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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

What is contouring and reshaping teeth?

Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Red headed woman smiling after dental appointment at Revive Dental and Implant Center in Charleston, West VirginiaOdontoplasty, enameloplasty, or tooth reshaping are all words used to refer to tooth contouring. It is a procedure for fixing minor smile issues. In this procedure, small portions of the tooth enamel are removed to reshape and correct the cracked or crooked teeth. This procedure is common for people who want to improve the appearance of their smile.

The procedure

Tooth reshaping is a painless procedure that is done using removable strips. The goal of the procedure is always to alter the shape of the teeth, their length, and their appearance. A drill or a laser might be used to reshape the enamel. The enamel is responsible for protecting the inner structures of the teeth from damage, therefore it is limited to the individual tooth structure.

Note that this procedure is quick and requires no recovery period. Your dentist can complete this procedure in a single visit without using a local anesthetic.

Who are the potential candidates

This procedure is not open to everyone. The conditions that are best treated using this procedure include small cracks or chips on the tooth, pits, and bulges on the tooth enamel, pointy teeth, misaligned teeth, or teeth that have an uneven smile. Serious dental issues cannot be treated using this method.

Benefits of tooth contouring

Cosmetic contouring is meant to improve your oral aesthetics. Offering numerous perks for persons looking to improve their smile, depending on the individual health and the structure of the teeth and enamel. The main benefit of this procedure is improving the appearance of your teeth. Other benefits include fixing chipped, crooked, or misaligned teeth, reducing bruxism, and making it easier to clean the areas between your teeth.

In conclusion, this procedure can be performed together with dental bonding to add material to your tooth to increase its volume or shape. Our dentists will perform a diagnosis before the treatment is used on you. For more information, visit us at our offices today.

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