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.
"Dr. Barry and his entire staff are amazing. I've had both emergency and scheduled appointments and the crew are just as friendly and understanding in either case. As someone who has been hesitant to go to the dentist in the past, I can't imagine ever having been that way now that I go to Dr. Barry."- J.N. / Google / Sep 26, 2022
"Going to a new dentist can be anxiety producing but my experience at Dr Barry’s office was superb. I don’t have dental insurance. I shared what my annual costs had been at my prior dentist’s office that had closed. They have an annual package that can be purchased which includes the usual x-rays, exam, two cleanings plus plus. the cost was within 20.00 of prior care. I found everyone to be very professional. Dr Barry did a thorough review of my history and current dental health status. He didn’t try selling me extras nor give me a 2 page list of dental care needs as I’d been given by several HMO docs in past. Thank you also to Vanessa, Karen, Debbie and Kristyn for coordinating my care. I’ll be certain to share on our local Nextdoor where I first learned of your practice. Dr. Kathy Happy New patient"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
"I love Dr. Barry! He’s always very happy to see you. The facility is very clean and modern. It makes you feel more confident that you are being taken care of while you are there. I never had to wait very long in the waiting area which is also nice. I had a crown and a few cavities that he took care of without pain!My only issue is that he isn’t covered by my current health insurance plan :("- K.B. / Yelp / Jan 12, 2022
"I had excellent treatment from Dr. McDonald today. The whole office was attentive and welcoming. I'm grateful for the positive experience."- M.C. / Google / Nov 19, 2021
"Best humans all the way around this office! Kind, friendly, and cheerful. I’ alway feel so welcome when I arrive and Dr Berry is the best dentist anyone can ask for!!!"- M.R. / Google / Nov 19, 2021
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.