Teeth reshaping is one of the most convenient, cost-effective options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying resin to improve the overall appearance of the teeth. The front teeth are the best candidates for reshaping and bonding. We take a look into what teeth reshaping is and how it is done.
Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. The procedure is usually done to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth. This procedure is even a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. This is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of the tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by a cosmetic dentist, with no discomfort to you.
If you want your teeth to be free of chips and fractures, appear less crowded, and have decreased overlaps or to be without pits or grooves in the enamel, this procedure should be discussed with your cosmetic dentist. With a little dental contouring, you can make a huge difference in the way you feel about your smile. Tooth contouring by a cosmetic dentist does require that you have normal, healthy teeth. Teeth may become weaker if large amounts of enamel are removed, which is why tooth reshaping should be limited to minor changes or combined with veneers or bonding for the best smile.