Cosmetic Contouring – Facts and Figures

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Contouring your teeth can give them the shape you desire and create the appearance of evenness.

Cosmetic Contouring – Outpatient
Description: In this economical aesthetic procedure, the dentist gently sands and shaves away small areas of the teeth.  The procedure can help bring harmony to slightly uneven teeth, smooth ragged edges or bulges, soften pointy canines, and even round square-angled teeth to create a more feminine smile in women.
Average Cost: $50 – $350 per tooth; up to $5,000 for the entire smile.
Length of Procedure: 1 Hour
Anesthesia: None
Recovery Time: None
Treatment Frequency: One, plus consultation
Risks: None, but results are permanent, so choose your dentist carefully.
Duration of Results: Permanent
Inside Tip: Orthodontics can only change the position, not the shape, of your teeth, which is why additional procedures like cosmetic contouring or veneers may be needed.

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