One of the most common esthetic dental concerns is also one of the easiest and simplest treatments available. A chip in a front tooth, worn uneven edges, shallow pits or grooves in the tooth enamel are all minor issues, and easily resolved with esthetic tooth contouring.
Using a polishing instrument, Dr. Hagood is able to remove small amounts of tooth enamel to improve the shape and esthetics of your teeth. This quick and painless procedure can make a big difference in your smile. Because it is relatively inexpensive and noninvasive, it is a good place to start changing your smile to the one that you have always wanted, but Mother Nature failed to give you. Minor bite problems can also be resolved with contouring and reshaping.
An ideal candidate for esthetic tooth contouring has minor tooth imperfections such as small chips, minor unevenness, slight overlaps, shallowly pitted surfaces, and/or worn biting areas. This procedure can be ideal when one or more teeth are out of proportion compared to the size of other teeth, for example, when canines are large and pointy. Reshaping can only occur on healthy teeth, so x-rays are often taken before the procedure is done to check for problems.
To find if you are a candidate for esthetic tooth contouring, please contact Vero Beach Art of Dentistry for more information.