You may be genetically predisposed to have teeth that are irregularly shaped or overlap, and although these problems are only cosmetic, they can cause some people to feel insecure about their smiles. Thankfully, modern dentistry has made it possible for anyone to have the smile of their dreams!
One solution for this common tooth problem is cosmetic contouring, a dental technique that enhances the appearance of one’s teeth. This process entails removing small amounts of tooth enamel in order to facilitate the reshaping, lengthening, and resurfacing of the teeth.
What You Can Expect
Although the idea of purposefully removing tooth enamel may sound off-putting, the process is not only routine but also rather painless. Before the dentist begins reshaping your teeth, he/she will take x-rays of your teeth to confirm that they are healthy enough for contouring. Next, using a specialized pen, the dentist will mark the area of the tooth to be contoured/sculpted. From there, your dentist will use a dental sanding instrument to sand away the imperfections of the tooth. Lastly, to restore your tooth’s natural finish, the tooth will be polished, further improving its aesthetics.
If you are interested in cosmetic contouring, give us a call today to set up your consultation!