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Cosmetic Contouring

Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of the instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry at Tracey Bell. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session.

Tooth contouring is a method in which a small portion of the tooth enamel is removed with a drill. Once the tooth has been modified, it is given a coat of polish for better and smoother finishing. The shape of the treated tooth improves it looks better to the eye and fits well with neighbouring teeth. Generally, tooth contouring is performed on those teeth that are the most visible such as your front incisors and canines on the upper gum.

Tooth contouring can be used for treating a number of defects such as small chips, overlapping teeth, uneven length and pointed teeth. The process is also used for correcting small bite problems that arise when teeth come in an uneven contact between each other. If you want to give your teeth a more masculine or feminine appearance, then also a teeth-contouring procedure can help you out. Your teeth will have to be rounded or squared at the edges, and your desired results will be achieved.Tooth contouring involves removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel with a drill to sculpt a more pleasing shape and make the tooth fit in better with its neighbours. The tooth is then polished for a smooth finish. The procedure is most often used on the upper front incisors and canines, which are your most visible teeth.

Cosmetic problems that can be corrected with tooth contouring include: small chips, uneven tooth length, slight overlaps, and tooth edges that are too flattened or pointy. It can even be used to correct minor bite problems from teeth touching unevenly during contact. Conversely, your teeth should not be reshaped if any bite imbalances could result from it. In that case, one of several other highly effective cosmetic dental procedures would be recommended. Tooth contouring can also be used to give teeth a more feminine or masculine shape, simply by rounding or squaring the edges.

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