Once a patient has reached adulthood, correcting smiles seems to take more importance. After all, a nice-looking smile projects a sense of friendliness, approachability, and trustworthiness. While braces do produce successful results, the process takes awhile; plus, not many people wish to wear braces as adults.
If the alignment issue is rather minor, though, tooth reshaping may prove more effective. To learn more about a teeth contouring procedure, Dr. Vi Truong-Mai, your Garland, TX dentist explains the treatment and its associated benefits.
What is a Teeth Contouring Procedure?
For patients who would like to change the shape or general appearance of one tooth or many, a teeth contouring procedure is performed. This simple solution can correct slightly misaligned teeth to skip the need for orthodontic treatment.
To complete the procedure, the dentist performs an evaluation of the teeth that require the reshaping. Then, the doctor uses a series dental tools and instruments to remove some of the enamel. The tooth is given a more pleasing shape and the surface is smoothed and polished; the final result is uniformly beautiful smile. Total, the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes, however, that estimate can change depending upon the number of teeth that require reshaping.
Benefits of Teeth Contouring
- Teeth contouring improves the appearance of your smile overall by removing chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth.
- With a newly aligned smile, your teeth become easier to clean. A flawless smile doesn’t have as many nooks and crannies that can trap food particles. Those lingering particles allow plaque to build-up in hard-to-reach areas, which can lead to decay.
- Bite issues tend to arise from misaligned and misshapen teeth. Yet, if your Garland, TX dentist completes a teeth contouring procedure, mild bite issues should correct themselves. An improved bite also decreases pressure upon your jaw joint and increases your bite’s force capabilities.
Mai Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Can Create Flawless Smiles
For more information about teeth contouring, contact Dr. Mai. She can explain the procedure and detail what you should expect before and after the treatment is complete. To schedule an appointment with our Garland, TX dental practice, call us at (972) 530-0552. Also, visit our website to view services, print patient forms, and to read more about our team. We look forward to treating patients from Garland, Richardson, Plano, Sachse, Rowlett, and surrounding cities.