Dental Bonding & Contouring – Tooth Reshaping – Cosmetic Dentistry – Washington, DC Metro*

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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.

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. 

Treatment Aftercare

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.

Anticipated Costs

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.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.