Is there a small defect in your smile such as a tooth that got chipped in a playground accident when you were a lid, or the years have left some worn edges on your teeth?
Don’t keep hiding your smile or allow these imperfections to drive you nuts! Instead, speak with your dentist about the possibility of cosmetically contouring the tooth.
Teeth contouring is comparatively inexpensive. It’s also non-invasive, so you won’t even need a shot of anesthetic before getting it done. Because contouring doesn’t go into the tooth’s inner core, it doesn’t require healing. In fact, you can usually eat immediately afterward.
Contouring and reshaping teeth usually requires only one visit to your dentist. First, a polishing instrument will smooth out rough edges by removing very small amounts of enamel. A quick follow up smoothing and polishing the surrounding teeth, and you’re done!
Many dentists take “before” and “after” photos so patients can see the dramatic improvement that contouring and reshaping makes.
After contouring, your teeth will appear more uniform in shape and size, which will make your smile more appealing.
However, contouring alone may not be enough to get the cosmetic improvement you want. You may need to add bleaching or veneers for the most dramatic results.