Do you have minor imperfections in your teeth that you’d like to eliminate? Then tooth reshaping–also known as dental contouring–may be the answer you seek. This procedure can fix problems such as irregularly shaped teeth, chips or overly-pointy cuspids quickly and easily.
A dentist performs tooth reshaping using special instruments and abrasion techniques. Before doing the procedure, he or she will take dental x-rays to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Afterwards the dentist will mark your teeth with a pen to highlight areas that need sculpting and use a sanding instrument to do the actual contouring. Treated teeth then gets smooth and polished.
Tooth reshaping is a cosmetic procedure and has a number of benefits:
- is an inexpensive way to improve the look of your teeth;
- is painless. Only surface enamel is removed, so there’s generally no discomfort during the procedure and no anesthesia required;
- improves the health of teeth. By removing minor overlaps and other imperfections or tartar and plaque can build up, you lower your risk of decay and gum disease; and
- may serve as a substitute for braces. This is because tooth reshaping can make teeth look straighter.
Dr. Jairo Chavez is a cosmetic dentistry expert.
When you make an appointment with us, we can evaluate your particular situation to determine whether dental contouring, veneers or other procedure is right for you. For an investment that pays a lifetime of dividends, contact us!