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Dallas, TX 75231

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Dental Bonding and Contouring (Tooth Reshaping) – Dallas, TX

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Overview

Some patients have very healthy teeth, but also minor cosmetic flaws they would like fixed to improve the appearance of their smile. At the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX, problems like chips, discoloration, gaps, and more can be improved quickly and effectively with dental bonding and contouring. Board-certified Dentist Dr. Albert Ambriz can apply composite resin (the same material used to fill dental cavities) to improve the visible teeth by filling in chips, cracks, and gaps, lengthening short teeth, and contouring the shape of the teeth for a smooth, even finish. The resin is colored to match the natural teeth for a beautiful result that blends seamlessly. Patients in the Dallas area can schedule a consultation with Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Ambriz to learn more about the benefits of dental bonding and contouring for a better-looking smile.

Best Candidates

Dental bonding and contouring is typically best for patients who have overall good oral health, but want to make small cosmetic improvements in their smile. It can be a good option for patients who are looking for a less expensive alternative to dental veneers. Bonding and contouring can be used to fix:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Discolored enamel
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth

What to Expect

Depending on the number of teeth being treated, bonding and contouring can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 4 hours, but it should be completed in one appointment. Patients should clean their teeth before their appointment, but the dentist may perform additional cleaning before drying the teeth. A local anesthetic may be used, but most patients experience little to no pain and discomfort. Dr. Ambriz will carefully apply the composite resin (colored to match the patient's natural teeth) in thin layers and then harden the resin with a light. After the resin has been applied and cured, Dr. Ambriz will shape and polish the resin so the teeth look and feel smooth and natural.

After Treatment

Patients should be able to leave the office immediately after their treatment to resume their normal schedule. Some patients may have mild pain that can be treated with an over-the-counter pain reliever for a few days. To prevent damage to the composite resin, patients should avoid sticky foods, hard candy, and chewing ice. The resin material, like the natural enamel, can develop discoloration from staining foods, drinks, and tobacco, so patients are encouraged to avoid these. With proper care, the results of bonding and contouring can last 7 – 11 years. Patients can have the treatment re-done, touched up, or replaced with veneers.

Anticipated Costs

Bonding and contouring is one of the least expensive ways to improve the appearance of the smile. The cost of dental bonding and contouring will be based on the extent to the treatment. Since bonding and contouring is typically a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered by dental insurance. However, if bonding is required to improve the structure of the tooth, it may be covered in part by insurance. Dr. Ambriz will go over the patient's estimate of costs as well as payment methods, payment plans, and low-interest financing with CareCredit or Lending Club during each patient's consultation.

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Set Smile to Stun

If your teeth are healthy, but have minor cosmetic flaws, dental bonding and contouring at the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas can be a great option. By masking cracks, gaps, discoloration, and more, dental bonding and contouring can take your smile from nice to stunning. Schedule a consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Albert Ambriz to learn more about dental bonding and contouring.

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