Dental Bonding and Contouring in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Is Dental Bonding and Contouring?

No matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents happen. You may take a bad step, trip, and chip your tooth. Sometimes a tooth can become discolored from an illness or medication. We offer dental bonding and contouring to fix small cosmetic flaws at his office in Walnut Creek, CA. A fast, effective cosmetic treatment, bonding and contouring applies composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to cover discoloration, fill gaps between teeth, lengthen a tooth, or even improve the shape of a tooth. Life Dental & Orthodontics proudly offers dental bonding and contouring as an effective treatment to enhance your smile.

What Can I Expect from Dental Bonding and Contouring?

Bonding and contouring can be generally completed in a single visit to our office in Walnut Creek, CA. You shouldn't need any anesthesia, but options for sedation may be discussed during your appointment if you have any fear, anxiety, or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are comfortable in the treatment chair, we will begin applying the bonding material to the desired areas aided by one of our dental assistants. The resin will be hardened with a special light with more layers added, as needed. After the layers of composite resin are set, we will shape and polish the filling material and your natural enamel for an even appearance.

I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

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Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

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Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!

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I went with my 3 girls and the customer service is excellent. They were Warm, inviting, gentle. They gave lots of details and information. You come in and get to see the pictures of their staff. Overall it felt great. My kids were actually happy!

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I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!

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Rejuvenate Your Smile

Cosmetic bonding and contouring can be an ideal option if you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and contouring at your consultation at our office in Walnut Creek, CA. Contact Life Dental & Orthodontics to schedule an appointment, and achieve the smile of your dreams.

Will dental bonding and contouring be covered by my insurance?

Bonding and contouring is an aesthetic treatment, so it's typically not paid by insurance. Our front office can talk to your dental insurance company to confirm your coverage; however, most patients will need to pay for the cost of the treatment on your own. At your consultation with Dr. Hockel, He can talk about an estimate of cost and payment methods we accept at Life Dental & Orthodontics.

How much does dental bonding and contouring cost?

The total price of dental bonding and contouring will vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. During your appointment, our staff will listen to your concerns and assess your situation to create a personalized treatment plan. At that point, we’ll be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate.

Is dental bonding and contouring painful?

Not at all. Our combination of state-of-the-art equipment and an incredibly experienced team means our patients need not worry about any pain or discomfort during their dental bonding and contouring treatment.

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