Can Dental Contouring help my smile?
Dental contouring is the reshaping of the teeth. The process includes removing small portions of tooth enamel to improve the surface, shape, or length of the tooth. Contouring is used to address a number of common issues including cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth.
If you are wanting to enhance your smile and improve small flaws, dental contouring might be the right solution for you. From tooth stains to chips to cracks, contouring can fix these small imperfections and improve your smile. The dental process is used to manage other dental concerns including minor overlapping of teeth, overcrowding, and teeth of unusual sizes and shapes.
Dental contouring is a non-invasive procedure which can handle these issues and enhance your smile. Contouring doesn’t require numerous hours in the dental chair to accomplish the task of getting you the smile you’ve always wanted to have.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Contouring?
Dental contouring, also known as dental or tooth reshaping, is a simple process. If you believe contouring might provide the solution to your concerns, you will begin the process with an initial exam to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. This examination is thorough and often includes X-rays to verify the location and size of the tooth’s pulp. Following the exam, if your dentist confirms your teeth are healthy, you have sufficient enamel for the procedure, and you are a good candidate for dental contouring, your appointment will be scheduled for the procedure.
The Dental Contouring Procedure
During the dental contouring procedure, the dentist will reshape your tooth by removing small amounts of tooth enamel to enhances the shape and size of your tooth. The entire process can take as little as 30 minutes to complete, and is often performed in conjunction with dental bonding that features custom-matched tooth-colored resin to complete the reshaping process.
The dentist will use specialized tools to gradually remove small amounts of enamel at the surface of the tooth. Fractures (cracks) or chips are smoothed, edges are rounded or squared off as needed, and the teeth are shaped and smoothed on the sides. When the process is complete, the dentist will check that your bite is properly aligned. The dentist will then smooth and polish your teeth, given you the desired aesthetics and enhanced smile.
Is Dental Contouring Right for You?
If you believe dental contouring is right for you, contact the Keller dentist at Leslie Nason, DDS. Dr Nason and her team wants you to have the smile that you have always wanted. If you have any questions about contouring, contact our office by calling our Keller dentist office and we can schedule an appointment to brighten your smile.