Dental contouring, also called dental reshaping, helps to remove or add small areas of tooth enamel to improve the surface, shape, and length of the tooth. As a cosmetic procedure, this procedure is used to address minor cracks, chips, and crookedness throughout your smile. At Taylor Made Smiles, our procedure can help enhance your smile by removing these small flaws and improving the look and feel of your smile. As a non-invasive procedure, dental contouring can be performed within a single visit and give you a smile you’ve always wanted.
How Does Dental Contouring Work?
During this procedure, our team will work to remove parts of the tooth’s enamel or outer layer of the tooth, either using a drill or laser. This procedure depends on the amount of enamel your teeth have, and so healthy teeth with strong enamel are vital for this procedure. Before performing any reshaping procedure, we will perform an initial examination to look at the structure of your teeth, ensure that your bite has a proper alignment and that there aren’t any signs of disease or trauma present. If you have any further dental problems that need treatment, then know we will be happy to work with you through a number of our cosmetic and dental treatments.
Teeth reshaping, despite how it sounds, is a fairly simple process and can take under an hour to complete. While reshaping, we also combine other methods, including tooth bonding, to reform the tooth’s structure and create a smooth, natural look to your teeth. Through reshaping, we will trim any misshapen areas, shorten excessively long teeth, and reform poorly shaped teeth to a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing form. Most of all, we will make sure to align your bite to give you your natural-looking smile.
The Benefits of Teeth Recontouring
Teeth reshaping comes with many benefits, but most of all, this procedure leaves you with a healthy-looking smile. Our teeth recontouring treatments provide quick and noticeable results and are ideal for patients who desire to correct minor imperfections in their smiles. Our teeth reshaping procedure can help address the following cosmetic issues, including:
- Slightly Misshapen Teeth
- Overly Long Teeth
- Minor Signs of Crowding
- Minor Alignment Issues
- Minor Chips or Cracks
Due to how this process removes enamel, your teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold sensations and become sensitive to abrasive substances. Your newly altered teeth will need proper oral care to keep your teeth in excellent condition. If you have dental problems, such as malocclusion, severely cracked teeth, missing teeth, or an improper bite alignment, know that our team can help. Our practice offers multiple cosmetic and dental solutions to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.
If you wish to learn about our cosmetic procedures, such as dental contouring, contacting our office for your initial exam is a great place to start. Through your comprehensive exam, we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and help you maintain a healthier smile for years to come.