We can provide you with cosmetic contouring that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. If there are minor things you do not like about how you look, call our office and schedule an appointment. We can examine you, take x-rays, and discuss what you do and do not like about your smile. This is a great time to let us know about any time constraints you have or budgetary concerns. When it comes to aesthetic challenges, there are several ways they can be addressed. With a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions, we can customize a treatment plan that takes into consideration your appearance goals, along with any ancillary concerns you may have.
If you are looking for a way to quickly improve your smile, cosmetic contouring is an ideal solution. It is also affordable since we can complete the process in one appointment and without help from the dental lab. Unlike dental veneers or crowns that require a device to be created in the lab, we can complete everything in-house to save you time and money.
This procedure works by shaping or contouring your teeth. For example, if you have a tooth that is too long or sticks out in one corner, contouring can change the shape of it. Likewise, if you have teeth with rough edges from grinding, contouring can smooth them out. These basic shaping flaws can be corrected by removing just enough enamel to contour the tooth into a beautiful state. When removing your enamel, we will provide you with anesthesia so you do not experience any discomfort. The process can be completed fairly quickly, and once the enamel is sufficiently removed, we will complete the process by applying a bonding material to your tooth to complete the cosmetic contouring.
Bonding material is tooth-colored and placed on your teeth after they have been roughened and moisturized. It is shaped in place so your tooth will have a beautiful and symmetrical appearance while also being protected. Since enamel is the hard outer layer of your tooth, removing it can lead to sensitivity, making this portion of the process extremely important for how your teeth function. Once the bonding material is in place and has hardened, you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods and smile with confidence, knowing your smile is as beautiful as you feel.
What makes cosmetic contouring so popular is how convenient the overall procedure is. While dental veneers are more widely known and can address even more aesthetic challenges, they are not necessary for all aesthetic problems. Many people instantly think of them for all shaping issues, and the only drawback of this is that the process takes longer to complete, more of your enamel must be removed, and the process costs more money. With that in mind, it is wise to visit a cosmetic dentist who offers multiple solutions, so you can have access to more affordable procedures for minor fixes like shaping issues.