Anyone with chipped, cracked, or generally uneven teeth knows that smiling can be a source of insecurity. Aesthetic contouring, also known as enameloplasty or tooth reshaping, is a popular procedure that effectively improves the appearance of your smile. During this procedure, small amounts of tooth enamel are removed, smoothed, or altered in length to achieve a more desirable look.

What Happens During Aesthetic Contouring?

Aesthetic contouring generally does not require any anesthetics when working on one or multiple teeth. For gum contouring to correct unbalanced gum lines, a strong topical anesthetic will be needed. The process will involve your dentist using a series of lasers and drills to reshape your teeth and correct any minor irregularities. These procedures typically last around 30 minutes but can vary depending on the amount of reshaping being done. Once complete, you’ll want to be extra careful about protecting the enamel on your teeth. Your dentist can recommend products and ways to prevent any tooth sensitivity and to protect your new smile.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Contouring

One of the biggest benefits of aesthetic contouring is the fact that the results are instant! You’ll be able to walk out of the office on the same day as your appointment with an improved smile that you can be proud to show off. Tooth reshaping also creates permanent results so you don’t have to worry about any follow-up procedures. For this reason, aesthetic dental contouring may be a more cost-friendly option compared to braces or veneers.

Is This Procedure Right for Me?

Aesthetic contouring is a good option for anyone with minor cosmetic dental concerns. These could include crowded teeth, small chips or fractures, uneven enamel textures, and more. This procedure will not be effective for patients with more serious cosmetic problems, which will require more extensive treatments.

Aesthetic contouring is just one of the many cosmetic and general services we offer at Cakmes Dental Studio. If you believe that you are a good candidate for aesthetic contouring, contact our Knoxville office location at (865) 584-6163 or schedule an appointment online so that we can determine if this procedure is right for you. Let us help you achieve your healthiest and happiest smile!