Tooth Reshaping & Dental Contouring in Lincoln, NE
If you have minor cosmetic imperfections that you want to improve, dental contouring is a non-invasive treatment that may be right for you. In as little as 30 minutes, we can enhance the symmetry of your smile and soften any rough edges.
With cosmetic contouring, we can fix imperfections such as tiny chips, overlapping teeth, and extra pointed canines just to name a few. At Family and Implant Dentistry, we recommend dental contouring as a simple alternative to expensive cosmetic dental treatments.
Dental contouring, or tooth reshaping, involves minor removal of enamel in order to change the shape, length, or surface of a tooth. This treatment is best suited for slight cosmetic blemishes, like small chips, differing tooth lengths, or overlaps.
More severe cracks, breaks, or misalignments are better suited for cosmetic dental treatments such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers. In addition, dental contouring can potentially reduce your risk of tooth decay or gum disease, as this treatment makes it easier to clean your teeth.
The Process of Cosmetic Contouring
The first step in the dental contouring treatment process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoffman. During this initial visit, he’ll examine your oral health and discuss your goals. To get a better idea, Dr. Hoffman may ask the following questions:
- What is it about your smile that you’d like to improve?
- 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?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you can benefit from dental contouring. Dr. Hoffman Dr. Hoffman will listen to your concerns and discuss the most effective treatment options to achieve your goals.
If you decide dental contouring is the best option, Dr. Hoffman will remove a portion of enamel to improve the appearance of your smile. Since this treatment only impacts the enamel, no local anesthesia is required. At most, you’ll feel some pressure during treatment.
Once finished, you can enjoy the immediate results of this non-invasive treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is contouring bad for your teeth?
No, dental contouring is a simple procedure that removes only a small portion of your enamel to improve the symmetry of your teeth and soften any edges. However, If your teeth are too thin or too much enamel is removed, you could suffer permanent damage. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a trusted dentist, such as Dr. Hoffman, who will ensure your treatment runs smoothly and achieves the expected results.
Can dental contouring improve the surfaces of my teeth?
Yes! In addition to adjusting the shape of your teeth, the same dental contouring techniques can be used to improve the texture of the surface. If your teeth have pits or other irregularities on their surfaces, dental contouring may be recommended to give them a smooth feel and appearance. Just like other applications for dental contouring, this treatment is fast, simple, and pain-free.
Is dental contouring expensive?
No—Dental contouring is often a more affordable alternative to expensive cosmetic treatments. The cost of your care will depend on the details of your procedure, such as how many teeth we’ll be reshaping.
For a breakdown of the cost, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hoffman by calling (402) 486-0825. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will include the cost of services.
What other ways can I improve the appearance of my smile?
At Family and Implant Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic services that can transform or enhance the beauty of your smile. We offer several non-invasive treatments like teeth whitening and dental bonding that can be completed within minutes.
Alternatively, we can design a stunning smile that you’ll want to show off for years to come with our porcelain veneers treatment. A variety of treatments can also be combined to create your perfect look. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoffman by calling (402) 486-0825.
During the consultation, Dr. Hoffman will discuss your smile goals with you and examine your oral health. He’ll let you know which treatments would benefit you the most and help you make an informed decision.
Improve Your Smile With Dental Contouring and Reshaping
If you’re unhappy with the state of your current oral health, due to a slight cosmetic imperfection, don’t be afraid to ask us about dental contouring. It’s a quick, painless procedure that has virtually no recovery. Contact us today by calling (402) 486-0825 to schedule a consultation in Lincoln, NE. With dental contouring, even subtle changes can make a world of a difference.