For some people, even after they get their teeth whitened or have used braces to straighten their teeth, their smile just doesn’t look exactly how they want it to. Some may have teeth that are too long, teeth that are inconsistent lengths or teeth that are slightly different widths. For those that just have small imperfections such as a slightly lopsided or unsymmetrical appearance, tooth reshaping is a perfect option. While dental bonding is a smart option for larger issues like gaps between teeth, tooth reshaping is a great alternative to cosmetically help your smile.
Tooth reshaping involves a combination of dental contouring and bonding methods to enhance a smile’s appearance. Tooth contouring is used to minimally alter tooth enamel (the outer layer of your tooth).
Dental bonding can aid in perfecting a tooth’s shape. The composite resin used is easily pliable, so Dr. Novak can mold and sculpt the material to create a more desirable shape.
Tooth reshaping and contouring can lead to long-lasting results for ideal candidates who take care of their dental health. If you have a history of good oral health and practice healthy dental habits regularly, such as brushing and flossing daily, you may be eligible for tooth reshaping. However, Dr. Novak will be able to assess your smile’s current condition to determine if you are, in fact, a candidate.
Achieve an improved, beautiful smile with tooth reshaping; book an appointment at Richmond Dental for a consultation today!