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Do You Need Cosmetic Contouring?

September 17, 2014

483317827Cosmetic contouring, or reshaping, is a process by which chipped, cracked, misshapen or oddly sized teeth can be reshaped to perfect alignment and continuity with surrounding teeth. Tooth contouring is a quick, painless and inexpensive procedure that can be completed in one visit in as little as 30 minutes. It is usually focused upon the front teeth including the upper central, lateral, and canine teeth since they are the most visible. Removing a small amount of enamel doesn’t hurt the tooth or touch any nerves. There is no healing time required and you can eat immediately after the procedure. To get your perfect smile, make an appointment today with the experienced dentists at Smile Fitness Dental Center in Glendale, AZ. Smile Fitness Dental Center proudly serves patients in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Sun City, Peoria and Paradise Valley.

The Cosmetic Contouring Procedure

The process starts with a thorough examination and bite analysis to ensure that you are a good candidate for cosmetic contouring, and that the procedure will improve your bite and not make it worse. The dentist will also x-ray the teeth to make sure that they are healthy enough to undergo removal of a small amount of the surface enamel. The dentist will first remove a portion of the enamel and then reshape and polish the tooth. There is no pain, so anesthesia and sedation are not typically needed. Dentists must make sure that the inner gum tissue above the contoured tooth is healthy. Sometimes the root surfaces must also be reshaped to make sure that the procedure doesn’t eventually lead to gum disease.

Cosmetic Contouring in Glendale, AZ

Before a cosmetic contouring procedure can be performed, the dentist will determine whether the defects that are present in your smile are minor enough to be corrected using contouring and reshaping.  Imperfections like small chips, minor unevenness, slight overlaps, shallowly pitted surfaces, or worn biting areas qualify. However, the reshaping of the front teeth cannot be allowed to disturb the bite or alignment. If you have thin enamel, previous extensive restorations of the tooth or surrounding teeth, recently erupted teeth, gum structure that would be disturbed by the procedure, or teeth that are still shifting, contouring may not be possible. To discuss your contouring options and get started fixing those small imperfections in your smile, make an appointment with the gentle and caring dentists at Smile Fitness Dental Center. Smile Fitness Dental Center is conveniently located to serve patients in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Sun City, Peoria and Paradise Valley.

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