What is Cosmetic Contouring? Ask Our NJ Dental Team.

If you’re like most people, you’d love to have the perfect smile. Of course, there is no such thing as perfection, and most of us have at least a couple of cosmetic issues that we’d like fixed. If you are someone who has a simple, cosmetic issue with your teeth, such as a chipped tooth, there is a very good chance that cosmetic contouring is the right procedure for you. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey dental team to learn more about cosmetic contouring, what the simple procedure entails, and how we can help you obtain the smile you’ve always wanted. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What exactly is cosmetic contouring?

Cosmetic contouring is a procedure that is also known as tooth reshaping, and in this procedure, your dentist will simply modify the shape of your teeth/tooth, either with a drill or a laser. Doing so removes a small portion of your tooth’s enamel. Next, your dentist will simply polish your teeth, and the procedure is over. Ideally, this procedure is for people who have very minor cosmetic issues, such as a slightly misshapen tooth or a tooth that they consider to be too large for their liking.

What are the benefits of cosmetic contouring?

There are a wide variety of benefits of cosmetic contouring. To start, the procedure is virtually painless. Additionally, the procedure is relatively quick (often less than 30 minutes), and the results will last a lifetime. Imagine taking a half-hour of your day and leaving with the smile of your dreams? Not a bad deal at all. Once your procedure has concluded and you leave our office, however, it is critical that you maintain good oral hygiene. Since we removed a small portion of the enamel from your tooth, it is critical that you protect the remaining enamel on your tooth. This means you should brush and floss daily, and ensure you see a dentist at least every six months. If you have any further questions regarding cosmetic contouring, our knowledgeable and skilled dental team is just a phone call away.

Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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