Teeth re-shaping is one of the most convenient, cost-effective options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying resin to improve the overall appearance of the teeth.
To reshape or contour a dentist gently simply removes tooth enamel with a laser or drill.
Before starting the treatment, your provider will X-ray the teeth to check the location. Next, he or she trims misshapen areas, shortening excessively long teeth or altering badly shaped teeth to even them out for proper bite and alignment. The teeth are then smoothed and polished.
Re-shaping may require just one 30-minute appointment with your dentist, depending on the extent of the work you need. If you are interested in additional cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile, you should also consider Teeth X-press.
Reshaped and bonded teeth require good aftercare to maintain their attractive appearance. You should at least go in for your bi-annual exams, but your personalized dental care should be discussed in detail with your provider. Teeth re-shaping can provide a major confidence boost by fixing noticeably uneven teeth. Compared to braces and other orthodontic work, tooth contouring is among the least time-consuming, and least expensive. Schedule an appointment today.