Have you ever spent any considerable amount of time in front of the mirror (or reflecting on your reflection throughout the day)? What is it that caught your eye? Does it have something to do with teeth that appear too long, too wide, too oddly shaped, or something similar? If so, you will be excited to learn that like with most cosmetic concerns, we can provide you with treatment that will help you transition from a smile you dislike to one that you love. As for learning more about dental contouring, which can address your I-wish-I-could-remove-a-little-of-this-dental-tissue problems, we are here to help.
Contouring: Is It What I Need?
You might require dental contouring if you think your smile would look much better with less tissue in particular places. For example, if a couple of your teeth are too long when you compare them to the other teeth in your smile, we can reduce their length with contouring. If you have teeth with border-related problems (possibly a jagged tooth, a pointed tooth, or a strangely shaped tooth), we can use dental contouring. Even teeth that overlap one another just a bit may benefit.
How It Works
So, how do we go about getting rid of just a very small part of the tooth (or teeth) in question? First, we take a close look at your teeth to determine how much enamel we have to work with. Your enamel is the outermost layer of each tooth, which we can gently sculpt without harming your oral health. Then, we strategically buff down the areas at the target sites with the use of a gentle instrument. We will simply gently remove an extremely small bit of tissue to create a pleasing finish.