Recontouring is a simple and inexpensive procedure for reshaping crooked, uneven, or otherwise imperfect teeth. At Smiles of Midtown, this simple treatment can significantly improve the appearance of individual teeth and the overall aspect of your smile.
Because the procedure is limited to the tooth's enamel layer, tooth recontouring is also known as enamel recontouring. When performed correctly, this procedure will not jeopardize the health of your teeth.
Teeth contouring is frequently recommended for the upper or lower front teeth. Minimal tooth reduction can affect the proportion and alignment of specific teeth, considerably improving the uniformity and symmetry of your smile.
When Should Recontouring Be Considered?
Recontouring is among the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures. It is a simple and painless operation with immediate results. The process is typically performed to enhance the look of a smile by creating more harmony or balance.
Recontouring is an efficient procedure for:
- Repairing minor flaws
- Removing bulges or pits in the enamel of a tooth
- Adjusting minor abnormal tooth forms or unequal teeth
- Adjusting the length of canines
- Recontouring can also enhance dental health by reducing gaps or overlaps between teeth that can gather plaque or tartar.
The Procedure for Tooth Recontouring
Our cosmetic dentist will first take X-rays to analyze the size and placement of each tooth. Before starting the procedure, our dentist will mark your teeth with a marker. Imperfections will then be artistically removed or minimized as our dentist starts sculpting the teeth.
A sanding drill will be used to remove small quantities of surface enamel progressively. The sides of your teeth will then be shaped by moving abrasive strips back and forth between your teeth. The teeth will then be smoothed and polished.
Usually, no anesthesia is required. Teeth contouring or reshaping is typically completed in a single session. Teeth contouring may also aid in the correction of minor bite issues. Bonding is frequently used with tooth contouring to achieve an attractive smile.
The Advantages of Teeth Recontouring
- We can alter and shape your teeth one by one until you are delighted with the outcome.
- We can often make a significant change in just one visit.
- Tooth recontouring is non-invasive, almost pain-free, and affordable.
If you are unhappy with your smile, please get in touch with Smiles of Midtown at 3600 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004, or call (713) 523-6848 to discuss your treatment options.