Dental contouring

Tooth contouring by reshaping has the superb reputation as one of the few dental procedures that affords the patient instant results. Tooth contouring and reshaping are procedures that dentists use to correct misaligned, chipped, cracked, or growth irregularities resulting in an overlapping of lower teeth in only one appointment.

Dental contouring is a procedure that is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth, dental contouring can be a less painful and faster substitution for short term braces in certain circumstances. Long term braces cannot be corrected this way as they involve a series of growth alterations.

How it’s Done

It is a timed procedure of subtle changes over a course of treatment. By removing just a thin layer of tooth material and building millimeter by millimeter of natural tooth matched laminate, your dentist is able to create a gorgeous smile with minimal discomfort to the patient. It is important to seek a cosmetic dentist who has significant experience in veneers, as if not the matching process may not be sufficient to ensure a natural looking end result.

Tooth reshaping is a common orthodontic method to alter the vertical length, overall shape, or fixed position of your teeth. If you have normal, healthy teeth, but have a chip or fracture or two, or maybe a few of your teeth are slightly crowded this procedure could bring very pleasing results and be very minimally invasive.

Often tooth reshaping will be performed in conjunction with veneers to create the perfect smile. By removing a minimal amount of tooth surface, a slightly crooked tooth can be made straight, and then by applying a veneer they come together to create a correctly positioned and perfectly matched tooth, where there was imperfection can now be perfection when you show that smile. Also utilized with tooth reshaping and contouring is dental bonding.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a process that utilizes a specialized dental polymer to repair cracked or chipped teeth. When used in conjunction with reshaping and contouring, this can give you the perfect smile.

This procedure is similar to the veneer process except that with bonding the material is applied directly onto your teeth and shaped and worked in your mouth whereas with veneer, a thin laminate is made in a laboratory setting and then attached to your teeth with a special dental adhesive. Either of these methods will correct an imperfect smile as well as repair damaged teeth. Ask your dentist which procedure is right for you.