Cosmetic Contouring

Cosmetic Contouring Portage Mi Dentist

Dissatisfaction with your teeth’s shape or size may lead our Portage, MI, dentist to suggest cosmetic contouring. Intended to only improve appearance, cosmetic contouring involves removing some of your enamel to change the form of your tooth or teeth.

Here’s what you need to know about tooth contouring.

Cosmetic Contouring: What Is It?

Have you ever wanted to change the shape or size of your teeth? Well, you’re in luck because cosmetic contouring does exactly that.

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Also known as teeth reshaping, cosmetic contouring removes some of your enamel in an effort to change the overall form of your tooth or teeth. Many seek out this purely optional treatment to alter teeth shape, length, or appearance.

The Procedure

To remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth, our Portage cosmetic dentist will use a drill or laser. Despite the tools used, cosmetic contouring is largely painless, quick, and requires no recovery period.

During the procedure, fractures are smoothed out, angles are rounded to erase sharp curves, and better alignment is created if desired. Oftentimes, contouring is combined with cosmetic bonding to create a flawless smile.

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Because it is undesirable to expose a tooth to risk or potential damage, this procedure is limited by the individual tooth structure of the patient. For example, if your enamel is already too thin on a certain tooth, contouring may not be the best option.

Cosmetic Contouring Benefits

The biggest benefit that comes from cosmetic contouring is an improved appearance. Depending on your health history and structure of your enamel, there can be other perks as well.

Additional benefits include:

  • A painless way to fix cracked, chipped, crooked, or improperly aligned teeth
  • An easier time cleaning in between teeth
  • Improve damage caused by teeth grinding (bruxism)

Call Courtside Dental Today

If you have teeth that are worn, damaged, or irregularly shaped, cosmetic contouring can help sculpt a better smile for you in just one visit. Our cosmetic dentist in Portage, MI, is here to listen to your specific needs and develop beautiful results. Request an appointment online or call Courtside Dental today at 269.327.1011.