A smooth, white smile says a lot about you and helps to make a good first impression. If your teeth have suffered chips and minor fractures in the enamel, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. In a situation like this you should talk to your dentist about a cosmetic tooth reshaping procedure.
Cosmetic tooth reshaping, also known as cosmetic dental contouring is only appropriate for adjusting teeth with minor damage. At the initial consultation, your dentist will want to make a series of X-rays to make sure the procedure won’t affect the dentin or pulp layer of each tooth. Cosmetic veneers or crowns might be more applicable if there isn’t enough strong enamel available for a reshaping procedure.
During the procedure, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each of the damaged teeth. They will then carefully blend and smooth the contour of each tooth to match your personal bite pattern. Afterward your dentist might also recommend a fluoride treatment and regular use of fluoride toothpaste to help keep your enamel strong.
If you have teeth with chips or minor fractures and you’re interested in cosmetic tooth reshaping, please feel free to call us at 281-242-0241 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted!