Your smile makes a deep first impression. Whether it’s for your work, an interview or anything else, your teeth are a remarkably important aspect of your image. However, your teeth are not impervious. Over time, even the most dentally diligent individuals may find their teeth have been damaged in some way. This may be in the form of a crooked, disproportional, chipped or otherwise misshapen tooth which could diminish your smile. For such a significant problem there is an easy treatment available, teeth reshaping or dental contouring.
Teeth reshaping and dental contouring are cosmetic procedures that treat all forms of malformed teeth, whether the issue is large or subtle. In most cases, the amount of work required is small, but it makes a big difference.
So, what happens during a dental contouring operation? Small amounts of your tooth’s enamel are removed. This may be to reduce the length or width, change the surface of the tooth, or otherwise reshape it in some way. In addition to this process, a tooth-colored bonding resin may be used to sculpt and reshape your teeth. Bonding resin can help alleviate a wide range of conditions, such as chips, cracks and even gaps between teeth. This will result in perfectly symmetrical and attractive teeth.
If you are considering dental contouring, it is important that you take good care of your teeth before and after your procedure. For instance, after your procedure repairs done to your teeth may be more susceptible to chips and stains. Get in the habit of properly caring for your teeth now so that you can be sure to have a healthy smile for years to come. Also, don’t hurt your teeth by using them to chew your nails, to open cans and other containers or biting hard foods and candies. Lastly, make sure to get regular dental checkups by a professional. They will be able to give you the best advice for keeping your teeth healthy.
If you would like to learn more about this procedure, schedule an appointment with us. Together we can find out if dental contouring or one of our other services is right for you.