new crown which was better than my old tooth. In short, I think I died and went to dental heaven. There was no pain, anxiety, waiting or stress of any kind. I went home and had a good meal, with my new and improved tooth put to good use. Thank you for what you did for me yesterday, and I am delighted to have found the best dentist in the world right here in Del Mar!"- S.A. / Google / Sep 02, 2021
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Cosmetic bonding and contouring may help with cracks, chips, gaps, tooth length, discoloration, and other minor cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding and contouring is a more affordable cosmetic treatment and can often be completed in one quick visit. It does not require preparations, like crowns or veneers, but it is not as strong and generally does not last as many years. Dental bonding and contouring is good for small issues, but if you require bigger improvements, a different restorative or cosmetic treatment may be considered. At your appointment, Dr. Barry will listen to your goals and then discuss your treatment options.
What To Expect
Bonding and contouring is generally completed in a single appointment in our office in Del Mar, CA. You don't need anesthesia; however, sedation methods may be reviewed with Dr. Barry at your appointment for problems, like anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you're comfortable, Dr. Barry will apply the bonding material to the desired teeth aided by one of his team members. The resin will be set with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are done, Dr. Barry will shape and smooth the filling material and your natural enamel for a beautiful appearance.
After you've had bonding and contouring, it's important to not consume staining food and beverages (such as tobacco, coffee, and tea) for 48 hours. The composite resin can stain and chip so do not bite hard objects, like ice, hard candy, pens, and your fingernails, and clean your teeth right after eating. Bonded and contoured teeth need to be cared for like natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. Bi-annual cleanings at Ron Barry, D.M.D. can help to polish away stains from the bonding material. With ideal care, bonding and contouring may last as long as ten years. At your dental examination, Dr. Barry can help you determine if your cosmetic bonding and contouring procedure should be done again to refresh your appearance.
Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment so it's usually not paid by your dental insurance. Our team 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. In your consult with Dr. Barry, he will talk about your estimated costs and payment methods we accept at Ron Barry, D.M.D.
Plan Your Procedure
Bonding and Contouring
Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a good treatment if you would like to correct your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic options. Get more information about dental bonding and contouring at Ron Barry, D.M.D. in Del Mar, CA today. We can go over all your concerns and create a custom treatment plan for an attractive smile.