Your smile is often the first impression you make when meeting others in social or business settings. When you believe in yourself, it projects friendliness and confidence. Yet, it’s a common human trait to fixate on the tiniest flaws.
It might be a tooth with a slight chip from a childhood game or a tiny mismatch between a pair of front teeth. Plenty of small dental issues don’t warrant the time and expense of veneers, crowns, or orthodontics.
We at Rozenberg Dental NYC recommend tooth reshaping and dental contouring to our patients wishing to upgrade their smile with this conservative approach to a smile makeover. Often, it’s all you need to fine-tune small flaws like the five we discuss here.
As dental procedures go, tooth shaping is simple. Once Dr. Rozenberg checks the health of your teeth, you’re good to go. Shaping takes place by removing tiny amounts of tooth enamel to change the profile of a tooth, bringing it into balance with those surrounding it.
In some cases, shaping and contouring can be combined with dental composite bonding to achieve additions to a tooth’s surface. The composite resins used to augment shaping match your teeth’s appearance for natural-looking results.
There’s a wide range of benefits to shaping and contouring. These five are among our favorites.
There’s no need to wear temporary appliances while waiting for manufactured veneers or crowns. Tooth reshaping takes a single appointment. Your session is usually complete in 30 minutes to 1 hour. The minor dental issue that may have bothered you for years could be resolved over a lunchtime appointment.
Unlike dental procedures that go deeper into a tooth, there’s no need for a local anesthetic. Dr. Rozenberg checks that you have sufficient tooth enamel to support the procedure. Enamel has no nerves or blood vessels composed completely of minerals.
Small chips or cracks may not need a more expensive or complex solution. Reshaping may eliminate the problem area, particularly when combined with resin bonding. For those who grind their teeth, reshaping can smooth out rough edges and uneven surfaces.
A common dental issue, uneven tooth length can throw the appearance of your smile off. Yet it’s often easy to change with tooth reshaping. The shape of teeth is also on the table. Women often favor a rounded tooth profile, while square shapes appear more masculine. We can contour your smile to project the appearance you desire.
Overlaps and misalignments can create spots where plaque and tartar are hard to reach. Reshaping can give you access to these trouble spots, saving time in the cleaning chair during subsequent check-ups.
Find out more by consulting with the contouring and reshaping specialists at Rozenberg Dental NYC. You can call the office directly or book a session online. Your new and improved smile is waiting, so make an appointment today.
In the pictures below, you will see the results of 5 Smile Flaws Remedied by our Expert Tooth Reshaping Procedure for patients with various dental issues. These are only a sample of the treatments performed at our clinic. Over her decades of working in dentistry, Dr. Rozenberg has helped a lot of people, including celebrities and politicians, to name a few.
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