Tooth reshaping and contouring
What is tooth reshaping and contouring?
Why do I need tooth reshaping and contouring?
Who benefits from tooth reshaping in Gainesville?
Tooth reshaping and contouring is performed to restore ones smile and facial aesthetics. You may be a candidate for tooth reshaping and contouring, if you have any of the following problems:
- Crooked teeth
- Excessive gaps between adjacent teeth
- Excessively small teeth
- Excessively large teeth
- Teeth fractured due to trauma
- If you require a complete smile makeover
How is tooth reshaping and contouring performed?
Tooth reshaping and contouring requires careful planning as well as excellent cosmetic skills. Therefore, Dr. Samant will first perform a detailed examination of your teeth, so that a detailed treatment plan may be formulated while considering your specific dental needs. There are several approaches to performing tooth reshaping:
- Natural Tooth Reduction – if you have excessively large teeth which do not sit well with your facial features, Dr. Samant will reshape your teeth by removing some of the natural tooth structure. During tooth reduction, care is taken not to expose the underlying dentine and pulp, otherwise it can result in tooth sensitivity.
- Tooth Bonding – if you seek cosmetic restoration of your crooked, chipped or excessively small teeth, then Dr. Samant will restore the shape and size of your teeth by applying a tooth colored restorative material on your teeth. This process is known as tooth bonding. Since composite restorative materials possess the ability to match the exact shade of your adjacent natural teeth, they are routinely used for the purpose of reshaping and recontouring of broken or fractured teeth.
- Veneers – for extremely severe cases where very little natural tooth structure is remaining to support bonding, Dr. Samant may choose to apply porcelain or composite veneers on your teeth. Veneers are useful for the cosmetic restoration of the shape and size as well as excessive gaps between adjacent teeth.
Is tooth reshaping procedure painful?
Not at all! Generally, very little tooth structure is removed for tooth reshaping and therefore there is no need for local anesthesia. In cases where very little tooth structure is remaining, Dr. Samant will administer you with a local anesthetic agent, so that you remain pain-free and comfortable during the procedure.