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Cosmetic Contouring

It doesn’t have to take a lot to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Cosmetic smile contouring addresses the size and shape of your teeth, as well as the borders of your gum tissues. Sometimes just the slightest variation in the shape of our teeth or gum levels will make certain teeth look short, pegged, or different than the others. With cosmetic contouring, your dentist can change all of that.

Recontouring your teeth is usually a non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedure that takes just a few minutes per tooth. From smoothing the edges of your teeth to applying tooth-colored composite bonding, teeth can be completely re-contoured for permanent results.

Gingival contouring adjusts the margins of your gum tissue, making teeth appear the same size and minimizing the appearance of “gummy” smiles. Depending on the method used by your dentist, some types of gum contouring are completed using lasers, which make the procedure extremely easy for the patient. In fact, most patients that have laser recontouring experience no recovery time!

  • You should consider cosmetic contouring if:
  • You have teeth that are shorter or skinnier than normal
  •  There are teeth that are uneven or longer than others
  • Your teeth appear short due to excess gum tissue
  • Gumlines are uneven or irregular

The results are dramatic, giving you an entirely new appearance before you walk out of the office.

Smile contouring is perhaps one of the simplest, dramatic cosmetic dental treatments possible. The natural structure of the teeth is maintained, promoting a healthy smile that looks great. When combined with other types of treatment like whitening or bonding, your cosmetic contouring will change the way you smile for a lifetime.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Marianna Weiner, Envy Smile Dental Spa

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