April 13, 2016
If you have misshaped teeth or other cosmetic flaws hurting the appearance of your smile, you have multiple options available. Tooth contouring and porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the appearance of your smile. Depending on the exact factors negatively impacting your smile, we are able to give you a shapelier and attractive smile using one of the two options. Both are noninvasive procedures that provide instant results for a smile transformation. As leaders for family and cosmetic dentistry, we will create an individualized treatment plan to give you the amazing smile you’ve always wanted.
Tooth Contouring Benefits
Tooth reshaping, also known as dental contouring, is an affordable option to give your teeth a more attractive shape. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is used to remove small amounts of enamel from the tooth to give it a new shape, length, or surface. By taking off very small amounts of tooth, we’re able to produce drastic results to improve the appearance of teeth. In some cases, contouring is also used with other cosmetic procedures, such as bonding to help sculpt the teeth.
The procedure is simple. X-rays will be taken to formulate a treatment plan. Then, each tooth will be sculpted to reduce imperfections. A sanding drill or laser is used to gently remove the enamel. Once the new shape is created, the teeth are smoothed and polished.
Contouring is ideal for those who just need to make subtle changes to the appearance of their teeth. For example, contouring can reduce minor crowding issues, small chips and cracks, and even grooves in the teeth. It’s a safe, affordable, and convenient means to give your teeth a more attractive appearance. However, if you have more complex issues hurting your smile, veneers may be a more viable option.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers involve placing false fronts on the teeth that are made out of porcelain. The thin shell-like fronts are bonded to the teeth to produce a natural appearance. Veneers can be used to hide chips, cracks, and discoloration, while filling small alignment gaps and overcrowding. Veneers can also be used to lengthen the appearance of the teeth.
To get veneers, you’ll need to have a consultation appointment. Molds and images of your mouth are taken to create custom veneers to match your smile. Then, small amounts of enamel are removed by etching the surface of the tooth to create a secure bond. Bonding material is used to hold the veneers in place. Finally, we will make the necessary adjustments and polish the teeth to ensure an attractive, functional smile.
Tooth contouring and porcelain veneers offer an alternative solution to fix the factors hurting your smile. With little pain and discomfort, little to no recovery time, and instant results, they are ideal for those who want quick results.
As a family and cosmetic dentist, we provide both cosmetic services to instantly transform your smile. We will create an individualized treatment plan to for a lifelong beautiful smile. If you’re ready to transform your smile, call us today at (647) 360-7228 to schedule a consultation.
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