Tooth Reshaping & Dental Contouring in Lincoln, NE
Minor defects in your teeth can make your smile seem a little disproportionate. Tiny chips, overlapping teeth, and extra pointed canines are just a few examples of imperfections that may be too small for a full cosmetic treatment, but is enough to be noticeable. At Family and Implant Dentistry, we recommend dental contouring to help shape your teeth into a more symmetrical, functional form without the need for expensive cosmetic dental treatments.
What is Dental Contouring?
Dental contouring, or tooth reshaping, is the minor removal of enamel in order to change the shape, length, or surface of a tooth. This treatment is best suited for slight imperfections like small chips, differing tooth lengths, or slight overlaps. More severe cracks, breaks, or misalignments are better suited for cosmetic dental treatments, which you can find more about here. In addition, dental contouring can potentially reduce your risk of tooth decay or gum disease, as this treatment makes it a little easier to clean your teeth.
The Treatment Process
The first step is to consult with Dr. Hoffman or Dr. Plooster about your issues with your smile: is one tooth longer than its symmetrical counterpart? Did you recently chip a tooth, and it stands out? Are your canine teeth especially sharp and cutting your lip or cheek? Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Plooster will listen to your comments and address your oral health concerns as well.
After a dental contouring has been agreed upon, Dr. Hoffman or Dr. Plooster will shave away a certain amount of enamel, depending on the changes you want to see. Since this treatment only impacts the enamel, no local anesthesia is required. At most, you’ll feel some pressure during treatment.
Once finished, you’ll see a dramatic difference in your smile. We strive to make these subtle changes fit your vision of your dream smile.
Dental Contouring Available at Family and Implant Dentistry
If you’re unhappy with the state of your current oral health, due to a slight imperfection, don’t be afraid to ask us about dental contouring. It’s a quick, painless procedure that can make a world of difference in your smile. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation in Lincoln, NE.