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How Does Contouring and Reshaping Work?


Posted on 6/19/2023 by Evan
How Does Contouring and Reshaping Work?Tooth contouring, also known as slenderizing, is a cosmetic procedure treatment. It includes removing tiny portions of the tooth's enamel to change the look of its size, thickness, or edge. Tooth contouring and reshaping can correct various dental problems such as chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth.

The procedure is painless because just the superficial enamel is eliminated during tooth reshaping and dental contouring, there is usually minimal irritation, and no anesthetic is necessary. It aims to improve the health of the teeth.

Eliminating small overlays and other flaws where fat and grime can accumulate reduces your risk of decay and dental disorders. Braces might be substituted. Tooth reshaping and dental contouring can be used in place of braces in some cases because they make teeth seem straighter and reduce slight overlaying.

Who Is a Candidate for Tooth Contouring and Reshaping?


Tooth contouring and reshaping modify minor flaws in most patients while also improving their grin and oral hygiene. Trimming slightly overlying teeth, lengthening a tooth, and straightening unevenly shaped teeth can help patients achieve smoother and more uniformly formed teeth. Tooth contouring is only used for modest cosmetic purposes since eliminating too much enamel might cause teeth to become fragile.

Patients with a thin enamel surface may be unsuitable for this treatment. These patients could be better suited for a different surgery, like cementing or crowns.

What is Contouring and Reshaping teeth?


An initial assessment will be required to establish whether the patient is a good candidate. The dentist will use X-rays to assess the size and position of the pulp in the tooth. Our dentist will arrange the procedure if the teeth are in good enough condition and meet the standards.

Depending on the amount of treatment required, tooth contouring and reshaping might take as little as thirty seconds. Our dentist employs various instruments to eliminate small portions of surface veneer progressively. To know these instruments and for more information or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today.
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