Cosmetic Tooth Contouring
If your teeth have small imperfections that make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, cosmetic tooth contouring may be the perfect way to beautify your smile. With Cosmetic tooth contouring, Dr. Hawkins can make slight adjustments to your teeth to make them appear straighter and more evenly shaped. The best part is that this procedure can be done in as little as thirty minutes, making it a quick, cost-efficient alternative to other cosmetic treatments.
How Is Tooth Contouring Done?
Cosmetic tooth contouring, or tooth reshaping, is a simple, straightforward procedure. Dr. Hawkins will begin your visit with a short consultation to discuss the details of your treatment. Once you are ready, Dr. Hawkins will begin making small adjustments to the desired teeth. She will use state-of-the-art tools to gently remove thin layers of enamel. Because this part of your tooth does not have any nerves, you should not feel any discomfort.
Once Dr. Hawkins has sculpted your teeth into the perfect shape, she will polish them and make any final adjustments. Depending on how big of a change you want and how many teeth are being worked on, your treatment could be finished in as little as thirty minutes! Because tooth contouring is a quick, simple treatment, it is often much cheaper than larger-scale cosmetic procedures.
Can Tooth Contouring Be Used to Fix Larger Problems?
Each tooth has roughly 2.5 mm of enamel. This layer of hard tissue protects the inner portions of your teeth from damage and decay. If you lose too much enamel, the inside of your tooth may be at risk of becoming tender and developing serious health issues. Because tooth contouring involves the removal of thin layers of enamel, we have to be careful about how much we take off. If your teeth are very crooked or misshapen, Dr. Hawkins can discuss your options and recommend another treatment.
How Do I Take Care of My Teeth After Treatment?
Tooth contouring is a permanent way to fix minor blemishes in your smile. Because enamel does not grow back, you can enjoy the benefits of your treatment for years to come! To take care of your new smile, Dr. Hawkins recommends using a soft-bristled brush and dental products that contain fluoride. The fluoride will strengthen your teeth, while the soft-bristled brush will prevent you from harming your remaining enamel.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic tooth contouring, please call our office today at 740-423-8416!