What is Cosmetic Dental Contouring?
Dental Contouring is a simple and painless reshaping procedure in which the tooth structure is reshaped with finely ground diamonds. Here small amounts of the tooth’s enamel, the outer layer covering the tooth, are removed in order to change the shape, length and surface texture of the teeth. Even the smallest change via contouring in the right area can make a massive difference to the appearance of your teeth and smile, giving the illusion of uniformity and alignment.
Why should I have dental contouring?
Cosmetic contouring can be used to help treat a number of common dental problems from worn and uneven tooth surfaces to small chips and worn biting areas. It is however only suitable where slight changes are required as, due to these limitations, issues may arise between maintaining optimum tooth functionality and achieving maximum smile aesthetics.
If it is suitable for you, however, within a single visit, minor imperfections can be adjusted and when combined with other treatments, for example a whitening procedure or cleaning, the changes to your smile can be quite dramatic, boosting your confidence and self-esteem and leaving you with a gleaming smile to show off at work and when out and about with your friends.
What Aftercare is Required?
Contoured teeth require the same maintenance as your regular dentition, hence it is advisable that patients avoid bad habits such as biting their nails, chewing pens and eating overly hard food, as well as avoiding when possible darkly stained food and drinks such as coffee and red wine which may cause staining of the enamel surfaces.