Tooth recontouring: Reshape your smile!
Posted on 23rd October 2018 at 09:36
Do you hold your hand over your mouth when you talk because you’re embarrassed by your teeth? If minor cosmetic issues are affecting your self-confidence, don’t suffer in silence – the solution might be as simple as a painless dental contouring procedure. Read on to find out more.
What is tooth recontouring?
Tooth recontouring removes small amounts of enamel to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. It is a quick and painless cosmetic procedure that offers instant results after just one session.
What issues can be fixed with recontouring?
Recontouring can correct minor cosmetic imperfections, including:
• Chipped or worn teeth
• Overlapping teeth
• Irregularly shaped teeth
• Overly long canine teeth
The procedure can also be combined with bonding or veneers to give your teeth a more symmetrical look.
What will the procedure involve?
First, we’ll invite you to the practice for an initial consultation with an experienced treatment co-ordinator. Dr. Webber has more than 17 years’ experience of providing cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry to clients and is passionate about restoring their smiles and self-confidence. Consultations are free with no obligations and help us find out more about you and what type of results you are looking for. We will always give you individual, carefully thought out advice that caters to your available budget.
Once we have established that tooth recontouring is the best option for your smile, we will assess your teeth to establish that there is enough enamel on the tooth to reshape it. We then use gentle sanding techniques to smooth out imperfections and create a neater shape. The treatment painless, and you’ll see results after just one session!
What are the advantages of tooth reshaping?
• Pain-free – We only remove surface enamel during the procedure so there is no pain or discomfort and no anaesthesia is required.
• Low cost – Tooth reshaping is cheaper than more complex cosmetic dental procedures.
• Improves dental health – Fixing minor overlaps and other imperfections where plaque can build up makes it easier to clean your teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
• Fast – Unlike many cosmetic dental treatments, you’ll see results after a single session.
Are there any risks?
Removing enamel can cause sensitivity and damage teeth, which is why we always assess your teeth before the procedure. If your enamel layer is too thin we will recommend an alternative treatment. Recontouring is not suitable for treating extensive cosmetic imperfections – we can advise you about other cosmetic procedures for severe overlapping, deep fractures, or substantial chips.
If you are interested in learning more about tooth reshaping or other cosmetic dental treatments, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to your visit.
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