If you have minor imperfections having to do with the color, shape, or consistency of your teeth that you’d like to get rid of, you probably don’t need extensive dental or orthodontic treatment to do it. A cosmetic tooth recontouring procedure may be just what to clear up these small problems and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Located in Cabot AR, the practice of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS is committed to providing patients in the Ward, Beebe, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Vilonia, and Little Rock areas with comprehensive dental care. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is Cosmetic Tooth Recontouring?
Tooth recontouring, also known as tooth reshaping or dental contouring, is a cosmetic dental technique that involves removing small portions of tooth enamel in order to change the length, shape, or surface of one or more teeth. There is generally no discomfort associated with the procedure; you can have your teeth recontoured and once you’re done, leave our office and get back to your daily routine. This treatment is ideal for patients that want to minor small cosmetic problems with their teeth that don’t require braces, crowns, or veneers.
What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Tooth Recontouring?
Tooth recontouring offers patients who don’t need to receive extensive dental care a broad range of advantages. A tooth recontouring treatment is less expensive than other dental procedures. Unlike other procedures, it requires no anesthesia and is entirely painless because only the surface of the tooth enamel is removed. Undergoing this treatment can also improve the overall health of your teeth: removing minor overlaps and bite inconsistencies can help reduce tartar and plaque build-up and lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Tooth Recontouring?
Ideally, the best candidates for tooth recontouring want to make minor adjustments to their teeth without drastically changing the appearance of their smiles. Some examples of these small adjustments could include fixing pointed, crooked, or slightly sideways teeth. If you have more extensive bite problems or spacing issues, you will probably need to seek out more extensive dental treatments.
Are you interested in tooth recontouring, but still aren’t quite sure if you’re a candidate for the procedure? Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Jirik will examine the current state and strength of your teeth and assess if this procedure is right for you.