Cosmetic dentistry has become an extremely popular industry because everyone desires an attractive smile. While cosmetic dentistry can be used to fix almost any issue, it is the most beneficial if the patient is suffering from missing teeth or another major dental problem. One of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry is tooth recontouring.
Tooth recontouring is a dental procedure that is designed to change the shape, surface or length of a tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. Tooth recontouring was created to improve the appearance of the smile by fixing minor imperfections on the teeth, but it can also help people who are missing teeth. Changing the shape of your teeth will create a more balanced smile. The gaps left in your smile by the missing teeth will still be present, but they will be far less noticeable. If you get a few veneers at the same time as your tooth recontouring, then you will be able to completely fill in all of the gaps in your smile.
The tooth recontouring process will begin with a consultation appointment. During this time, our cosmetic dentist will determine if you are good candidate for the procedure. If you are a strong candidate for tooth recontouring, then you may return at a later date to get the procedure.
Since the tooth enamel is the only thing being removed during the tooth recontouring procedure, you will not have to be given an anesthetic. With that being said, you will not feel any serious discomfort during the procedure. The exact length of your appointment will ultimately be determined by the amount of work required and other factors, but the tooth recontouring is usually a fairly quick process.
Tooth recontouring is a great option to fix a smile harmed by missing teeth because the quick procedure involves almost no risks or uncomfortable side effects. We invite you to schedule a consultation at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS to learn more information about tooth recontouring and how it may help in your situation.
The office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS is located in Cabot, AR, and we also serve clients in the Little Rock, AR and surrounding cities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist.