Everybody loves when something is easy. Although technology is supposed to be fast and easy, it seems that it often works quite the opposite. Some days it seems like nothing is easy, and when it comes to dental treatments, you kind of expect nothing to be easy. After all, a filling isn’t “easy.” It can be scary and takes time. A root canal wouldn’t be considered “easy.” It, too, seems scary and takes time. A tooth cleaning can seem pretty easy if you don’t have too much tartar, and your teeth are in good health. There is another dental treatment that is easy, too–tooth contouring. With tooth contouring you lose a little but gain a lot.
What is Tooth Contouring
If you have teeth that seem too big, too long, or misshapen, you may be an ideal candidate for tooth contouring. It is a simple, painless procedure that requires the removal of small bits of tooth enamel to acquire the smile you’ve been wishing for. With the use of a dental laser or small sanding drill, your dentist can remove pits or grooves in your teeth; even the length of your teeth; fix overlapping teeth, jagged teeth, and round the pointy look of your eye teeth by simply removing small sections of tooth enamel. There are some requirements that must be met before your dentist will contour your teeth, however. Dental contouring is not suitable for patients with:
- Thin tooth enamel
- Unhealthy tooth enamel
- Weak tooth enamel
Little for a Lot
Because tooth contouring will not decrease the strength of your tooth, or damage the enamel, and because it only costs $50 to $300 per tooth, you’re giving a little to get a lot.