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Cosmetic Contouring in Dallas, TX

If your teeth have minor imperfections, extensive dental work is not always necessary to improve your smile. Cosmetic contouring can resolve a number of issues and is available for patients in the Dallas, Texas area by visiting Straight Teeth Orthodontics.

What is Cosmetic Contouring?

Cosmetic contouring involves using a special dental instrument to create perfectly shaped teeth without the need for dentures, implants or other fittings.

Benefits of Cosmetic Contouring

  • Takes less time than many other dental procedures
  • Can often be performed without anesthesia
  • Results are permanent
  • Can be used to treat a number of imperfections
  • Rather inexpensive when compared to other dental procedures

Cosmetic Contouring Before & After

These before and after photographs show how smiles are improved, simply by reshaping the teeth to present a more pleasant appearance. Not everyone will achieve the same results.

How is Cosmetic Contouring Performed?

Prior to cosmetic contouring, Dr. Evans will take x-rays of your teeth and perform a thorough examination of your mouth. This is done to ensure your teeth are healthy enough to withstand the procedure. Before beginning, he will mark your teeth with a pen, which will serve as a guide to let him know where sculpting should occur.

During the procedure, a special instrument is used to remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from your teeth, thereby shaping them into the perfect form. From time to time, your mouth may be rinsed to remove residue. Dr. Evans ends the procedure by polishing the reshaped surface.

Preparing for Cosmetic Contouring

Prior to your appointment, you should brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove plaque and tartar. You should also avoid eating, drinking or smoking for one to two hours ahead of time as well. Brushing with toothpaste especially for sensitive teeth can make the procedure more bearable, especially if you ordinarily experience sensitivity.

Cosmetic Contouring Recovery

There is no discomfort to the patient and no anesthetic required. The procedure is often combined with teeth whitening.

The recovery period for cosmetic contouring is relatively short, as you can go back to your everyday activities after leaving our office. You may experience some sensitivity for a few days afterwards. Using a topical anesthetic on your gums can help eliminate sensitivity.

How Much Does Cosmetic Contouring Cost?

Your orthodontic treatment is an investment that will last a lifetime. We work hard to keep costs affordable. Please see our financing page for insurance and payment information.

Is Cosmetic Contouring Right for Me?

If you have only mild imperfections, and would like to see improvement relatively quickly, cosmetic contouring is an excellent choice to consider.

Why Choose Straight Teeth Orthodontics

The results of your cosmetic contouring procedure will depend on the skill of your dentist. As a leading cosmetic dentist in the Dallas area, Dr. Evans pays careful attention to detail and will use his experience to provide you with exceptional results.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

  • Dr. Evans will discuss the pros and cons of dental contouring with you in order to help you make an informed decision.
  • You‘ll also be allowed to view before and after photographs to get a better idea as to what to expect.
  • Your complete health history will be discussed to reduce the odds of complications during the contouring procedure.

Cosmetic contouring is a relatively simple procedure that can make a dramatic difference in the way others view you. Contact us now to schedule a consultation!