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Cosmetic Dental Contouring in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers cosmetic contouring as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

For people who suffer from misshapen, broken, or cracked teeth, cosmetic contouring may be their answer to achieving a more even and esthetic appearance.

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers cosmetic contouring that can give an even, more pleasant smile to many patients who suffer from these dental conditions.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Contouring?

Cosmetic contouring is one of the few instant treatments available in cosmetic dentistry. It is a technique – done in just one visit – which Dr. Haynes uses to correct teeth that are crooked, chipped, or broken. Cosmetic contouring also can be used as an alternative to braces in certain situations.

Cosmetic contouring offers subtle changes rather than large, dramatic ones and can create a healthy, beautiful smile that will boost confidence and self-esteem.

Who Is a Candidate for Cosmetic Dental Contouring?

Anyone who wants a healthier, more vibrant smile and who wants to restore teeth that have been cracked or fractured could be a candidate for cosmetic contouring. In addition, patients who want to eliminate pits or grooves that have formed in the teeth enamel and who wish to decrease teeth overlaps also may benefit from this type of procedure. However, cosmetic contouring does require that patients begin with healthy, normal teeth to start. Because teeth can become weak if large amounts of enamel are removed, cosmetic contouring should be limited to minor enhancements or combined with veneers or bonding to achieve the best results.

How Is Cosmetic Contouring Performed?

Dr. Haynes will prepare for cosmetic contouring by taking X-rays of the patient’s teeth to evaluate the size and location of each tooth’s pulp. This ensures that all contouring is safely done in enamel, so the patient won’t suffer undue sensitivity.

Next, he will mark the teeth with a pencil, which will help him begin the sculpting process. As he sculpts each tooth, imperfections are either eliminated or decreased. He may use a sanding disc or handpiece to remove small amounts of enamel and then use abrasive strips, which are moved back and forth between the teeth, to reshape the sides of the teeth. The teeth are then polished and smoothed. Cosmetic contouring also may help correct small problems with a person’s bite.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Cosmetic Contouring Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for cosmetic contouring varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of cosmetic contouring. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your cosmetic contouring coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket cosmetic contouring costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our cosmetic contouring patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014