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Tooth Recontouring

Do irregular edges or chips in your teeth bother you? Do you wish that all of your teeth lined up perfectly along the biting edges, making them appear straighter and more uniform in size? If so, then tooth recontouring is an easy cosmetic dentistry procedure that can make teeth look and feel better after just one visit.

Tooth recontouring typically involves using a tooth colored filling material to recreate the shapes, sizes, and edges of the front teeth. The material is color matched so that the final treatment blends in perfectly with the entire tooth, giving it a natural appearance. After the material is placed onto the tooth and shaped into the desired form, a curing light is applied so that the material sets and permanently bonds with the natural tooth enamel underneath. Choosing recontouring is one of the most minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that is available. Dentists often use these procedures to correct:

  • Small chips in the teeth
  • Irregular tooth length
  • Abnormally shaped teeth
  • Uneven teeth

Recontouring can be performed on just one tooth, or across your entire smile. It’s an effective cosmetic treatment that many people use alone or in conjunction with other treatments like whitening, gingival recontouring, and tooth colored fillings. The entire treatment can be completed in just one appointment and the results are instant, and will last for several years. It’s a great minimally invasive approach to an entire smile makeover.

What do you want to change most about your smile? What aspects of your tooth appearance would you like to alter? If you’ve been considering your options, then be sure to ask your dentist about recontouring at your next visit.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC


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