Contouring & Reshaping
We perform cosmetic dentistry services such as contouring and reshaping teeth for residents of Lisbon, Maine, and the surrounding areas.
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Cosmetic Dentistry: Teeth Contouring & Reshaping
If you want to improve your oral hygiene and achieve a better-looking smile, teeth contouring and reshaping might be right for you!
Contouring and reshaping can even out misaligned teeth, making them appear straighter and better aligned. For example, if one of your teeth overlaps with other teeth, is too long, or just doesn’t look quite the way you want it to, that can often be fixed with our dental reshaping. Tooth enamel with bumps or pits can often benefit from tooth contouring, which is limited to minor procedures that are aesthetic in nature so as not to remove too much tooth enamel (which could weaken the tooth).
During your initial consultation and exam with one of our dentists, we’ll discuss which tooth imperfections, such as a chip, you’d like assessed for potential dental contouring or reshaping. We’ll also examine the state of your overall dental health. This may include X-rays, followed by teeth cleaning. After we’ve determined that the tooth and/or teeth you’d like worked on are healthy and capable of sustaining the procedure, we’ll schedule an appointment for the procedure.
What to expect the day of:
Since these are non-invasive procedures, pain medication, and numbing agents aren’t normally necessary for tooth contouring and reshaping, which is often performed in conjunction with dental bonding. The process involves color matching any materials we’ll be using to your teeth, applying, and holding them in place. Once it cures, we’ll shape each treated tooth, clean, and polish them.
Because we’re experts in dental bonding and teeth contouring, most treatments only require a single appointment. And, when it’s done, you’ll leave the office with a fresh, new smile.
In addition to fixing minor chips in your teeth, we can also use dental contouring and bonding to correct the appearance of teeth of varying lengths, teeth that are shaped incorrectly, and recessed gums. Other benefits of dental contouring and reshaping include:
- Less tartar and plaque build-up on teeth
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less chance of developing tooth decay and gum disease
After your procedure, your smile will look better than ever, boosting confidence and making it easier to optimum oral health.