About Bonding & Contouring
Our board-certified, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stuart Ross, can repair cracks, chips, stains, and other tooth discolorations with dental bonding and contouring. With a simple tooth-colored resin applied to the surface of the teeth, you can hide imperfections with ease. There are many convenient dental bonding and contouring options at City Smiles DC. You can also request tooth lengthening and reshaping to make teeth longer, even with other teeth, and fill in gaps within your smile. We can also recontour your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel to enhance the aesthetics of a misshapen tooth or jagged surface. Call our Washington, DC dental office to learn more about how we can transform your bright smile with dental bonding or contouring.
Dental Bonding and Contouring Reviews
"Somehow I find it more relaxing going to the dentist than the rest of my day. All at City Smiles are great. I highly recommend them!"- A.M. / Google / Nov 27, 2016
"City smiles makes me actually look forward to going to the dentist! Everyone is always friendly, and they all go out of their way to make you feel both comfortable and relaxed. They are genuinely interested in getting to know you and building a relationship with their clients. They are also very helpful in creating plans for dental care that work around your individual situation. I recomend this office wholeheartedly, as you will never have a more pleasant experience anywhere else!"- A.C. / Google / Dec 27, 2016
"Dr. Ross is a dental artist! He beautifully repaired our teenage son’s broken front tooth, eased fears, and explained the longer term plan and how the tooth will change with maturity. It is such a relief to have the excellent team at City Smiles caring for our family. I have been a happy client for more than 25 years."- J.B. / Google / Sep 17, 2017
What to Expect
This treatment option is fast and painless. The dentist will begin by etching the surface layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel which will help ensure the resin will correctly bond to the tooth. The resin itself is matched to the existing tooth color and shaped to match the teeth near it. After that, a hardening light is used to harden the resin, and then the tooth is polished to to its final shape. This procedure is usually performed in the dentist’s office with little or no anesthesia.
Patients should expect results to last for 3 – 10 years after this treatment. Good dental hygiene can prolong the duration, so patients are encouraged to follow a good home oral care routine and visit their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Since dental bonding is easier to chip or stain than dental veneers, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, quit smoking, and avoid biting hard objects. Even after the results diminish, the teeth can often be easily re-treated in order to prolong the results.
Prices will vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the number of teeth that are treated. If the bonding or contouring is being performed to correct a trauma or accident, the patient’s insurance may cover some of the costs. Our front office will check to determine the patient’s coverage before billing.
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Small Fixes, Big Improvements
Dental bonding and tooth contouring can help eliminate minor blemishes and cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Bonding and contouring is a fast, painless procedure that helps your teeth not only look better, but also improves your oral health by removing places for plaque and tartar to hide. Contact our Washington, DC office today, and learn about how dental bonding and contouring can help you.