Cosmetic teeth contouring is a procedure that helps to improve the look of your teeth if they are damaged, worn, chipped, or have an irregular shape.The procedure of teeth contouring is also known as reshaping or enameloplasty.
During this simple procedure, the chipped edges, irregularities and other teeth surface imperfections are slightly shaved to give your teeth a beautiful shape. After enamel shaving, the teeth are polished for a shiny and more attractive look.
Sometimes teeth contouring includes bonding if the patient prefers to lengthen the teeth. Dental bonding is delicate work in which the aesthetic taste of a dentist shines.
Advantages of Cosmetic Contouring
The advantage of cosmetic contouring is that it can be done quickly. One visit will be enough for your smile makeover. Though the changes made seem small, the result you get is a big difference as your teeth will look straighter and smoother.
The other big advantage is that anesthesia is not necessary for teeth reshaping. The cosmetic procedure is painless and doesn’t take much time. Besides, it is quite affordable and costs less than orthodontic treatment or veneers.
Teeth contouring is a permanent procedure and doesn’t require post-op visits. Done once and cared for, the result will stay the same for years. This is assuming that the tooth does not react in the future to the work that was done..
To have a more visible effect, the procedure may be finished with the teeth whitening.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Since some enamel is removed some sensitivity can appear to hot or cold food and drinks. Usually, this side effect disappears in a few days.
Is Cosmetic Contouring for Me?
If your teeth have minor damages, you dislike the shape, you don’t have chips or an uneven surface then this procedure is for you!
If you have more serious problems such as crooked teeth, missing teeth, cracks and enamel spots you may look need other options like Invisalign, dental implants or veneers.
For a professional opinion about teeth contouring, please schedule your consultation with Dr Anne Gershkowitz, the best cosmetic dentist in New York and New Jersey area.