How a Dentist Can Contour or Reshape a Tooth

Portrait of young woman with perfect skin clean Your smile is the first impression you give others. When there are imperfections present, they can make you feel self-conscious about how you look. To address this, you can speak with a professional team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, to ask our dentists about ways to contour and shape a tooth to improve its appearance. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro can assist in enhancing the natural smile with cosmetic dentistry solutions.

How Can a Dentist Contour or Reshape a Tooth?

To contour or reshape a tooth, a dentist uses various tools and techniques to remove excess enamel. Some of the most common methods used by dentists to contour or reshape teeth include:

  • Rotary instruments, which are small metal files that gently scrape away excess enamel from the surface of the tooth.
  • An air abrasion tool, which uses compressed air and very fine particles of sand to gently remove extra enamel from the surface of the tooth. This method is often used to remove stains or whiten teeth.
  • A dental drill with varying attachments, which allows a dentist to carefully and precisely remove excess enamel in order to create an ideal shape or contour for the tooth.

How Do I Care For My Smile After a Tooth Has Been Improved?

No matter which method your dentist uses to contour or reshape your teeth, follow all post-treatment instructions carefully in order to minimize any discomfort and prevent further dental issues from occurring. Following good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, is also essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums after dental treatment.

Schedule an Appointment With the Team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry

If you have questions about how your Mesa, AZ, dentist can contour or reshape your teeth, be sure to speak with them directly. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation and needs. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro can be reached by calling 480-834-6991 to request a visit and undergo an initial evaluation.

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