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Getting A Beautiful Smile With Teeth Contouring

Dentist working on a patient's teeth

We all know there are answers out there for major problems with our teeth, such as implants for missing teeth or crowns and veneers for damaged ones, but fewer of us are aware there’s a simpler solution for minor cosmetic issues. That procedure is known as dental contouring or reshaping, and it can be the perfect solution if you’re afraid to smile because of slightly imperfect teeth. If you think you may be a candidate to have contouring of your teeth performed, stop in and talk to your dentist.

Is Dental Contouring Right For Me?
Dental contouring is generally an answer available to those who have otherwise healthy teeth with minimal damage. This is, in part, due to the procedure itself, which employs the use of drills and lasers to remove enamel with the goal of reshaping your teeth to a more standard appearance. This procedure is generally the correct approach for those who have slightly misshapen teeth or ones that are slightly too long for their preferences. If, instead, you have teeth that are crooked, tightly crowded in, or have significant amounts of damage you may need more aggressive procedures.

How Is Dental Contouring Done?
Dental contouring is performed by removing enamel from your teeth using a laser or drill. As the material is slowly eroded away you’ll start seeing the improvements to your smile you were hoping for. Following the procedure your teeth are carefully polished to remove any roughness, giving your teeth a beautiful and natural sheen that will make you proud to flash your pearly whites. Since there are permanent alterations being made to your teeth you’ll never have to worry about them growing back or the unshapeliness returning.

What Are The Risks With Dental Reshaping/Contouring?
The biggest risk involved is that the procedure removes healthy enamel, the hard exterior coating that protects your teeth from damage, acid, and the rigors of eating. Removing enamel can result in sensitivity in your teeth, and teeth that are more prone to being damaged from day to day activity. To help protect your teeth and their now thinner enamel you may want to switch to a soft-bristled enamel and start being more gentle while brushing to protect your remaining enamel after the procedure.

What Benefits Are There to Dental Contouring?
If you’re looking for a procedure that will provide instant results, then you’re going to love dental contouring. Dental contouring only takes about 30 minutes to complete and is a completely painless procedure. For those who are concerned about pain or are nervous about time spent in the dentist chair, this procedure is perfect, in part because there is no pain associated with it thanks to a complete lack of nerves in the enamel.

If you think that Dental Contouring may be right for you be sure to pick up the phone and contact Dr. Jaskaren Randhawa at Midtown Dental Care today. They’ll schedule an appointment and a consultation so you can determine if dental contouring is your road back to a flawless smile.