What is Tooth Recontouring?
Tooth recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that can transform the look of your smile. If your front teeth are chipped, cracked or are uneven, tooth recontouring can be helpful in creating a clean, uniform look. The procedure is done quickly and easily in our office, and it is often quicker than other cosmetic procedures. Tooth recontouring is safe for your teeth and the results are permanent, rather than something that may need to be replaced years later.
Why is Tooth Recontouring needed?
The reason you may need or want tooth recontouring is because one or more of your front teeth is chipped or cracked. A tooth that is chipped doesn’t just affect your confidence, but it can be detrimental to your oral health as well. If the tooth is sharp and jagged, it may constantly cut into your tongue and damage the opposing teeth. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, tooth recontouring is permanent and there is nothing that could fall out or needs replacement.
Who is a candidate for Tooth Recontouring?
Dr. Bloom will examine your teeth to determine if you might need tooth recontouring. The procedure is easily done in our office and is best suited to healthy adult patients wanting to transform their look. If the front teeth need additional work or are decayed, we may recommend other treatments before tooth recontouring can be done. Many patients who have minor chips and imperfections will find that tooth recontouring is easier and quicker than other options.
What happens during Tooth Recontouring?
Dr. Bloom may administer a local anesthetic to numb the area, though this isn’t always necessary for every patient. He will then carefully shape the tooth, removing any excess structure that is not needed and to smooth out rough or jagged edges. The procedure is typically done in less than 30 minutes in our office. You can be ready to leave with a brand new smile and the confidence to show it off. Tooth recontouring is one of the quickest and simplest ways to perfect the front teeth and smooth out areas that are otherwise unattractive.
If you think you might benefit from tooth recontouring, call us today to speak with one of our staff members about our low office wait times and convenient scheduling.