You may have been born with nice teeth that were straight and about the same shape and size, but over the years you may have noticed that they are not looking so good. Even if they looked great when you were younger your teeth can change with use and age. Perhaps one or two of them have become uneven, began overlapping, or have developed pointy or jagged edges. There is an easy and minimally invasive dental procedure that can fix these problems. It doesn’t require needles or sedation and can be completed in one visit. That’s the ease of dental contouring.
Dental contouring is a simple treatment that reshapes your teeth by removing a small portion of tooth structure. To determine whether or not you are a candidate for contouring your dentist will take digital x-rays. Patients with unhealthy, thin, or weak tooth enamel are not suitable candidates for dental contouring. For those who can benefit from the contouring procedure your dentist will highlight the areas to be removed with a marker. Using a small sanding drill or a dental laser your dentist will remove small sections of enamel to reshape your tooth because small changes can make a big difference.
Dental contouring can be used for the following reasons:
- To correct imperfections such as long teeth, overlapping teeth, chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, and “vampire” teeth.
- To change the surface, shape, or length of the tooth.
No Harm, No Foul
Dental contouring does not harm your tooth enamel or the strength of your tooth. An affordable way to improve your smile, it is painless, and only costs from $50 to $300 per tooth.
ABOUT YOUR FORT WORTH DENTIST:
With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.