Dental News & Updates

Posts for tag: dental reshaping

By Dentistry for Midtown
May 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to learn more about this simple, non-invasive cosmetic treatment and how it could improve your smile?cosmetic dentistry

Are you only dealing with very minor flaws in your smile that others may not notice at first glance but still bug you? Wish there was a simple and painless way to fix small cracks, chips and uneven areas of your smile? Well, your wish has been granted. Our Midtown, GA, dentists - Dr. Laura Koch, Dr. Andrew Soulimiotis and Dr. Sunny Patel - can easily improve the shape, color or size of one or more teeth through reshaping and bonding. Here’s how:

Dental Reshaping

A dentist can reshape the tooth you were born with, provided we aren’t removing too much enamel in order to do it. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, and by shaving down small bits of enamel from your teeth we can change its size or shape. You may sometimes hear it referred to dental contouring, and this procedure is completely non-invasive and doesn’t even require local or topical anesthesia.

Dental recontouring only takes about 30 minutes to complete, depending on how much needs to be changed and which tooth our Midtown general dentist is treating.

Dental Bonding

This treatment may go hand-in-hand with dental reshaping or may be performed on its own to improve the color or shape of a tooth. Bonding uses the same material that fills a cavity. Dental bonding only applies this tooth-colored material over certain imperfections to hide small discolorations, chips, gaps between teeth and other aesthetic issues. Just like recontouring, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the severity of the issues and tooth or teeth we are treating.

Who’s a good candidate for these treatments?

Anyone who has an overall healthy smile that just needs a little cosmetic work might be able to benefit from what dental contouring and bonding have to offer. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you hate having a slight gap between two teeth?
  • Do you dislike small chips or misshapen areas of a tooth?
  • Do you want to smooth away those extremely pointy canines?
  • Do you want to hide minor dental imperfections that still make you self-conscious?

If so, then perhaps dental bonding and recontouring can help. If you want to find out if your smile could benefit from these cosmetic procedures, it’s time you called Dentistry for Midtown to schedule your no-risk consultation. Let’s get you one step closer to the smile you deserve.