Cavities, Bad Breath and Other Embarrassing Topics

Why Tooth Reshaping Might be Right for You

Tooth reshaping, often called tooth contouring, involves both sanding down tooth surfaces and when necessary, adding filler to shape your teeth exactly the way you want them. This allows you to create the perfect smile. However, there are other benefits of reshaping besides the obvious cosmetic improvements. Below is a brief guide to these benefits.

Quick and easy 

Unlike other cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants and braces which can sometimes take months to have the desired effect, contouring is very quick. Often the process can be completed in just two appointments. Another benefit is that it is relatively painless as the process is carried out solely on the external enamel of your teeth. 

A whiter smile

Tooth reshaping often involves the removal of some enamel. This means that any stains and discolouration of the enamel will also be removed and new whiter teeth will be constructed. In this way, tooth contouring can brighten up your smile. 

Healthy teeth and gums 

Although contouring is a cosmetic procedure, the reshaping of your teeth can make it easier for you to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. For example, if your teeth are very close together contouring can even out the distances between the teeth to prevent build up of plaque and tartar in crevices behind and between overcrowded teeth. It will also make them easier to clean. In turn, this can reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. 

Correct misaligned teeth

Contouring can also be used to help to correct teeth that are misaligned. If your canine teeth are oversized, this can cause problems with your bite. By shaving down these teeth, your dentist can ensure that your teeth are properly aligned, correcting any problems with your bite. In some cases, contouring could correct issues which have otherwise required braces.

Subtle and discreet treatment

Tooth contouring is much more subtle and discreet when compared to other dental interventions such as braces. If you would like to avoid a drastic change to your mouth and would like to avoid people staring or commenting, contouring could be the option for you. Contouring of the teeth provides a positive change to your smile without drawing attention to the fact that you have undergone treatment.

If you would like more information about the benefits of dental contouring or other cosmetic procedures, contact your dentist today. They will be able to assess your dental health and provide any suitable treatments. For more information, contact a business such as Shellharbour City Dental.