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Your smile is one of your most important features so of course, you want to feel confident in it. Minor cosmetic dental issues are common and can, unfortunately, make people afraid to show their teeth when they smile because they are self-conscious about their teeth. Luckily, cosmetic contouring can help you reshape your teeth and get the smile you want. If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic contouring, it is important that you consult with an experienced dental professional who can assess your teeth and guide you through your options. Dental Associates of Basking Ridge has decades of experience helping patients gain their confidence back. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our experienced and knowledgeable staff.
What is Cosmetic Contouring?
Cosmetic contouring is also commonly referred to as tooth reshaping or enameloplasty. It is a relatively easy procedure where your dentist will change the shape or length of your teeth using drills or lasers to remove some of the tooth’s enamel. After the contouring and reshaping process is complete, your dentist will polish your teeth to help you get the smile you deserve. Cosmetic contouring is best for people who only have very minor cosmetic issues, such as a misshapen tooth or teeth that are longer than they would like. Your dentist does not want to take too much of your enamel because it is necessary for the protection of your teeth. If you have more serious cosmetic issues, it may be beneficial to look into other options, such as bonding or veneers, that can give you the appearance you are trying to achieve.
Benefits of Cosmetic Contouring
There are many benefits to cosmetic contouring, as it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your smile. The entire process typically takes less than 30 minutes and can be done in one appointment. Another major benefit that people enjoy about contouring is that it is entirely painless because there are no nerves in your enamel so you won’t feel a thing. Additionally, enamel does not grow back so the changes made during contouring are permanent and you will not have to worry about going back for touch-up visits. After the procedure, it is important that you keep up with your oral hygiene regiment because you need to protect the enamel you have left and be sure not to damage it, otherwise, your teeth may become very sensitive.
Contact Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to improve your smile, contouring might be the right choice for you. Here at Dental Associates of Basking Ridge, we are committed to helping you explore all possibilities and guiding you towards the best option for your teeth. If you have questions about cosmetic contouring, it is important to consult with a dental professional. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our experienced staff.