While the main reason to see a dentist is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, many patients seek dental treatments for cosmetic reasons as well. In fact, thousands of Americans report feeling insecure about issues with their smile including stained teeth, misshapen teeth, or crooked teeth. For these issues, there are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that can help improve the shape of your smile. This includes dental contouring and reshaping services.

What Is Dental Contouring & Reshaping

Enameloplasty, also known as tooth contouring is the process of reshaping teeth to make them look more symmetrical. It is a process that is designed to fix minor issues with mishappen teeth to give your smile a more even look. During the process, a dentist will use drills and lasers to remove some of your tooth enamel to shape your teeth into the desired shape and size. After the contouring is complete your teeth will be polished to give you a natural-looking smile.

What Are The Benefits of Tooth Contouring?

Compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, dental contouring provides a quick and permanent solution for your smile. Contouring is done to the enamel which does not have nerves so you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. The procedure usually only requires a single visit and can be done in about an hour. Dental contouring is perfect for teeth that are chipped near the edge or teeth that have minor crowding or position problems. 

Am I A Good Candidate For Tooth Contouring?

Your dentist will let you know which cosmetic dental procedures are best for your specific goals. Contouring is really only used in cases when minor changes are being made. If you need a more dramatic change to your teeth, your dentist might recommend different procedures. Additionally, it is important that your teeth are healthy and that there is enough enamel to work with. If your enamel is too thin it might not be effective to pursue contouring. 

Cosmetic Dental Office in Lisbon

If you are interested in learning more about dental procedures like contouring we would be happy to discuss your options at an appointment at our office in Lisbon.